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7:10 Karen Pierce and Eric Courchesne - Early Detection of Autism

Neuron cells in the brain represent the science of neurology research finding treatment for autism

Autism is a neurological disorder. Photo: 123rf

Karen Pierce and Eric Courchesne are are directors at the University of California's Autism Centre of Excellence. Dr Pierce specialises in the early detection and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in toddlers, and Dr Courchesne's research has proved that the abnormal brain development causing autism begins in the womb. Karen Pierce and Eric Courchesne are the keynote speakers at Autism New Zealand's national conference later this month.

7:47 Report from Rio

RNZ sports team joins Wallace with the latest from the Olympic Games.

8:12 Insight: The Future of Farming Marlborough's seaways

Mussel farm floats in the Sounds

Harvest time at Marlborough's mussel farms Photo: RNZ / Tracy Neal

Work has started on forming what stands to be the most comprehensive plan for guiding the future of hundreds of marine farms in the Marlborough Sounds. The clock is ticking on about 400 farms which will need to renew consents over the next few years, and which have been allowed to evolve with no overarching strategy since the industry's inception in the 1970s. The district council says some farms may have to move to address environmental and economic concerns, if the industry is to have a robust future.

John Lennon image

John Lennon image Photo: Supplied

8:40 John Waters - Through a Glass Onion

Australian actor and director, John Waters, talks to Wallace about his upcoming stage-show, Through a Glass Onion, a play set in the last moments of John Lennon's life.

9:06 Mediawatch

More and more of us get our news online via Facebook and Google. Are they also influencing the news and views we get? Also: Why opposition to Helen Clark's UN bid here need not have surprised the media this week; and how Kevin Roberts isn't the only Kiwi adman called out over sexism lately.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Tina Ngata - The Non-Plastic Maori

Photo: supplied

Back in May Tina Ngata travelled to New York to make a submission to the UN Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues. Tina, who blogs under the name the non-plastic Maori, condemned Helen Clark's track-record on indigenous rights and suggested there could be better candidates than the former Kiwi PM for the top job at the UN. Ten weeks later it hit the headlines.

10:06 Sir Kenneth Keith - The South China Sea Dispute

Sir Kenneth Keith

Sir Kenneth on UN TV Photo: UN TV

Sir Kenneth Keith is a former Supreme Court Judge, the only New Zealander to ever serve on the International Court of Justice, professor emeritus at Victoria University, and a former director of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs. He recently authored a paper on last month's South China Sea Arbitration award.

10:40 Kate Holden - In Her Skin

Kate Holden

Kate Holden Photo: Supplied

Australian writer Kate Holden's first book, In My Skin, is a brutally honest memoir of her time as a prostitute and heroin addict in Melbourne. She is New Zealand for the Christchurch Word Festival and Wallace talks to her about the secret to writing a successful memoir.

Ethan Stiefel

Ethan Stiefel Photo: Supplied

11:05 Ethan Stiefel - Creating Giselle

Ethan Stiefel returns to New Zealand to choreograph one of the world's most loved ballets - Giselle. Wallace speaks to Ethan about his time with the Royal New Zealand Ballet and what he's been doing since he left our shores.


RNZB Giselle - dancer, Lucy Green

RNZB Giselle - dancer, Lucy Green Photo: Bill Cooper

11:25 A Wrinkle in Time

Noelle McCarthy presents Episode 3 of her podcast series A Wrinkle in Time. This week she is talking to neuroscientist, Professor Richard Faull.

A Wrinkle In Time Presenter Noelle McCarthy talks with Dr Richard Faull.

A Wrinkle In Time Presenter Noelle McCarthy talks with Dr Richard Faull. Photo: RNZ

Music played in this show

Artist: The Beatles
Song: I Am The Walrus
Composer: Lennon, McCartney
Album: Magical Mystery Tour
Label: Parlophone 748062
Broadcast Time: 08:38

Artist: John Lennon
Song: Woman
Composer: Lennon
Album: Double Fantasy
Label: Geffen 299131
Broadcast Time: 09:56

Artist: The Beatles
Song: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Composer: Harrison
Album: Love
Label: Apple 381732
Broadcast Time: 11:51