Nine To Noon for Wednesday 4 July 2018
09:05 Thai cave rescue: the difficult options ahead
Lynn Freeman talks with Andy Eavis, who is one of the world's best-known cave explorers, Honorary President of the World Caving Association, and the former president of the British Caving Association about the cave rescue operation underway in Thailand. He knows two British divers John Volanthen and Rick Stanton, who were first to reach the boys.
09.20 Pasifika mothers & children gambling
A new report suggests Pasifika youth and their mothers need support to stop the increasing problem of gambling. The just released study, funded by the Ministry of Health and carried out by AUT shows more than half of 14-year olds have gambled at least once. Over 50 percent of Pasifika mothers in the study gamble in casinos, on Lotto and scratch cards. The research is part of a longitudinal Pacific Islands Families Study, following 923 mothers, and 931 of their children born in 2000. Director of the PIF Study Dr El-Shadan Tautolo speaks to Lynn Freeman.
09:30 GP's plea to parents: save your kids from disfiguring cancer
Cases of head and neck cancer are increasing at a faster rate than other cancers, yet a cure for one of the causes is being turned down too often, according to Whangarei doctor Andrew Miller. In younger patients especially, HPV infection has recently emerged as an important cause of what can be a disfiguring disease. HPV immunisation, which is funded for everyone aged between the ages of 9 and 26 - eliminates that risk, as well as the risk of cervical, anal cancer, vaginal cancer, & vulvar cancer but the uptake is lower in New Zealand than in Australia and the UK. Dr Andrew Miller is a GP and works for Northland DHB as a Sexual Health Medical Officer. He is also recovering from stage 4 HPV related head and neck cancer.
09:45 Australian Catholic Archbishop sentenced
Australian correspondent Donna Field talks to Lynn Freeman about Adelaide's Catholic Archbishop Philip Wilson, who has been sentenced to home detention for concealing child sexual abuse, and calls for a Liberal Democrat senator to apologise for sexist remarks.
10:05 Tasman Sea survival story
Sailor Tony Allan reflects on his sea survival story. He was adrift in his life raft for 20 days during the Solo Tasman Yacht Challenge in 1974. His adventure is the subject of a new book Alone in the Tasman, as told to Les Hill.
10:35 Book review - A Thousand Perfect Notes by C. G. Drews
Sonja de Friez reviews A Thousand Perfect Notes by C. G. Drews, which is published by Hachette.
10:45 The Reading
My Father's Island written and read by Adam Dudding (Part 3 of 10)
11:05 Van Morrison's Astral Weeks
Musicologist and senior lecturer in the Department of Music at the University of Otago, Graeme Downes, talks about Van Morrison and the 50th anniversary of Astral Weeks.
11:20 Youth Inspire: off benefits & benefiting society
Community project Youth Inspire is the result of a cry for help. The Wainuiomata community, just outside Wellington, were seeing young people leaving school and claiming benefit. Now, thanks to the Youth Inspire initiative, four hundred jobs have been secured - in retailing, hospitality, building, also at a library. Two hundred businesses in the Hutt Valley are taking part. Not only is it slowing down staff turn-over but recent analysis shows a social return on investment of $11.60 for every dollar invested. Matt Reid is chair of Youth Inspire. He talks to Lynn Freeman about getting young people off benefits and into jobs, and keeping them there. He is joined by Jazmine Kupenga, who has found work after years of being on a benefit.
11:45 Museums and rise of rapid response collecting
Art commentator, Courtney Johnson on how museums collect history as it is made on the day, including Auckland Museum's new exhibition, Are We there Yet? Women and Equality in Aotearoa. Courtney also has details about exhibitions and events in Wellington tied to the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage like No Common Ground, a one day symposium on feminist art practice, mana wahine and queer practice, Embodied Knowledge at The Dowse, Ella Sutherland: Margins & Satellites at Enjoy Public Art Gallery and The earth looks upon us / Ko Papatūānuku te matua o te tangata at the Adam Art Gallery.
Music played in this show
Artist: Ryley Walker
Song: Primrose Green
Album: Primrose Green
Artist: Neko Case
Song: Calling Cards
Album: The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight
Artist: Jason Isbell
Label: Promo Southeast