Nine To Noon for Friday 3 September 2021
09:05 Mandatory record-keeping: Should we be concerned about privacy?
From next Tuesday everyone over the age of 12 will be required to keep a record of every "busy place or event" they've been to. The move is to combat low levels of scanning or signing in outside of a Covid outbreak and help assist with contact tracing. But with the big increase in information about to be gathered - what are the privacy protections in place? That's something of concern to Dr Andrew Chen, a Research Fellow at Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures, at The University of Auckland. He's written an open letter to Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins asking for legislation to clarify that data collected for contact tracing purposes will ONLY be used for contact tracing purposes.
09:20 Good food from the goodness of his heart
A Manawatu chef is serving restaurant quality meals to front line workers and people in need in the community - all out of his own pocket. Grant Kitchen, who runs the kitchen at the Apiti Tavern, north of Feilding, is sending out the likes of smoked beef brisket, or signature-dish smoked pork belly with apple jus followed by apricot custard cake, creme Anglaise, or chocolate soil. He's sending the meals out at a rate of a hundred a day, and supporters have gifted over $4,000 so far to help him. Kathryn speaks with Grant Kitchen, and Jon James, the owner of the Apiti Tavern.
09:30 The magic of teaching magic tricks at school
Magic could be added to the school curriculum in the UK. Professor Richard Wiseman is a British academic and magician who's contributed to recent research into the benefits of teaching magic tricks. Psychology is his specialist area. He also has several academic books to his name. Professor Wiseman tells Kathryn adding teaching magic tricks to the school curriculum is being recommended as a great way to promote students' creative thinking, self-esteem and wellbeing.
09:45 Asia correspondent Ed White
Concerns over Kim Jong Un's nuclear programme have re-emerged all with a report from the UN's atomic energy watchdog suggesting North Korea's plutonium production could be ramping up. And in China, government reforms are targeting the wealth of the country's richest and most famous tech tycoons. Billionaires like Jack Ma are trying to quickly give as much as they can to charitable causes as a way to appease the government.
Ed White is a correspondent with the Financial Times.
10:05 Shehnaz Hussain: Chef, author, power-lifter, doctor-in-training
Shehnaz Hussain's beautiful photos of her culinary skills on Instagram sparked requests for recipes - which has now led to a book called Tang, Spice, Crunch. She'd always had a passion for food, but a bit of lockdown boredom really stirred things up and got her breaking down what she was cooking into recipe form. Proceeds from the book will go to an orphanage in Chennai, India, that her family has had a long association with. Food is just one passion in Shehnaz's life - she's in her final year of medical school with an interest in sports medicine. She's also a powerlifter and has represented New Zealand three times. She's shared her favourite Sundal recipe from the book, and one for a chilli and orange-infused dark chocolate tart.
10:35 Book review: Count the Ways by Joyce Maynard
Jane Westaway reviews Count the Ways by Joyce Maynard, published by Harper Collins
10:45 The Reading
Jean Betts reads today's short story - 'Lazy Boy' by Susy Pointon.
11:05 New music with Jeremy Taylor
The Beach Boys post 'Pet Sounds' era music has often been overlooked, which Jeremy says is put to rights on a new compilation, plus Lucy Dacus’ autobiographical third album, and a tribute to the late Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry.
11:30 Sports commentator Dana Johanssen - the latest action from the Paralympics
It was Sophie Pascoe's final race in the pool last night and although she didn't win a medal in the 100m butterfly she has already cemented her place as New Zealand's most decorated paralympic athlete. These Games she has won 2 gold, a silver and a bronze. And the Football Ferns new coach is Czech Jitka Klimkova, the first woman to coach the team.
Dana Johannsen is Stuff's National Correspondent specialising in sport.
11:45 The week that was
Comedians Te Radar and Pinky Agnew bring a few laughs.
Music played in this show
Track: Dancing Queen
Broadcast time: 9:45am
Track: Winner It Takes It All
Broadcast time: 10:25am
Track: Take My Call
Broadcast time: 10:40am