Summer Times 2021/2022 for Thursday 21 January 2021
09:05 Biden sworn in as the 46th President of the United States
Our correspondent Giles Gibson joins Emile from Washington DC with an update on how the day has gone there. The Inauguration ceremony itself took place at 6AM this morning. Joseph Robinette Biden Jr was sworn in as 46th President of the United States and Kamala Harris was sworn in as Vice President.
09:20 Where to now for the US?
Earlier this morning the inauguration of the 46th president of the United States Joe Biden took place in Washington DC. Emile speaks to Associate Professor Tim Kuhner from Auckland University about quite where the United States finds itself now politically.
Kuhner is the author of Capitalism v. Democracy: Money in Politics and the Free Market Constitution and the co-author of Democracy by the People.
09:30 Combining Te Ao Māori and science to trap pests
Tame Malcolm is dedicated to protecting the environment - and for more than a decade has been working hard to ensure Māori have a say in how the environment is protected.
He's about to start a PhD, looking at how Māori traditional knowledge in science can be used to trap pests.
09:40 Boaties taking dogs and cats onto predator free Islands in Bay of Plenty
Boaties in Bay of Plenty are bringing their dogs and sometimes even cats onto predator free islands which conservationists say is putting native fauna at risk.
Fleur Corbett is the chairperson of Guardians of the Bay of Islands and says the islands play a vital role in species recovery.
09:45 UK Correspondent: Will Flockton
Will Flockton from BBC Sussex joins Emile from the United Kingdom. England is in the teeth of a protracted but unclear lockdown and the roll out of 24/7 vaccination against Covid19.
10:00 Affordable cooking with the Destitute Cook
Eat well, spend less. Who doesn't want to do that? But we get busy and we get lazy about sticking to a budget and planning out meals.
The next thing you know you've spent a fortune for the weekly shop. Food and grocery prices never seem to go down, so now's the time to step up cooking not on a budget, but within our budget. Sophie Gray is the former editor of Food Magazine and the creator of the Destitute Gourmet. For more than 20 years she's been helping people shop smarter and eat better.
10:30 Classical Studies Memes for Hellenistic Teens
What's you ancient Greek meme game like? It's very unlikely you have anything on New Zealand teacher Ben. He founded the Twitter page Classical Studies Memes for Hellenistic Teens just under a year ago and has already garnered of a quarter of a million followers. Emile indulges a taste for internet nerdery with Ben.
10:45 Podcast: Are we there yet?
11:00 Bookmarks: Dianne Swann
Today - a regular music critic on Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan - Dianne Swann - who has had a long and varied musical career including with When the cats Away, she's toured with Radiohead, supported Lucinda Williams and Joan Armatrading and is currently making music with her band The Bads.
11:30 A session with Polytropos
Oscar West and Rennie Pearson, otherwise known as Polytropos, make traditional Irish and Scottish music. They've just released their debut album and join Emile Donovan in the studio ahead of the Auckland Folk Festival next week.
11:45 Regional round up: Tom Kitchin
We continue our journey around the country with a catch up with RNZ's Hawke's Bay reporter Tom Kitchin.