09:05 Child abuse screening tool improves accuracy: researchers

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A predictive risk assessment tool that can identify children at risk of abuse, developed by a New Zealand researcher and implemented for two years in the United States, has been found to improve the accuracy of referral screening decisions. The Ministry of Social development originally commissioned Professor Rhema Vaithianathan, Co-Director of the Centre for Social Data Analytics at AUT to develop the model. It uses data about children and their families to identify those at risk of physical, sexual or emotional abuse before the age of two. MSD stopped short of implementing the tool, but Allegheny County in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania began using it in 2016, and commissioned Stanford University researchers to evaluate its effectiveness. Kathryn talks with Rhema Vaithianathan.

09.30 ChewIt - novel way to answer your mobile

:A hands free mobile is one thing but with latest innovations in technology, you may be able to answer calls by biting. It's called ChewIt, a device the size of a piece of chewing gum, which allows you to answer the phone simply by biting down on it. ChewIt has been developed by a Masters of Engineering student in the Augmented Human Lab team at the University of Auckland's Bioengineering Institute. The student was supervised by Associate Professor Suranga Nanayakkara who tells Kathryn about a range of assistive augmentation devices.

09:45 EU unity summit, & Christchurch Call conference in Paris

Europe Correspondent Seamus Kearney looks at the visit by Jacinda Ardern to Paris for her 'Christchurch Call' conference, the EU's 'show of unity' post-Brexit action plan and anger over a rerun of Istanbul's mayoral election.

Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg meets with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee presidential palace following the "Tech for Good" summit in Paris.

Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg meets with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee presidential palace following the "Tech for Good" summit in Paris. Photo: AFP

10:05  Photos Fighting Islamophobia. Shahidul Alam: Embracing the Other

Internationally acclaimed Bangladeshi photographer, journalist and activist Shahidul Alam speaks with Kathryn Ryan about his current exhibit, a video of his photographs Embracing The Other: Photographic Exhibition inside a Mosque, designed to combat Islamophobia and extremism, which is featuring at next month's Auckland Festival of Photography. It was the first exhibition to be held in a mosque in Bangladesh. Shahidul is currently facing a possible 14 year jail sentence for violating a Bangladeshi law prohibiting criticism of the government on digital platforms. Shahidul's work has been exhibited at MOMA in New York, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Royal Albert Hall, and the Tate Modern.  He was named Time's Person of the Year in 2018.

10:35 Book review - Saltwater by Jessica Andrew

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Kiran Dass of Time Out Bookstore reviews Saltwater by Jessica Andrew, which is published by Sceptre.

10:45 The Reading

Lisa’s Story (from the book, All this by Chance) by Vincent O’Sullivan read by Peter Hambleton. Episode 1 of 10

11:05 Political commentators Mills & Morten

A closer look at the zero carbon bill, the terms of the cannabis referendum and the impending primary and secondary teachers strike.

Stephen Mills is the executive director of UMR Research and former political adviser to two Labour governments and Brigitte Morten is a senior consultant for Silvereye and a former senior ministerial advisor for the previous National-led government. 

11:30 Breakfast Filipino style

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Does your boring breakfast table need a fun Filipino shake-up? Jess Granada from Filipino restaurant Nanam in Takapuna and The Cult Project's Carlo Buenaventura discuss their favourite breakfast items including sikwate (a Filipino hot chocolate), pan de siosa (a rich buttery bread) sinangag (garlic fried rice)  and tuyo (salted dried fish.)

Jess and Carlo are getting together on Saturday 25th May for a pop-up breakfast as part of Satellites a series of public events in Auckland showcasing contemporary Asian talent.

11:45 Monster Cruise Ships, Mini-cities of the Seas 

Bill McKay talks to Kathryn about monster cruise ships and how they are the mini-cities of the Seas.

Bill McKay is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.

Music played in this show

Artist: Aldous Harding

Track: Weight of the Planets

Time: 9:10


Artist: Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Track: Swim and Sleep (like a shark)

Time: 11.35


Artist: Juice

Track: Lizzo

Time played: 11.49