Nine To Noon for Tuesday 17 October 2017
09:05 Shock over death of Panama papers lead journalist in Malta
There's shock and anger in Malta as news spreads about the death in a car bomb of the Maltese journalist and blogger who led the investigation into the Panama Papers scandal. Daphne Caruana Galizia died overnight when a powerful explosive device blew her car into pieces and threw the debris into a nearby field. She spoke to Nine to Noon last April. Her most recent revelations pointed the finger at Malta's prime minister, Joseph Muscat, and two of his closest aides, connecting offshore companies linked to the three men with the sale of Maltese passports and payments from the government of Azerbaijan. David Thake is a former Nationalist party general election candidate and radio presenter in Malta, who knew Daphne Caruana Galizia well.
09:20 Are disability organisations overlooking their own?
Does the disability sector in New Zealand do enough to employ people with disabilities into senior roles within its own organisations? Kathryn speaks to Pam MacNeill, who is blind and says progress has been too slow. She wants to see a greater push to have more people with disabilities into roles where they can lead and manage their own sector. Also joining Kathryn is Grant Cleland, the chief executive of Workbridge, a specialist employment service for people with disabilites. Grant is a wheelchair user, and talks about the challenges facing people with disabilities getting into leadership roles.
09:30 Antarctica's contribution to sea level rise
After 50 years of disagreement about whether the Antarctic ice sheet is growing or shrinking, advances in computer modelling and data analysis have allowed international climate expert Professor Matt King to estimate Antarctica's increasing contribution to sea-level rise. Based at the University of Tasmania, as Professor of Polar Geodesy, Professor King's research includes observing and modelling the Antarctic ice sheet, estimating resulting sea-level change and the changing shape of Earth. Professor King is visiting Victoria University's Antarctic Research Centre, and the University of Otago.
09:45 USA correspondent, Steve Almond
Steve Almond talks to Kathryn about the President's continued push to sabotage Obamacare and Obama's legacy, Trump's reaction to the Harvey Weinstein revelations and the wildfires in California.
10:05 Florenz Maxwell: Bermuda's theatre boycott heroine
Florenz Maxwell is a Bermudian author and activist who was part of the underground group that successfully ended segregation through a series of theatre boycotts in 1959. She's just published a young adult novel called Girlcott, a coming-of-age story about a young girl who learns about segregation and racism through the actions of the Progressive Group. Florenz talks to Kathryn Ryan about her own experiences of inequality from growing up in Bermuda, and where the country currently stands in terms of race relations.
10:35 Book review - "Sour Heart" by Jenny Zhang
Jenna Todd from time out bookstore reviews Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang, published by Bloomsbury.
10:45 The Reading
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram
Rod Oram talks to Kathryn about the probability Fletcher Building will have a for a difficult AGM next week, ANZ’s loss on its lending to Inteuri, the failed education provider and Stephen Tindall takes a leave of absence from The Warehouse board to chair Team NZ.
11:30 Mindful Tech - having a zen relationship with our cellphones
Professor at the University of Washington's Information School David Levy talks to Kathryn Ryan about managing our addiction to our smart phones and having a better relationship with them. Himself a computer scientist who learnt book binding to counteract the fast pace of the tech world, David's book Mindful Tech: How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives looks at how being mindful around technology can help us make better decisions around using it.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Media commentator Gavin Ellis on Sean Plunket's decision to resign from the Broadcasting Standards Authority as well as coverage of the High Court action to overturn the Commerce Commission’s scuttling of NZME/Stuff merger plans.
Gavin Ellis can be contacted on email@example.com
Music played in this show
Artist: She & Him
Song: Gonna Get Along Without You Now
Album: Volume Two