Nine To Noon for Wednesday 6 March 2019
09:05 Distinguished epidemiologist says poor leadership to blame for declining public health
Epidemiologist, Professor of Preventative medicine, and former WHO adviser Sir David Skegg says New Zealand's public health system is failing. He's published a new book The Health of the People, in which he criticises politicians for being short sighted, and says a lack of leadership is to blame for the health status of New Zealanders slipping behind those in comparable countries
09:20 How to strengthen victims' rights
Victims feel unsafe, unsupported and that their concerns aren't being listened to, according to a new survey released this week. Dr Kim McGregor is the government's chief victims advisor and she believes its time the victims of crime had a Victim's Commissioner to help advocate on their behalf and help them navigate the justice system.
09:45 More fallout from Cardinal Pell conviction
Australia correspondent Karen Middleton looks at how the fallout from the conviction of Cardinal George Pell for historical child sex abuse continues - his controversial lawyer, Robert "plain vanilla" Richter QC says he won't lead Pell's appeal because he's "too angry" about the verdict to do an objective job. She'll also talk about a $40m bank fraud case and the latest rugby league sex tape scandal.
10:05 Whirimako Black & Hinewehi Mohi. Sharing the aroha
Toku Reo Waiata is a one-night musical extravaganza forming the centrepiece of Aucklands Arts Festival. Whirimako Black & Hinewehi Mohi talk to Kathryn Ryan about the kaupapa of the event and why there's room for everybody. The Auckland Arts Festival's Tōku Reo Waiata is on at Auckland Town Hall on the 16th of March.
10:35 Book review - Past Caring? Women, Work and Emotion
Anne Else reviews Past Caring? Women, Work and Emotion, which is edited by: Barbara Brookes, Jane McCabe and Angela Wanhalla, and published by Otago University Press.
10:45 The Reading - Butlers Ringlet
Matthew Chamberlain reads part 8 of Butlers Ringlet by Laurence Fearnley.
11:05 The Verlaines vent their Spleen
Music commentator Graeme Downes joins us for the last time before he takes a sabbatical with a very personal look at the Verlaines 10th studio album Dunedin Spleen, to be released on May 10.
11:20 Wastecape: a vision of our plastic future?
'Wastescape' is a giant immersive art installation using thousands of used plastic milk bottles to spark conversations about New Zealand's relationship with food and waste. Its creator British artist Gayle Chong Kwan talks to Kathryn Ryan about her otherworldly creation.
Wastescape is on at Silo 6, in Auckland's Wynyard Quarter, from this Saturday until 24th March as part of Auckland Arts Festival. Gayle Chong Kwan is also doing a blind and low vision sensory tour of the installation.
11:45 When sorry seems to be the hardest word
Defaming someone is bad enough - but apologising for it can sometimes land media companies in just as much hot water. Professor Ursula Cheer of the University of Canterbury joins Kathryn to explain why.
Music played in this show
Artist: I Won't Run From It
Song: Big Red Machine
Artist: Who Knows?
Song: Marion Black