Nine To Noon for Thursday 11 April 2019
09:05 Tropical trash: The impact of holidaying in the Pacific
A new UN report has investigated the impact inadequate waste management is having in tropical locations - including the Pacific Islands. A tourist in a small island developing state produces about 7kg of waste a day, compared to about 2.5kg for a local. The report's author Dr Jeff Seadon from AUT University joins Lynn to talk about how the islands can move from "dumping societies" to "circular economies" with effective waste management.
09:20 Three elements for primary school achievement
A new study by the Council for Educational Research has analysed six diverse primary schools that made and sustained positive shifts in achievement over five years. Senior Researcher Jan Eyre tells Lynn Freeman even though each school had a unique approach, they all had three common elements: a safe, supportive positive learning environment; a focus on developing and nurturing relationships; and strong leadership which used data to drive strategic goals.
09:30 New Zealand migration stories "More of Us"
"More of us " is a book of poetry by 46 refugees and migrants, from 29 countries who have traveled to our shores and now call Aotearoa 'home'. Lynn Freeman talks to the collection's lead editor Adrienne Jansen and poets Reza Zareian and Nicky Subono who share their poems and their powerful personal stories.
09:45 Brexit crunch summit as Britain overhauls its divorce laws
UK correspondent Harriet Line joins Lynn to talk about Prime Minister Theresa May's trip to Brussels to secure more time for Brexit, and new legislation will be introduced so couples can separate if their marriage has broken down irretrievably, instead of playing the 'blame game'.
10:05 Walking Manhattan block by block
Bill Helmreich walked every block of NYC to write his award winning book The New York Nobody Knows back in 2013. Now he has re-walked most of Manhattan—over 1000kms—to write this new, one-of-a-kind urban walking guide, The Manhattan Nobody Knows.
Bill is a Professor of sociology at the City University Graduate Center (CUNY) and City College of New York.
10:35 Book review - For King and Other Countries
David Hill reviews Glyn Harper's For King and Other Countries: The New Zealanders who fought in other services in the First World War.
The book is published by Massey University Press ($59.99).
10:45 The Reading
Episode 8 of The Life And Death Of Laura Friday (And Of Pavarotti, Her Parrot) by David Murphy read by Peter Hayden.
[Please note this reading is for broadcast only, no permission to replay on the web.]
11:05 Is Google's "don't be evil" motto well and truly over?
Technology commentator Mark Pesce joins Lynn to look at how Gmail - which has just turned 15 - now has 1.5 billion users. But there are other issues to take the shine off that Google milestone, like how DNS has undergone a wave of hijacking attacks linked to Google's public cloud and disquiet over more Google ads being delivered to smart TV owners.
11:25 Top 5 speech sound errors in 5-year-olds
11:45 Double up: Killing Eve season 2, What We Do in the Shadows and The Lego Movie 2
Chris Schulz reviews the second season of Killing Eve - can it match the first? He also reviews the US version of What We Do in the Shadows and just in time for the school holidays - The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.
Music played in this show
Artist: Damien Jurado
Song: Percy Faith