Nine To Noon for Wednesday 2 May 2018
09:05 Censor asked to rate Netflix's upcoming '13 Reasons Why'
Netflix has asked the Chief Censor to rate the second season of its controversial teen drama 13 Reasons Why, ahead of its release later this month. Netflix will also air a video ahead of each episode, with the cast of the show suggesting teens who may be affected by issues covered by the show, seek help. Kathryn talks with the Chief Censor David Shanks.
- Netflix has developed resources for teens, including a discussion guide
- Office of Film and Literature Classification has also produced a set of resources, aimed at parents with teens
- Mental Health Foundation: What you need to know
Lifeline: 0800 543 354
Rape Crisis: 0800 883 300
Youthline: 0800 376 633 or free text 234
Samaritans: 0800 726 666
Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757
Suicide Prevention Helpline: 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
09:20 New vaccine development kick-starts powerful immune response
Researchers have developed an exciting new vaccine substance that could lead to improved immune responses and reduced side-effects for existing vaccines. It could also play a role in developing vaccines for HIV, Tuberculosis and Meningitis, as well as reduce the needs for booster shots. Kathryn Ryan speaks with Victoria University Professors Bridget Stocker and Mattie Timmer about the wider project to target immune cells in an effort to combat cancer.
09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton
Cardinal George Pell has been committed to stand trial on four charges relating to historical sexual offences; the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority issues a report on an investigation it conducted into one of the four biggest banks in the country; Conservative newspaper columnist for The Australian, Angela Shanahan, causes controversy with her observations about Jacinda Ardern; and April breaks temperature records across Australia.
10:05 Life after death: donating your body to science
For more than two thousand 2,000 years, cadavers have been involved in science's greatest accomplishments. From dentistry and medicine to physiotherapy and even plastic surgery – learning about human anatomy with the real thing is nothing like learning from models. But for many students, the task of dissecting a human body can be an incredibly daunting and emotional experience. And for the families of those who have donated their body, how can they be sure their loved ones are treated with respect? Kathryn Ryan speaks with Professor and Vice Chancellor at the University of Otago, Helen Nicholson, and student, tutor and demonstrator, Anu Kaw.
10:35 Book review
Leah McFall reviews Meghan: A Hollywood Princess by Andrew Morton, published by O Mara Books.
10:45 The Reading
The River by David Hill, read by Peter Vere Jones (Part 3 of 5).
11:05 Music with Kirsten Johnstone
From the Nashville sound of Jamie McDell, to the folky flair of Holly Arrowsmith – Music 101's Kirsten Johnstone looks at the latest country offerings.
11:20 Cracking up: Cori Gonzalez-Macuer on comedy as therapy
"Go out there and tell people," says Cori Gonzalez-Macuer (7 Days & What We Do in the Shadows) who wants people to open up more about their own life struggles. Cori is taking part in the mental health focused Inner Dialogue event at this year's Comedy Festival. He himself has had to cope with some of life's tough stuff – including his father's suicide, about which he made a powerful TED X talk.
As well as the Inner Dialogue performance, Cori will be appearing at The Good Guys all-star charity comedy night and the Spanglish Comedy night. The NZ International Comedy Festival runs from 26 April - 20 May.
11:45 Science commentator Siouxsie Wiles
Associate Professor Dr Siouxsie Wiles is the head of Bioluminescent Superbugs Lab at the University of Auckland.