09:05 Gender bias report. Senior doctors "making up for being female"

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A new Association of Salaried Medical Specialists report is giving insight into why senior women doctors are burning out at a quicker rate than their male counterparts and are more likely to work through illness. The Director of Policy and Research with ASMS, Charlotte Chambers, interviewed 14 senior women doctors for the study and found common narratives around subtle and overt gender bias, as well as a lack of work-life balance. She says the medical profession needs an urgent shift in thinking but active discussions are taking place to make this happen.

The report is officially being launched at Parliament at 10am this morning.

09:30 Concerns over lead in Canada's water supplies

A large investigation into Canada's drinking water has raised concerns about lead contamination. Out of 12,000 tests since 2014, a third exceeded the national safety guideline of 5 parts per billion. The results drew comparisons with the public health crisis in the US city of Flint, where a decision to draw water from older, corrosive pipes exposed up to 100-thousand people to high lead levels. The investigation was a year-long collaboration by 120 journalists across 10 media outlets and nine universities. Rob Cribb lead the investigation for the Toronto Star and talks to Kathryn about what happens next.

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09:45 Boris Johnson launches his election campaign

UK correspondent Matt Dathan joins Kathryn to talk about the start of the election campaign, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisting at the Tory launch that he can "get Brexit over the line". Former speaker John Bercow has delivered his valedictory speech, with the comment that Brexit is the biggest mistake Britain has made since the Second World War.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he addresses the nation at 10 Downing Street on November 6, 2019 in London, England.

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10:05 Sinéad Gleeson: sickness, health, motherhood & writing

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Sinéad Gleeson is an Irish writer and the author of the critically acclaimed work of creative non-fiction Constellations. She was diagonosed with arthritis at 13, and an aggressive form of leukemia in her 20s, and her book is a powerful depiction of sickness, health and ultimately motherhood, as well as part science, poetry and art writing. Sinéad Gleeson has been a book and music reviewer for The Irish Times', presents The Book Show on RTÉ Radio 1 and is a writer in residence at University College Dublin. She is in Wellington for the annual writers festival Verb.

10:35 Book review - Wearing Paper Dresses by Anne Brinsden

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Bronwyn Wylie-Gibb of University Book Shop, Dunedin, reviews Wearing Paper Dresses by Anne Brinsden, which is published by Pan Macmillan Australia.

“Compelling, clever writing; vivid characters and a tale of family, farms and fragility, shot through with darkness and sudden moments of light.”

10:45 The Reading

Mercenary Territory by Susan Pointon told by William Kircher and Sarah Boddy. Episode 4 of 5.

11:05 Driverless cars, 2nd digital divide and gangster phones

Technology commentator Bill Bennett joins Kathryn to talk about why it's taking so long to get a truly autonomous car after Apple's co-founder Steve Wozniak said it may not happen in his lifetime. Also, is the second digital divide locking poor people out and there's a phone company out there that sells phones engineered for criminals.

Co-Founder of Apple Steve Wozniak  is pictured during the Cube Challenge at the CUBE Tech Fair for startups in Berlin.

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11:25 Tertiary education: an overwhelming choice?

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With an increasing the number of pathways, options and qualifications students can enrol in, Dr Mohamed Alansari, from Auckland University's School of Learning, Development and Professional Practice speaks with Kathryn Ryan about the range of choices facing year 13 students as they leave secondary school.  Is it too difficult to choose?

11:45 Official Secrets, Sorry We Missed You, The Aeronauts

Film and TV reviewer James Croot  joins Kathryn to talk about British docu-drama Official Secrets, based on the life of whistleblower Katharine Gun who leaked a memo detailing that the US eavesdropped on diplomats from other countries; Sorry We Missed You, a British drama by Ken Loach and The Aeronauts, a 2019 biographical adventure film starring Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne.

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Music played in this show

Artist:  Aro 
Song: Korimako 
Time: 9.35 

Artist: The Black Pumas 
Song: Fire  
Time: 11.30