Nine To Noon for Monday 25 March 2019
09:05 Mueller Report: No conspiracy by Trump campaign with Russia
A letter sent to Congress today says the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller has found no evidence that the Trump campaign or his associates conspired with Russia. We cross to the Guardian's Washington correspondent David Smith for the latest.
09:20 Microsoft President: "tech sector must do more post Christchurch"
President and Chief Legal Officer of the technology giant Microsoft, Brad Smith, who says the Christchurch shootings must galvanise the tech sector to work together and with governments around the world to stop the spread of obscene and violent content.
09:40 Brexit coup? Will Theresa May survive the week?
Rumours have been swirling around Westminster this weekend of a coup by cabinet ministers to oust the British Prime Minister. Meanwhile Theresa May has been meeting senior colleagues and Brexit-supporting rebel lawmakers at Chequers to discuss her strategy and whether there is sufficient support to put her deal to another vote this week. Philip Webster is a former political editor of The Times.
09:45 Devastation of Cyclone Idai
From Africa, Debora Patta talks to Kathryn about the rising death toll in Mozambique after Cyclone Idai. Thousands have been left homeless and stranded. Also, the continuing investigation into the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash and attacks on health workers dealing with the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo.
10:05 What's life like at 100?
Author Renee Hollis travelled the country interviewing 120 centenarians for her book Keepers of History - including Gordon Brown, a car enthusiast who's still driving well into his second century.
10:35 Book review
Ian Telfer has been reading The Hunt for MH370 by Ean Higgins
10:45 The Reading
The Madonna In The Suitcase written and read by Huberta Hellendoorn (#1 of 5)
The challenges and rewards a Dutch New Zealand family experience in caring for a daughter with Down's Syndrome
11:05 Political commentators Mills & Sherson
Stephen Mills and Trish Sherson walk through the political landscape with Kathryn following the tragedy at Christchurch's two mosques, including gun laws, immigration and civil liberties issues..
Stephen Mills is the executive director of UMR Research and former political adviser to two Labour governments and Trish Sherson is from corporate affairs firm Sherson Willis, and a former ACT press secretary.
11:30 Plant based food for autumn and winter
Northland's Veggie Tree Cook School creator Anna Valentine with tips on getting more plant based food onto your plate, regardless of the season. Her book - The Veggie Tree Autumn and Winter Cookbook has a range of trans seasonal recipes. She will talk to Kathryn about a kumara curry, a few different ways to use polenta, some salads suitable for autumn and winter consumption and a delicious cheesecake which makes use of tamarillos and quinces.
11:45 We need the voice of poets now
Outdoor adventurer Kennedy Warne talks to Kathryn about an adventurous road crossing from Bannockburn to Garston, plus a resonating artwork at Waiheke's Sculpture on the Gulf and the loss of a poet who wrote eloquently about loss.
Music played in this show
Artist: Tiny Ruins
Song: North of Greytown