09:05 Pay equity deal - more to come in education sector

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Photo: Jeff A. Johnstone

As primary teachers take to the picket line for the first strike in decades - other pay claims within the industry are starting to gather steam. The Government has announced a 30% pay rise for women working in education, which unions say signals the opening of the door to other support staff and educators who have been undervalued for decades, with Teacher Aides next in line. The Educational Institute and the Ministry of Education signed the Terms of Settlement for 329 women support workers yesterday. Lynda Stuart is the Educational Institute's President

09:20 Burnout in the medical professions

Stressed doctor, doctor burnout, burnt out doctor, doctor generic

Photo: Flickr

Physician, heal thyself! How the medical professions, including dentists and vets, are working towards a better understanding of the stress their jobs cause so they can manage and prevent career burnout. Dr Fiona Moir is a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health and Communication Skills -- and also a Director of Medical Student Affairs in the medical programme at the University of Auckland. She has done extensive research into burnout - how to spot it, prevent it and manage it. Her company, Connect Communications, runs workshops to teach health professionals how to talk to their patients, their colleagues and learn self-compassion. She joins Kathryn to talk about the recent moves by the health professions to better support themselves and each other.

09:30 Cool science in (1000) hot springs

Champagne Pool

Champagne Pool Photo: Supplied

New Zealand scientists have published the first major results from their study of  the unique & extremely resilient organisms living in the Taupō Volcanic Zone, in the world's most comprehensive look at geothermal springs.  Over  two years, researchers from the 1000 Springs Project carried out a systematic sampling of more than 1000 springs - to find out what lives in the hot, steamy and chemically extreme environments.  The joint GNS /University of Waikato project was co-led by University of Waikato's Professor Craig Cary and Dr Matt Stott, who is now at the University of Canterbury.   They discovered 28,000 different microorganisms and observed what's driving their distribution, and the importance of the springs' chemistry and physical conditions to their survival in such harsh conditions.

09:45 Australia's National Energy Guarantee gets thumbs up

Bernard Keane has details about the National Energy Guarantee plan to settle climate and energy policy; a massive new expansion of surveillance laws that would enable the Government to force tech companies to help it defeat encryption and more on the questions being put to the Government about its handout of $444 million to a charity with no due process.

Austrlalia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Austrlalia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Photo: AFP

10:05 Shamed All Black deserves posthumous apology 

In his book Murdoch - the All Black who never returned,  rugby historian Ron Palenski delves into the layers of speculation about what really happened in Cardiff, prior to prop Keith Murdoch being sent home from tour in disgrace in 1972. Mr Palenski says a posthumous apology wouldn't go amiss.

Murdoch headlines

Murdoch headlines Photo: composite

10:35 Book review - The Plotters by Un-su Kim

Ian Telfer reviews The Plotters by Un-su Kim, which is published by Text Publishing.

10:45 The Reading

Resistance by Rebecca Barnes, episode 13 of 15.  

11:05 Music: breaking the language rules

Patti Smith, Manic Street Preachers, T-Rex

Patti Smith, Manic Street Preachers, T-Rex Photo: composite

Graeme Downes looks at the way breaking grammar rules can sometimes work really well in song composition. He's been listening to Metal Guru by T-Rex, Because the Night by the Patti Smith Group, There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards by Ian Dury and If You Tolerate This Then Your Children Will Be Next by the Manic Street Preachers

Graeme Downes is a musicologist and senior lecturer in the Department of Music at the University of Otago.

11:20 Growing arts in Northland's men's prison

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Photo: Northland Regional Corrections Facility Arts Programme

Beth Hill is the programme leader for arts, self-directed learning, and living skills at Northland Regional Corrections Facility. Earlier in August she was awarded the Arts Access Māui Tikitiki a Taranga Award 2018  in recognition of her support for the arts, while "taking many leaps of faith to make the projects succeed beyond what was thought possible".   The annual Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards are national awards which celebrate the achievements of individuals and organisations providing opportunities for people with limited access to engage with the arts.

Beth Hill

Beth Hill Photo: Arts Access Aotearoa|Whakahauhau Katoa O Hanga

11:45 Law: Freedom of Expression 

Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux

Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux Photo: Supplied / YouTube screen shot

What are the legal interpretations of the cancellations of Stefan Molyneux, Lauren Southern and Don Brash speaking events? Dean Knight - Senior Lecturer at the School of Law at Victoria University - says the legal response under the New Zealand Bill of Rights is both straightfroward and tricky!


Music played in this show

Artist:   Aldous Harding
Song: Blend
Composer: Harding
Album: Party
Label: Flying Nun
Time: 10.37

Graeme Downs' tracks

Metal Guru
Best Of T-Rex
Writer credits: Marc Bolan

Because the Night
Patti Smith Group
Bruce Springsteen / Patti Smith

Ian Dury
There ain't half been some clever Bastards

Manic Street Preachers
If You tolerate this then your children will be next
This is my truth tell me yours
James Bradfield / James Dean Bradfield / Nicholas Jones / Nicholas Allen Jones / Sean Moore