09:05 Police union on "toxic, bullying culture"

Police car on the street at night

Photo: 123RF

A hard-hitting report by the Independent Police Conduct Authority has found a toxic culture within police, in which bullying is rife, and where an autocratic management style rewards bad behavior. The IPCA review was launched after an investigation by RNZ, in which almost 200 current or former sworn and non-sworn police staff came forward. Kathryn speaks with the President of the Police Association, Chris Cahill.

9:20 Hundred year old fishing vessel to sail again 

Commodore of the Classic Boat Club of Southland Brian Railton is on a quest to restore a century old fishing boat to its former glory. Brian found the twenty seven foot vessel in Dunedin in a fairly dilapidated state. He bought it in March last year but the lockdowns have meant he's only just been able to ship it to his home in Wyndham to begin restoration work in earnest. It took a special trailer and a whole lot of willpower but it's up on blocks and work is beginning on bringing Elsie back to life. 

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Photo: Brian Railton

09:45 Cabinet Minister at centre of rape claim prepares to speak

Australia correspondent Karen Middleton joins Kathryn to talk about the latest rape claim which has rocked Australian politics. It's expected the Cabinet minister accused over the historical claim will make a public statement later today. The final report of the aged care royal commission has been released, delivering scathing findings about the system and level of funding that governs the treatment of elderly care in Australia. And Australia's former Finance Minister Mathias Cormann is down to the final two candidates in the race to become the next head of the OECD.

Australia's Parliament buildings, in Canberra.

Australia's Parliament buildings, in Canberra. Photo: AFP

10:05 Frances Glessner Lee and the birth of forensic science  

Forensic science is now baked into the way we solve crimes, and the way we think about crimes being solved. This century there have been thirty four seasons of CSI alone, and the process of crime scene investigation is familiar to anyone who has turned on a television in the last twenty years. But it is a relatively new method and it comes from unusual origins.

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Photo: Courtesy of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Maryland

Frances Glessner Lee began working in what was known in "legal science" in the 1930s and by the end of her life she would have changed the world of forensics forever. Former paramedic and forensic examiner Bruce Goldfarb has written a book about her work titled 18 Tiny Deaths; the Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee. You can see inside Glessner-Lee's Nutshell Studies here

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Photo: Courtesy of the Glessner House Museum, Chicago

10:35 Book review - The Prophets by Robert Jones Jnr

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Photo: Hachette NZ

Ralph McAllister reviews The Prophets by Robert Jones Jnr, published by Quercus.

10:45 The Reading

2000ft Above Worry Level, part three. Written by Eamonn Marra and read by Jack Sergent.

11:05 Music With Kirsten Johnstone

Music reviewer Kirsten Johnston joins Kathryn to share some music from Jed Parsons, Cassandra Jenkins and Hether.

11:20 Arts and crafts showcased on the West Coast

West Coast couple Colin and Sheryn champion local artists and craftspeople with their Blackball business, Kereru Crafts.

11:45 Arts with Julia Waite

Julia joins Kathryn to look at Tai Moana Tai Tangata by Māori sculptor Brett Graham at the Govett Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth, on until 2 May. She'll also look at Ralph Hotere: Ātete (to resist) at Christchurch Art Gallery, 27 March – 25 July 2021. It's the first major survey of Hotere’s artistic career for over twenty years.

Julia Waite is curator, New Zealand Art at the Auckland Art Gallery.



Music played in this show

9:35 Alive by Hanni el Khatib 

10:35 Careful, Kid by The Staves 

11.05  Get Desperate by Jed Parsons,  Crosshairs by Cassandra Jenkins and Sticky Thumb by Hether. The picks of music reviewer Kirsten Johnstone.