09:05 How might coronavirus affect tourism to New Zealand?

As the death toll in China from those infected with coronavirus rises to 81, a lock-down spreads to 15 cities and group tours are banned outside of the country, Kathryn talks to New Zealand Chinese Travel and Tourism Association Simon Cheung and Chris Roberts of the Tourism Industry Association about what it means for New Zealand $40b tourism industry.

Chinese tourists

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09:15 The future of content on our screens and airwaves

Jane Wrightson

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Kathryn talks to the outgoing head of New Zealand On Air, Jane Wrightson about her 12 years leading the allocation of around $100 million in funding to content creators across our screens and airwaves. She leaves the job this week to become Retirement Commissioner.  What might the future hold as the government contemplates massive changes to the way publicly owned media organisations are structured?

09:40 USA correspondent Susan Davis

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) holds a campaign event at La Poste January 26, 2020 in Perry, Iowa.

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The latest in the President Trump impeachment process and a look ahead to the Iowa Caucuses in early February. Senator Bernie Sanders is currently ahead in Iowa.

Susan Davis is a congressional correspondent for NPR and a co-host of the NPR Politics Podcast. Based in Washington DC.

09:50 Greymouth life-saving community project 

Greymouth defibrilator project

Greymouth defibrilator project Photo: Joan Fairhall, Greymouth Rotary

A community initiative is underway on the West Coast which aims to make Greymouth the safest place in the country to have a heart attack. Rotary, St John Greymouth and Tai Poutini Polytechnic are working together in a local fundraising and training effort to increase the first aid skills of West Coasters. The aim is to have 1,000 people familiar with CPR and AEDs (Automated external defibrillators) by Easter, and have defibrillators installed at key locations throughout the district. Kathryn speaks to Save a Life project co-ordinator, Joan Fairhall, and Marg Becker, a Kaiata local who has been through the training. For more information, email savealifeproject@stjohn.org.nz 

10:05 Award winning Scottish playwright, Kieran Hurley

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Kieran Hurley's work Mouthpiece, won the Hector MacMillan Award for Best new Scottish play and the prestigious Carol Tambor Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year (2019), where it was sold out and it is part of the Auckland Festival in March. The play focuses on the unlikely friendship between a writer Libby, and teenager Declan, who meet on Salisbury Crags as she contemplates taking her life.

10:35 Book review - Best of 2019

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Ralph McAllister with his picks for the best books of 2019: Lady in Waiting by Anne Glenconner (Hachette NZ), Find Me by André Aciman (Faber), The Offing by Benjamin Myers (Bloomsbury).

10:45 The Reading

On an Island with Consequences Dire, by Kelly Ana Morey, adapted by Owen Scott and read by Michelle Amas. Part 2 of 5.

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11:05 Impact of the coronavirus on the economy

Business commentator Rebecca Stevenson talks to Kathryn about the global market reaction to the deadly coronavirus. Stocks are sliding due to the uncertainty, including Air New Zealand and other airlines. And New Zealand tour operators are already reporting they could lose thousands of bookings per month while the coronavirus travel ban is in place.

Rebecca Stevenson is Stuff's Business Editor.

11:30 Removing barriers for Pacific students

University of Auckland Pro Vice Chancellor Pacific professor, Damon Salesa on the challenges of closing the achievement differential between Pacific and non Pacific, non Maori learners.

Assoc. Prof. Damon Salesa

Assoc. Prof. Damon Salesa Photo: University of Auckland

11:45 Media commentator Andrew Holden

The ongoing machinations in media ownership in New Zealand.

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Andrew Holden has been a journalist for more than 30 years including five as Editor of The Press (in Christchurch) and four as Editor-in-Chief of The Age in Melbourne. 

Music played in this show

Artist: Camera Obscura
Track: Every week day
Time played: 10:42