Nine To Noon for Tuesday 26 March 2019
09:05 New rental app offers free tenant background checks
A new app called Proper aims to simplify the rental experience for both landlords and tenants, but the free background check has raised privacy concerns with renters advocates. The app's founder Aaron Yee joins Kathryn to discuss how it works, along with Robert Whitaker of Renters United.
09:20 Security risk forces street festival indoors
The Christchurch terror attacks have forced changes to Wellington street festival CubaDupa. Wellington mayor Justin Lester joins Kathryn to detail how the popular street festival will work - off the street.
09:45 The US President's reaction to the Mueller report
Susan Milligan reports from Washington DC on Donald Trump being cleared of conspiring with Russia over the US 2016 election. The President is accusing his enemies of doing evil and treasonous things, and has said that no other president should have to be investigated over a false narrative. The Mueller report has stopped short of exonerating President Trump of obstruction of justice.
10:05 Neuroscientist on how life experience shapes the brain
Gendered brains: a sexist myth, or a fact of life? Gina Rippon is an emeritus professor of cognitive neuroimaging from Birmingham's University of Aston - and she says we are merely in the foothills of what we can learn about the brain. She believes the differences in our brains come from what we are exposed to and the the lives we live, not our gender. Her book The Gendered Brain unpacks the stereotypes and looks at how such messages can mold our sense of self.. There has been much talk in recent times about raising children to be gender neutral, but Professor Rippon tells Kathryn that that is impossible.
10:35 Book review
Quentin Johnson has been reading Sicily: An Island at the Crossroads of History by John Julius Norwich.
10:45 The Reading
The Madonna In The Suitcase written and read by Huberta Hellendoorn (#2 of 5).
11:05 A dismal interim result for Fonterra
Business commentator Rod Oram talks to Kathryn about what has contributed to Fonterra's poor half-year results. Also, Yili, China’s largest dairy company, offers to buy Westland co-op.
11:30 101 movies you may have missed
David Stratton is an Australian based film critic, he has served as President of the International Critics Jury for the Cannes and Venice Film Festivals, and he's a former critic for international film industry magazine Variety. He has now written a book - 101 marvellous movies you may have missed. He speaks to Kathryn about how he chose which movies would make the cut, and why they fit into the category of overlooked gems.
11:45 Media coverage of accused Christchurch shooter, naming or not?
Media commentator Gavin Ellis talks to Kathryn about the how the news media will refer to the Christchurch mosques murder accused, in light of the Prime Minister saying he will be nameless as far as she is concerned. Also, changes at the Whanganui Chronicle. The paper will still have an editor, but the person won't be called an editor and will have 'commercial responsibilities'.
Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald. He can be contacted on email@example.com
Music played in this show
Artist: Christine and the Queens
Song: The Walker
Artist: Neneh Cherry
Artist: Chaka Chan
Song: Hello Happiness