Nine To Noon for Monday 27 January 2020
09:05 New Zealand's response to coronavirus threat
Chinese officials are warning that people with the novel coronavirus can be infectious up to two weeks before they develop any symptoms. More than 2000 people have been infected in China and 56 people have died. As the number of infections outside China increases, what is New Zealand doing to combat the threat of it arriving here? Kathryn talks to Virologist Dr Lance Jennings and Dr William Rainger, director of the Auckland Regional Public Health Service who has been at Auckland Airport this morning briefing border staff.
09:15 New chapter? National Library and Archives changes worry historians
Historians and genealogists say the work that they do could be severely impacted by proposed changes at the National Library and Archives New Zealand. The National Library is trying to re-home its overseas published collections, and Archives NZ is seeking to halve its reading room hours from March. Is this a sign of the digital-times, with more records and books being available online? What impact will it have on those who rely on records for research? Kathryn talks to Michael Belgrave, president of the New Zealand Historical Association, Richard Foy, Chief Archivist and Rachel Esson, Director of Content Services at the National Library.
09:30 Climate Change Commission. Preparing for 2050
Dr Rod Carr is heading up the newly created independent institution, tasked with holding successive governments to account on climate change mitigation and adaption. By law, the Climate Change Commission, of which he's inaugural chair, will advise, monitor, and review the crucial targets intended to keep global warming to within 1.5C by 2050.
So how will it tackle the profound shifts needed to make this happen?
09:45 Africa correspondent Debora Patta - locust swarms devastate crops
Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia face devastating crop losses following the worst locus swarms in 70 years, and Debora tells Kathryn about the moves to end child marriages in Malawi.
10:05 Frans De Waal: primal emotions about inequity
One of the world's foremost primatologists Frans de Waal's research tells us much about what can animals teach us about ourselves when it comes to economic, social and political power structures. Even how inequality in the workplace and pay inequity can fuel resentment. In his TEDx talk Frans shows what happens when two cappucin monkeys are paid differently for doing the same task. Frans' most recent book Mama's Last Hug tells of an outburst of emotion from chimpanzee Mama on her deathbed - telling much of what animals think and feel. Frans speaks with Kathryn Ryan about the primal emotions inequity provokes.
10:35 Book review - Best of 2019
Bronwyn Wylie-Gibb of University Book Shop, Dunedin, with her favourite books from last year: The Man in the Red Coat by Julian Barnes (Jonathan Cape), The Library of Ice: Readings from a Cold Climate by Nancy Campbell (Simon & Schuster), Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books by Nina Freudenberger (Hardie Grant).
10:45 The Reading
Michelle Amas reads On An Island With Consequences Dire by Kelly Ana Morey adapted by Owen Scott.
(Part 1 of 5). No web rights.
11:05 Basketball star Kobe Bryant dead in crash: US media
US media is reporting the basketball great, Kobe Bryant, has died in a helicopter crash in California.
The LA County Sheriff says five people have died in a crash in Calabasas.Bryant played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, and retired four years ago. Kathryn talks with LA journalist Yakenda McGahee.
11:15 Political commentators Hooton & Mills
Labour's annual retreat, the Whanau ora dispute and a resolution to the long-running land dispute at Ihumatao draws near.
Matthew Hooton is an Auckland based consultant and lobbyist. Stephen Mills is the executive director of UMR Research and former political adviser to two Labour governments.
11:30 Akaroa Cooking school and food tours
Lou and Ant Bentley set up the Akaroa Cooking school almost a decade ago, and have branched out into foodie tours too, to Italy and also the Canterbury region. They share a couple of recipes their book, Fresh from Akaroa, one using local Akaroa salmon - blood orange glazed salmon fillets and to follow, a foolproof chocolate mousse cake.
11:45 Happy Birthday Auckland! Challenges for our biggest city
On Auckland Anniversary Day Bill McKay looks at what makes Auckland so different from the rest of New Zealand's cities and what it must do differently.
Bill McKay is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.