Nine To Noon for Wednesday 13 March 2019
09:05 A gondola on Franz Josef?
The tension between tourism, recreation and conservation in our national parks, as underpinned by the spectre of a gondola on one of our most unique natural areas, the Franz Josef Glacier. Kathryn Ryan discusses with President of the New Zealand Alpine club John Palmer.
09:20 18 year old science student wins $50k in PM's awards
18 year old budding physicist Finn Messerli was awarded the Prime Minister's Future Science Prize last night at a ceremony at parliament for his research into the physics of flows of a wide range of granular materials. It's research which could ultimately help scientists better understand the risks of avalanches and slips, but also has potential for applications in a range of industries. Finn is the third student from Onslow College to be named Future Science Prize winner since the PM's awards began 10 years ago. He talks with Kathryn along with his teacher, Onslow College Head of Science Kent Hogan.
09:30 By Heart, Tiago Rodrigues. An ode to language
Written and performed by Portuguese playwright and actor Tiago Rodrigues, By Heart gets 10 audience volunteers to attempt the intellectual challenge of learning a poem, by heart, on stage. While the poem is being learnt, the participants and audience are lead through a series of illuminating, inter-generational stories about famous writers, fictional characters, and most profoundly of all, his grandmother, who is losing her sight and with it, the ability to read.Playing at the Loft, Q Theatre from March 13 - 16th By Heart is part of the Auckland Arts Festival.
09:45 Australia correspondent Bernard Keane
How National is tearing itself apart over the leadership of the party, and the right to the job of Deputy Prime Minister, with Barnaby Joyce insisting he had a right to the job.
10:05 Anabel Hernandez: A Massacre in Mexico
Award winning Mexican investigative journalist Anabel Hernandez on her remarkable account of the disappearance and deaths of 43 students in 2014 - and the subsequent coverup.
10:35 Book review - The Glovemaker
Lisa Finucane reviews The Glovemaker by Ann Weisgarber, published by Macmillan
10:45 The Reading
Barefoot Years - a memoir written and read by Martin Edmond (Part 3 of 5)=
11:05 Taite Music Prize 2019 finalists
Music 101's Yadana Saw looks at the finalists for the 2019 Taite Music Prize
11:20 Penguins and why we love them
11:45 Why forgetting is hard
Associate Professor Dr Siouxsie Wiles on how forgetting memories may take more mental effort than continuing to remember them. Also the new study suggesting autonomous driving systems may have more difficulty detecting pedestrians with dark skin than those with light skin, and what researchers have discovered about the largest known mass child sacrifice, and llama sacrifice, in Peru in the 15th century.