Nine To Noon for Thursday 16 May 2019
09:05 Ebola outbreak: Is a global alert needed?
The Democratic Republic of Congo has been battling an outbreak of Ebola for the past 10 months, but political conflict and violence against health workers is hindering the response. Lawrence Gostin, a university professor with Georgetown University, sat on two global commissions reporting after the 2015 West Africa Ebola crisis. He believes it's time the World Health Organisation issued a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. He joins Kathryn, along with Tarik Jasarevic, spokesperson for the World Health Organisation.
09:20 Coromandel residents gear up to fight marine farm proposal
Coromandel residents are gearing up to fight a proposed marine farm in Mercury Bay, off Cooks Beach, saying an untouched environment would become industrialised and affect marine mammals. If the application for a resource consent for the 30 hectare mussel spat catching facility is approved, it will be the first commercial marine farm on the eastern side of the Coromandel Peninsular. The applicants say when the mussel spat - the very young shellfish - are detected on the catching lines, they would be removed from the water and shipped to the Firth of Thames to be re-hung on existing mussel farms. They say the impact on the ecosystem would be less than minor. But Andrew Barber of the Whauwhau Environmental Group says the marine farm would wreck the delicate ecology and open up the floodgates for further commercialisation of a pristine stretch of coastline. Submissions on the application close tomorrow.
09:45 The trouble with Jeremy Kyle, Euro elections and royal gossip
UK correspondent Kate Adie looks at the axing of the Jeremy Kyle show after the death of a guest as more stories emerge from participants about the negative effect it had on their lives. She'll also talk about the looming European elections, which the government doesn't want and very few people care about in the UK. Also, there's a lot of attention being paid to the Queen's newest great-grandchild, but it hasn't stemmed the speculation and gossip.
10:05 Hey charity sector we need to be brutally honest. US non profit blogger Vu le
A frank take on working in the non profit sector with Vu Le a funny US blogger and speaker in the field who talks about the state of the sector and relationships with funders. That includes topics like destructive power dynamics, the need for decent charity overheads, and the perils of short-term restricted grants. He is the Executive Director of Seattle-based not-for-profit Rainier Valley Corps and he blogs at nonprofit AF. He is in New Zealand for The Philanthropy Summit The Future of Trust 15-17th May, Te Papa, Wellington.
10:35 Book review - Conventional Weapons by Tracey Slaughter
Rae McGregor reviews Conventional Weapons by Tracey Slaughter, which is published by Victoria University Press.
10:45 The Reading
Lisa's Story (from the book, All this by Chance) by Vincent O'Sullivan read by Peter Hambleton. Episode 4 of 10.
11:05 What's behind Pushpay's success and Uber's IPO flounders
Ahead of Tech Week, technology commentator Sarah Putt looks at the success in the US of Kiwi company Pushpay - but why is its CEO and co-founder retiring? And Uber has listed on Wall Street - but it didn't go well. Why isn't its model profitable? She'll also talk to Kathryn about government steps to address the "digital divide" - why does it fall short of what's needed?
11:25 Small children processing big feelings
Kiwi-born teacher-turned-author of the internationally well-received I Feel Brave book series, Avril McDonald, writes 'little stories about big feelings' for four to seven year olds. Additionally Avril has devised a couple of programmes which have been taken up in schools in New Zealand, to help primary school children learn to deal with difficult emotions like anxiety, and to have empathy for others, in a bid to guard against bullying. Avril tells Kathryn Ryan about the range of tools in her arsenal, which also include videos and this song 'Nothing Like a Good Friend' which encourages children to become more empathetic.
11:45 Chernobyl, The Bay and Educators
Film and TV reviewer Tamar Munch looks at Chernobyl, the five-part UK/US series dramatising one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, The Bay, a six-part British crime drama set in a fictional West Lancashire Police Service and Educators, a new local webseries set behind the scenes of an ordinary Kiwi secondary school.