Nine To Noon for Friday 5 April 2019
09:05 Boeing 737 Max 8 report clears pilots
A report into last month's Ethiopian Airlines crash, which killed 157 people, shows the crew were not able to control the plane, even though they followed all the correct emergency procedures. The Boeing 737 MAX nose-dived repeatedly, minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa. A Lion Air 737 Max crashed last October in Indonesia, killing 189 people. The aircraft have been grounded by aviation authorities around the world. Meanwhile Boeing has announced it'll roll out a software fix for its anti-stall system. Kathryn talks with Jon Ostrower, editor-in-chief of The Air Current.
09:20 Examining the Tomorrow's Schools Review
Submissions close shortly on the biggest shakeup to the education system in 30 years. An independent taskforce has made 32 recommendations - the most controversial of which, is setting up Education Hubs. 49 schools have banded together to oppose it. Kathryn talks to Pat Newman, principal of Hora Hora school and member of the Community Schools Alliance, and Maurie Abraham, Principal of Hobsonville Point Secondary School who says what's proposed needs an open mind and a closer look.
09:45 Mysterious break-in at a North Korean embassy
Asia Correspondent Edward White talks to Kathryn about a major security breach at the North Korean embassy in Spain, which has raised questions about links between North Korean dissident groups and US intelligence. Also, the former prime minister of Malaysia is finally facing trial over alleged corruption in what has been dubbed the country's trial of the century.
Edward White is a correspondent for the Financial Times
10:05 Accused gunman appears in court
RNZ journalist Anneke Smith reports from the High Court in Christchurch, where the terror-accused has appeared, facing 50 murder charges and 39 of attempted murder.
10:25 Susan Orlean and the mystery of LA's Central Library fire
In 1986 a massive fire ripped through Los Angeles' main library, destroying 400,000 works and damaging 700,000 more. Author of The Orchid Thief Susan Orlean was surprised she'd never heard of it, and began a journey of writing a book that's part history and part whodunnit. She's headed to New Zealand as part of the Auckland Writers Festival and joins Kathryn to talk about what she discovered while writing The Library Book.
10:35 Book review
Today Tilly Lloyd from Unity Books reviews Lanny by Max Porter. A second novel from the award-winning author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers, the story is both dark and playful.
10:45 The Reading
The Life And Death Of Laura Friday (And Of Pavarotti, Her Parrot) by David Murphy. Part 4 of 12
11:05 Remembering Scott Walker from the Walker Brothers
Music reviewer Jeremy Taylor from Slow Boat Records commemorates the passing of Scott Walker with a selection of his solo and Walker Brothers music. He leaves behind a body of work that ranges from the deeply romantic likes of the Walker Brothers hits and easy listening faves like 'No Regrets' and 'Joanna', to the biting social commentary of Jacques Brel, to the avant-garde, virtual modern classical of late period albums like 'Tilt' and 'The Drift'.
11:30 Crusaders name to stay or go?
Sports commentator Brendan Telfer speaks to Kathryn about the ongoing debate on whether the Crusaders should adopt a new name. And the Black Caps 15 man squad for June's Cricket World Cup contains a couple of surprises and suggestions captain Kane Williamson might have had the final say and not the selectors on a couple of the selections.
11:45 The week that was
Comedians Te Radar and Irene Pink with tales of a cantankerous swan and a suggestion that artist Edvard Munch's Scream isnt screaming!