Nine To Noon for Monday 9 April 2018
09:05 Blog details abuse, threats in legal profession
The legal researcher who set up an anonymous blog for people in the legal profession to share their experiences of harassment and bullying says the responses paint a grim picture of the sector. Zoe Lawton set up the #MeToo blog for one month after the revelations of sexual misconduct and harassment at Russell McVeagh involving law clerks two years ago. Today she is providing a full copy to the Justice Minister, the Law Society and all universities. Lynn Freeman talks with Law Society President Kathryn Beck, about the initiatives it's working on to combat harassment and abuse within the profession.
09:20 Now you can dob in mobility park abusers
Members of the public are being encouraged to dob in people who abuse mobility parking spaces through a new smartphone app. Access Aware allows users to take a photo and submit information in real time for enforcement officers to respond. Users can also use the app to see the locations of known mobility parking locations on a map to help them find a park. Lynn Freeman speaks with the app's project manager, Raewyn Hailes from CCS Disability Action.
09:30 Mixed weekend for Kiwis at Games
Another five medals were added to New Zealand's haul at the Commonwealth Games at the weekend. Lawn bowler Jo Edwards won New Zealand's fourth gold... and cyclist Eddie Dawkins came agonisingly close to gold in the men's 1000m time trial but had to settle for second. But it was the shock loss for the Kiwi Netball team with he Silver Ferns losing 57-53 to the Malawi Queens. Lynn Freeman speaks with RNZ's Sports Editor Stephen Hewson who's on the Gold Coast.
09:45 Germany correspondent Thomas Sparrow
Thomas Sparrow is Political and Security Correspondent for Deutsche Welle. Today he discusses the fatal van attack in Munster; and exiled Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont vows to return to Belgium.
10:05 Not your usual fossil hunter, Lee Berger
Professor Lee Berger is a world renowned palaeoanthropologist and explorer who has been hailed for discovering not just one - but two new species of human ancestors in South Africa; Australopithecus sediba & Homo naledi. Professor Berger is sometimes seen as having an unorthodox approach to his work. He's documented his expeditions on social media, has sought collaborations outside the traditional circles, and makes replicas and photos of fossils available for other scientists to study. In 2016 he was recognized by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. He talks to Lynn Freeman about his lifelong fascination with fossil hunting and the contributions he has made to our understanding of human origins. Professor Berger has been in New Zealand for the Public Communication of Science and Technology conference in Dunedin.
10:35 Book review
Anne Else reviews Curry: Eating, Reading and Race by Naben Ruthnum, published by Text Publishing.
10:45 The Reading: Page Numbers 2018
Safer, written and told by Clare Moleta.
Page Numbers 2018 is a series of nine short stories written by graduate MA writers out of the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington.
11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton & Stephen Mills
Marama Davidson wins the Green Party co-leadership race; mixed reactions to Labour's transport package; and Clare Curran continues to face the heat over the RNZ saga.
Matthew Hooton is the managing director of the PR and lobbying firm, Exceltium. Stephen Mills is the executive director of UMR Research and former political adviser to two Labour governments.
11:20 The height of apple season with Carey White from Mill Orchard
Bordered by the Garry and Ashley Rivers, in Loburn near Rangiora, Mill Orchard covers 60 hectares of apples and pears, producing over 15 varieties of apples and bottled juice on a juice press they built themselves. April is the perfect time of year, with many varieties freshly picked right now and at crisp, sweet perfection. Mill Orchard co-owner, foodie and photographer Carey White tells us how to make the perfect melted gooey apple brownies.
11:45 Off the beaten track with Kennedy Warne
Kennedy considers the 50th anniversaries of two tumultuous events, one in Memphis, & one in Wellington. Tuesday 10th April is the 50th anniversary of the sinking of the Wahine. 3rd April was the 50th anniversary of the assassination on Martin Luther King Jr. Kennedy reflects on the days leading up to King’s death, and on an unexpected connection with mangrove forests in the Bahamas. Kennedy also has observations on three NZ forests that he's recently visited.