Nine To Noon for Wednesday 1 February 2017
09:05 Pristine spring "under threat" from irrigation
Campaigners in Golden Bay say they fear for New Zealand's largest freshwater springs due to increased irrigation.
Kathryn Ryan speaks with Andrew Yuill - who is applying for a Water Conservation Order to protect the aquifer, and Tim King, deputy mayor of the Tasman District Council and chair of its Environment and Planning Committee.
09:20 Amazing advances in forensic medicine
How can advances in forensic medicine help reduce the work load of pathologists and coroners ? What would make a good new national strategy on organ donation ? Kathryn Ryan talks to David Ranson the Deputy Director, of the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine in Melbourne. He is also the Medical Director of the Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria.
09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton
10:05 America 'got it wrong' says Saddam's interrogator
John Nixon was the CIA's lead interrogator of Saddam Hussein after his capture in 2003. He tells Kathryn Ryan that while he was a ruthless dictator - it might have been better if he'd stayed in power. He also warns of failings within the CIA.
10:35 Book review
Best of 2016 - Louise O'Brien
10:45 The Reading
11:05 Music with Charlotte Ryan
Charlotte features the music of three amazing musicians who have passed away in the last couple of weeks
11:20 The history of NZ's rivers
Kathryn Ryan talks to Dr Catherine Knight who has charted both the physical and cultural history of Aotearoa's rivers in her new book "New Zealand's Rivers: An Environmental History".
11:45 Legal commentator Charles MacGuiness
Could Australia's new health and safety law could be a harbinger of things to come in New Zealand?
Music played in this show
Artist: Leyla McCalla
Song: A Day For the Hunter, A Day For the Prey
Album: A Day For the Hunter, A Day For the Prey
Label: Jazz Village