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Summer Times 2020/2021 for Thursday 12 January 2017

9:07 Lake Wanaka

It seems as though every day this summer we're being told about the parlous state of our waterways....Summer of course the time many New Zealand children would have historically headed to rivers and lakes to swim. Laurel Teirney, an independent environmental scientist is joining us to talk pollution. Places like Selwyn River have become so polluted people refuse to swim in them. 

Rosie Glover swings over the Selwyn River. She does not swim anymore because of the toxic green slime covering large stretches of it.

Rosie Glover swings over the Selwyn River. She does not swim anymore because of the toxic green slime covering large stretches of it. Photo: Mike Glover

9:15  Why it is important for children to read over the summer holidays?

 if we parents are being honest with ourselves ... the iphone, the computer and the X-box are probably also pretty big draws for our children.

But educationalists believe there should be one more activity on the holiday to-do list: reading.  

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9:30 Paul Ego's GROWTH

Do you know what this is? Paul Ego doesn't. 

Can you tell us what this is? comedian Paul Ego found this growth in his home...

Can you tell us what this is? comedian Paul Ego found this growth in his home... Photo: Paul Ego

9:35 Best of Jesse: James Geary - Metaphor

 
He is a professional aphorist,  former Europe editor of Time magazine and deputy curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. His book  "I is an Other: The Secret Life of Metaphor and How It Shapes the Way We See the World" 

James Geary

James Geary Photo: Ted.com

10:00  Ryan Nicodemus - The Minimalists. How to train ourselves out of excess.

After the indulgences and excesses of Christmas, the max-ing out of credit cards, and disposal of all that gift packaging -  we thought it'd be good to talk about how much stuff we have, what we get out of having all that stuff, and what could be the benefits of having less stuff.

Ryan Nicodemus

Ryan Nicodemus Photo: Supplied

10:30 Employee of the Month - Greg Stanley

Today's employee of the month is a Ranger for Environment Canterbury

10:45  Backyard Biodiversity 

Ben Paris Auckland Council Biodiversity advisor on making our gardens 'stepping stones' where wildlife can feed, nest and breed

11:07  Professor Justin S Vaughn from Boise State University

 Is Obama's most significant legacy...Donald Trump?

People arrive to hear President Barack Obama deliver a farewell speech to the nation on January 10, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

People arrive to hear President Barack Obama deliver his farewell speech in Chicago. Photo: AFP

11:15 Movies with Dan Slevin

What should you be watching?

Cinema

Cinema Photo: 123RF

11:30 NZ LIVE Paul Ubana Jones