09:05 Why is palm kernel use declining on farms?

Kathryn Ryan talks with agri-business consultant Alison Dewes and Federated Farmers' Dairy Chair Andrew Hoggard, about how the decline in imports of palm kernel extract. Imports of palm kernel extract dropped from 2.2 million tonnes in 2015 to 1.5 million tonnes last year. State owned Landcorp, the country's largest farmer, has announced it will stop using Palm Kernal extract on its farms from mid year.

09:20 The Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

Dr Frank Lin

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Dr Frank Lin is Professor of Otolaryngology and Geriatric Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. His research recognises a strong link between hearing loss, memory loss and the onset of dementia. He advocates for early intervention with cochlear implants. He's visiting NZ for a series of talks with the Pindrop Foundation.

09:45 Australia correspondent Peter Munro

Peter Munro in Australia on the British backpacker horror kidnap ordeal, the Liberals expected loss of Western Australia in this weekend's election and the homeless Aboriginal Poet who has won a major prize in the same award as New Zealand's own Ashleigh Young.

10:05 Considering the well-being of fragile students

Caroline Adams Miller is imploring schools to consider the well-being of their more fragile students as well as fostering grit and resilience. She is a guest speaker at New Zealand's first Positive Education conference - starting in Christchurch on Friday (10 March). She has a Masters  degree in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, essentially a study in the science of happiness and well-being

10:35 Book review

Charlotte Graham reviews "Problems" by Jade Sharma 

10:45 The Reading

11:05 A Song Symphony?

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Kathryn Ryan talks to Graeme Downes, founding member of the Verlaines, songwriter, musicologist, senior lecturer in the Department of Music at the University of Otago. To mark the 20th anniversary of the release of Radio Head's Ok Computer, Graeme Downes asks if the album is a Song Symphony? 

11:20 Trump Talk And Roman rabble-rousing: an A-Z of populist rhetoric

Is Donald J Trump using the same techniques of populist rhetoric as exploited by politicians in ancient Rome ? Kathryn Ryan talks to Otago University's Professor Jon Hall, an expert on the Roman orator and politician Cicero and has found interesting parallels.

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11:45 Science commentator Siouxsie Wiles

To celebrate International Women's Day Siouxsie talks about some of the most significant female scientists from New Zealand's past.

Music played in this show

10:06 Manu Chao - Bongo Bon

10:32 Miss E - Hummingbird