Nine To Noon for Friday 12 April 2019
09:05 Julian Assange arrested
The Wikileaks founder's seven-year stay in a London embassy is over. Julian Assange took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault case. The case has long been dropped, but overnight London police went into the building and dragged him out, after Ecuador's government withdrew its offer of asylum. Assange was promptly convicted of skipping bail in 2012, and now awaits sentencing. His detention paves the way for his extradition to the United States on allegations of leaking classified military documents in 2010. Richard Hillgrove is Julian Assange's London PR agent.
09:20 How has the UK attempted to prevent radicalisation?
Can radicalisation be prevented by counter terrorism laws and agencies? Britain has passed a suite of counter-terrorism laws since 2000, including putting responsibility on "specified authorities" to "prevent people" from being drawn into terrorism. Gabe Mythen, Professor of Criminology at the University of Liverpool joins Kathryn to discuss how effective that legisation has been and whether 'radicalisation' adequately captures the complex processes and dynamics that drive people to commit politically and racially motivated violence.
09:30 Help to get from the military to civvy street
A new foundation has been established to help defence force veterans transition to life in civvies. Post Transition has been founded by former SAS soldier and Victoria Cross recipient Willie Apiata and his partner Jen Martin. They say servicemen and women need much more support when they leave the Defence Force - from help with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, to assistance finding jobs in the private sector.
09:45 Pacific wrap, Solomon Islands election, Kiribati work schemes
RNZ Pacific journalist, Johnny Blades talks to Kathryn about the outcome of the Solomon Islands election, the Kiribati parliament asking New Zealand to take more i-Kiribati workers in their seasonal worker schemes and also a look at how Pasifika communities here are speaking up about proposals to legalise voluntary euthanasia.
10:05 Train like a girl: optimising sports nutrition and training for women
Dr Stacy Sims is an expert in how gender dictates athletes' training, nutritional, recovery and hydration needs. Working on the premise that women are not small men the exercise physiologist, nutrition scientist, former triathlete and author has spent the last two decades researching female physiology with regards to high performance.
10:35 Book review - Children's books
Louise Ward from Wardini Books reviews two children's books:The Encyclopaedia of Grannies by Eric Veille and Where’s My Jumper? by Nicola Slater
Published by Gecko Press ($29.99) / Simon & Schuster ($13.60)
10:45 The Reading
The Life And Death Of Laura Friday (And Of Pavarotti, Her Parrot) by David Murphy. Part 9 of 12.
No web rights.
11:05 Grant Smithies with an eclectic mix of sonic treats
Music reviewer Grant Smithies has a four-course tasting platter of delicious sonic treats today, with the first three made from ethically sourced local ingredients. We'll tuck into boss tunes from Seafog, Emily Fairlight and long-lost 70's Wellington sitar-pluckers The 40 Watt Banana, then it's off to Scotland for dessert with the syrupy synths of Golden Teacher.
11:30 Folau fallout & ANZAC teen sprint sensation
Sports commentator Brendan Telfer talks to Kathryn about how the Australian Rugby Union is dealing with Israel Folau's latest homophobic outburst, and the talent of teen sprinting sensation, Edward Osei-Nketia is sought on both sides of the Tasman.
11:45 Toddler locks Dad's iPad & what are janties?
The week that was with Te Radar & Pinky Agnew. They will explain what janties are, and whether they'd be game to wear them. Also a toddler tinkering with their father's iPad, resulted in the device being disabled for 48 years!