Summer Times for Tuesday 14 January 2020
9:05 How can you be a part time royal?
Now to the UK where the Queen has issued a statement saying she is entirely supportive of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan's decision to step aside from their royal duties. The comments follow a royal summit at Sandringham, where senior members of the family met face-to-face with the Queen to discuss new roles for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. I am now joined by Laura Elston who follows the royal family for the press association in the UK.
9:20 Taiwan Election Upset
Taiwan's election this week delivered a win for the incumbent president Tsai Ing-wen, who opposes a closer relationship with China and has taken a bullish approach to Chinese intervention in Taiwan. To explain what's going on in Taiwan and look at the context of its relationship with China we're joined by the East Asia correspondent for DW News William.
9:30 Artificial intelligence in the world of film
There is no question that Hollywood is being ushered into a new digital age, as film studios turn to advanced technology to maximise their profits. The use of de-aging software, and AI driven analytics to assess the potential films promise to disrupt the fillm industry as we know it - but what will it mean for films, or the stars we see in them? To think all this through, we're joined by technology commentator.
9:45 Gore in 2020
Every day we check in on what's going on in the regions in Aotearoa and the pacific. Today we go to Gore in Southland to the chief reporter of The Ensign Sandy Eggleston.
10:05 Reviving aboriginal language through literature and tech
A group of academics and indiginous language advocates are using technology and books to try and revive an endangered aboriginal language. Dr Hilary Smith is a linguist and author who has just launched a series of children's books written in the aboriginal Gamilraay language. She's been working for the last four years in Gunnedah learning about the language and developing tools to try and resuscitate the language, particularly with younger generations.
10:30 Scott Cook: Troubadour
Canadian musician Scott Cook is on tour around New Zealand at the moment. it's his first time in Aotearoa but he's no stranger to touring! He averages over 150 live shows a year and show's no sign of slowing down. He's halfway through his Aotearoa tour and has popped in to our Wellington studio to play us some songs!
11:05 Minor parties in the 2020 election year
Alex Braae is a staff writer at the Spinoff, but his real calling is as New Zealand's leading authority on minor parties and has been looking at the what role the Outdoor party might have in the 2020 election.
11:20 On The Road - William Ray
It's time for on the road where we get someone in to take us on a road trip and chooser the music. Today RNZ podcast producer and host of the Black Sheep and Aotearoa History Show podcasts William Ray is jumping in the front seat of the Toyota Estima to take us to Barron's Beach.