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Summer Times 2020/2021 for Thursday 11 January 2018

09:10 Feature Interview - Arnold van de Laar

09:35: AUT Student documentary Maxene London - Running through snow

09:45 Asia Correspondent - Wayne Hay

10:10 Feature Interview - Dr Rebecca Carey

10:15 Feature Interview - Wendy Preston

10:30 The Reading - Half Men of O' by Maurice Gee, read by Lloyd Scott

10:45 Science of Life - Bugs with Simon Pollard

11:10 Road Trip Music - Asher Boote

11:40 Entertainment - Television with Linda Burgess

11:50 AUT Student Documentary

 

09:10 Feature Interview - Arnold van de Laar

Dr Arnold van de Laar

Dr Arnold van de Laar Photo: supplied

Arnold van de Laar is an Amsterdam based surgeon specialising in laparoscopic surgery. He also comes from a family of historians. He has combined his surgical knowledge and historical interest to put together a witty take on the history, present and future of surgery. The book begins with a fairly grim story from the 17th Century when a desperate man cut a stone out of his own bladder and goes on to look at modern preventable famous deaths. His book is called Under the Knife.

09:35 AUT Student documentary Maxene London - Running through snow

Running a marathon is no easy feat. Now, imagine running that marathon on Antarctica. AUT student Maxene London sat down with marathon runner, Tracy Hickman, who has recently come back from doing just that.

09:45 Asia Correspondent - Wayne Hay

Asia Correspondent Wayne Hay

Asia Correspondent Wayne Hay Photo: Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera Thailand based journalist Wayne Hay talks to Megan about the latest issues around the South East Asia region. He talks about attempts by the Thai government to extradite their former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, delays in Bangladesh sending refugees back to Myanmar and more tension in the South China Sea.

 

10:10 Feature Interview - Dr Rebecca Carey

Dr Rebecca Carey

Dr Rebecca Carey Photo: supplied

Scientists have discovered that one of the largest ever volcanic eruptions in the 20th century took place 1000 kilometres off the coast of New Zealand in 2012. Volcano Herve's eruption was only detected after a large pumice raft was detected on satellite images. Since then researchers and scientists have been looking at what has happened and the impact it has had on the environment. University of Tasmania lead author and volcanologist Dr Rebecca Carey talks to Megan about what they have found so far.

Underwater volcano Herve

Underwater volcano Herve Photo: supplied

 

10:15 Feature Interview - Wendy Preston

Wendy Preston

Wendy Preston Photo: supplied

A special show is being held this weekend in Auckland which has a focus on refugee and migrant youth living in Auckland. Fresh Eyes 2018 features 30 young people from a diverse range of backgrounds taking part in a two week long programme culminating in live performances at the Corban Estate Arts Centre on January 14th and 15th. To tell us more about the charitable trust, Mixit, running the programme Megan's joined by producer/director Wendy Preston. She has also written a book about the trust and her 40 years working with people in the creative community engagement arena.

 

10:30 The Reading - Half Men of O' by Maurice Gee, read by Lloyd Scott

 

10:45 Science of Life - Bugs with Simon Pollard

Dr Simon Pollard

Dr Simon Pollard Photo: supplied

Today insect and spider expert Simon Pollard joins us to look at the science of bugs again. On today's show he will be looking the amazing insects which use camouflage. He takes a close look at the extraordinary orchid mantis.

 

Asher Boote and his road trip buddies

Asher Boote and his road trip buddies Photo: supplied

11:10 Road Trip Music with Asher Boote

Wellington restaurateur Asher Boote is a busy man. He currently owns and operates three popular eateries around the capital. In between running The Ramen Shop, Hillside Kitchen and Cellar and Thorndon's Tinakori Bistro he found a bit of time to talk to Megan about his ideal playlist for a Summer road trip.

 

 

11:40 Entertainment: Television with Linda Burgess

Linda Burgess

Linda Burgess Photo: RNZ Richard Tindiller

Television reviewer Linda Burgess joins Megan to talk about what's worth watching and what she thinks we should give a miss on the small screen.