09:05 California Governor Jerry Brown on climate action

Governor Jerry Brown.

Governor Jerry Brown. Photo: AFP / Getty Images North America

Former California Governor Jerry Brown talks to Kathryn about becoming an international leader on climate action. He has helped to foster global cooperation despite the Trump administration pulling the United States out of the Paris accord. During his time in office, he legislated for clean energy, committed to reducing California's greenhouse gas emissions by 40% below 1990 levels by 2030,  extended measures to encourage businesses to reduce their pollution,  and approved policies to help encourage transition to electric vehicles. He says getting China on board is critical to driving real change.

09:20 Pacific teens learn to gamble at home

A new study has found that for Pacific youth, gambling is an activity that begins at home with friends and family. Almost a third of 17-year-olds in the survey, which was funded by the Ministry of Health and carried out by researchers at AUT, had gambled for money in the previous year. The study's release coincides with the government's  new gambling harm minimisation strategy.The report's lead author Dr Maria Bellringer joins Kathryn to discuss how and why Pacific teens are exposed to gambling.

Gambling. Dice

Photo: RNZ / Diego Opatowski

09:45 US correspondent Susan Milligan

The ongoing aftermath of the Democratic presidential debates, President Trump's visit to North Korea and the Supreme Court has finished its term with some interesting results.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un speaks as he stands with US President Donald Trump south of the Military Demarcation Line that divides North and South Korea, in the Joint Security Area (JSA) of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized zone (DMZ)

Photo: AFP

10:05 Free climbing pioneer: Lynn Hill

Lynn Hill is considered something of a pioneer in the rock climbing community and continues to influence the current generation of female climbers.  In the 1990s she basically changed the definition of what was possible in free climbing. In 1993 she made the first free ascent of the most famous big wall climb in the world - The Nose on El Capitan in California and then a year later she made a free ascent of the same route in just 23 hours. She is also one of the most successful competition climbers of all time, winning over thirty international titles including the coveted Rock Master 5 times, and the World Cup in 1990.

She's written an autobiography called 'Climbing Free: My Life in the Vertical World' and is in to New Zealand  to speak at two sessions in this years NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival.

10:35 Book review - Selected Poems by Brian Turner

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Photo: Victoria University Press

Harry Ricketts from quarterly review periodical New Zealand Review of Books Pukapuka Aotearoa reviews Selected Poems by Brian Turner, which is published by Victoria University Press.

10:45  The Reading

The Quiet Spectacular by Laurence Fearnley told by Katherine McRae (Part 2 of 10)

11:05 Injecting business with te reo and Maori culture

Business commentator Nikki Mandow  talks to Kathryn about the commitment from some companies to brining te reo and Maori culture into the workplace. Also, what lies ahead for outgoing Spark boss, Simon Moutter?

Nikki Mandow is the business editor or Newsroom. Check out Newsroom's Two Cents' Worth business podcast with Radio NZ

11:30 Regenerative medicine - 3D-printed replacement for human bone

Professor Hala Zreiqat is a visionary in the field of biomaterials and tissue engineering. She has invented the world's first 3D printed porous synthetic bone - the replacement body part mimics the mechanical strength of bone and may also promote bone growth. Earlier this month the Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Sydney University was awarded an Order of Australia.

Hala in the lab

Hala in the lab Photo: University of Sydney

11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis

Gavin talks to Kathryn about an Australian court decision which creates major headaches for media companies that allow comments on  their social media sites. Also, how did the first week of The Spinoff's membership drive play out?. And the BSA announces its new strategic focus. Should broadcasters be worried?

Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald.  He can be contacted on gavin.ellis@xtra.co.nz

Music played in this show

Artist: Jan Hellriegel
Song: Love and Conviction
Time: 09:30

Artist: Stevie Wonder
Song: I wish
Time: 9:48

Artist: Tame Impala
Song: Patience
Time: 10.36

Artist: Marion Black
Song: Who Knows
Time: 11.25