Nine To Noon for Wednesday 14 November 2018
09:05 "We've won the battle to re-enter the Pike River drift"
A manned re-entry into the Pike River mine will go ahead, and is expected to take place in February next year.
The Pike River Recovery Agency recommended a single entry approach as the safest and most appropriate option. The total estimated cost of the recovery has been put at 36 million dollars. Lynn Freeman speaks with Anna Osborne, whose husband Milton died in the mine, Dave Gawn the Chief Executive of the Pike River Recovery Agency and Rob Fyfe the government's independent adviser on the plans for the re-entry of the Pike River mine.
09:30 Is digital reading changing how our brains work?
Lynn talks with neuroscientist Dr Maryanne Wolf, director of the center for dyslexia, diverse learners and social justice, at UCLA whose research looks at how the brain takes on knowledge. She says research is surfacing in many parts of the world suggesting that those who read on digital devices don't comprehend as well, don't sequence details well and don't recall the plot as well as those reading the same material in print. Dr Wolf says reading more on screens may threaten the young brain's ability to build its own foundation of knowledge and the desire to think and imagine for themselves.
09:45 Tough language after Melbourne attack
Australia correspondent Karen Middleton on the effect that last week's attack in Melbourne is having on the city. Plus the latest on the Strawberry scare; a politician forced out of his job over groping allegations; the Prime Minister's tiki tour around Queensland and his pitch to Pacific nations.
10:05 Deborah Challinor: From the Ashes
Best-selling New Zealand writer Deborah Challinor delights in weaving historical fact and fiction together. Her books always have strong female leads who navigate their way through tough times from 1850s to the 1950s New Zealand. An historian by trade, Deborah Challinor's PhD was in military history, which is a far cry from her latest book - From the Ashes. It is a sequel to her 2006 book Fire - and is the second book in the series, The Restless Years. Deborah often writes several books that focus on particular characters because she says their stories don't stop on the last page of the novel. Her most successful and best loved series are the Children of War books, The Smugglers Wife series and Convict Girls. Deborah joins Lynn to talk about her prolific writing career and the characters that stay with her.
10:35 Books review - Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce by Colm Toibin
Quentin Johnson reviews Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce by Colm Toibin, which is published by Macmillan.
10:45 The Reading
The Whole Intimate Mess by Holly Walker - Episode 3 of 5 Episodes written and read by Holly Walker
11:05 Vodafone Music Award Nominees
RNZ's Yadana Shaw has been listening to some of the music nominated for the awards across different categories. She plays Cold by Drax Project, Vampire Again by Marlon Williams, Clandestine by Julia Deans and Nobody Here by Alien Weaponry.
11:20 Kerikeris' past: By Bible, Hammer & Compass
In By Bible, Hammer and Compass historian and author Adrienne Puckey adds colour to Kerikeri's history. It's almost 200 years since the Church Missionary Society, led by the Reverend Samuel Marsden, arrived in the Bay of Islands to establish a mission at Kerikeri supported by Ngāpuhi chief Hongi Hika. Adrienne talks to Lynn Freeman about her late 18th Century forebears, brothers James and William Puckey's adventures in the Pacific as missionaries, carpenters and mariners.
11:45 Phones at bedtime and transporting mosquitoes!
Science Commentator Dr Siouxsie Wiles talks about the dangers of artificial blue light, how a family of pesticides have been found to changes bees' social behaviour, and ponders how many mozzies you can pack onto a teaspoon - which is demonstrated in this video!
Associate Professor Dr Siouxsie Wiles is the head of Bioluminescent Superbugs Lab at the University of Auckland.
Music played in this show
Artist: Ane Brun
Song: Make You Feel My Love
Album: Leave Me Breathless
Artist: Tiny Ruins
Song: Olympic Girls
Artist: Rhian Sheehan
Song: Soma Dreams