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7:08 Mt Roskill byelection- Michael Wood

Michael Wood takes the stage after being named the winner of the Mt Roskill by-election.

Michael Wood takes the stage after being named the winner of the Mt Roskill by-election. Photo: RNZ / Sarah Robson

Wallace catches up with the winner of yesterday's Mt Roskill byelection Labour MP Michael Wood.

7:20 Todd Niall - Report card on Auckland's Mayoralty

RNZ's Auckland affairs correspondent Todd Niall looks at how Phil Goff's mayoralty is stacking up so far.

7:30 News headlines

7:32 The Week in Parliament

7:50 John Daysh - Unicef at 70

Unicef, which was founded just after the second world war when children throughout Europe were facing famine and disease, turns 70 this year. The UN entity has an indefinite mandate to help children all over the world who are facing an uncertain future due to disease, famine, conflict or human rights abuses. Unicef NZ's John Daysh speaks to Wallace about the history of the organisation and its future.

8:12 Insight: Northland police at breaking point?

A tatty Kawakawa Police Sign

Photo: RNZ/Lois Williams

It's been a tough year for police in Northland. Seven homicides, the biggest meth haul in New Zealand history, a growing pile of child abuse files, and a workplace survey that shows officers are losing confidence in the ability of the force to do its job in the region. Can working smarter fix this? Or has the thin blue line in Northland reached breaking point?

Gilad Lotan

Gilad Lotan Photo: supplied

8:40 Gilad Lotan - Data mining fake news

Data mining expert Gilad Lotan explains why fake news was not the only problem the American public faced in the recent election and how prejudice and propaganda are even more problematic in the everyday news cycle.

9:06 Mediawatch

Was too much said too soon in the media about the Kaipara harbour tragedy before the full facts are known? Also: political reporters in earthquake limbo; confronting and dodging difficult questions.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose



George J Michael

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9:40 George J. Michael - The rise of the 'alt-right'

The so-called 'alt-right' has shot to prominence in recent weeks with the election of Donald Trump - a candidate championed by many of the leading lights of the movement. So what is it? George J Michael, professor of criminal justice, Westfield State University, has been studying the movement for a number of years.




10:06 Dr Anna Neistat - Torture on Nauru

Anna Neistat

Anna Neistat Photo: supplied

Amnesty International's director of research Dr Anna Neistat joins Wallace to talk about the organisation's work in conflict zones throughout the world and why it has called the treatment of asylum seekers currently being held on Nauru torture.

10:44 Kei Lum Chan - The definitive Chinese cookbook

Writer Kei Lum Chan joins Wallace to talk about his new book, The China Cookbook, which is set to become the new bible of Chinese cooking.





11:06 Mary Gordon - Sowing the seeds of empathy

Mary Gordon

Mary Gordon Photo: supplied

Mary Gordon joins Wallace to talk about why showing children what empathy looks like is the best way to teach them this important skill. Her organisation, Roots of Empathy, is now a global phenomenon, and is having remarkable success with children - including in New Zealand.





11:40 Mohamed Hassan - Public Enemy

Part one

Between the rise of ISIS and Donald Trump, what does it mean to grow up a Muslim in the midst of the War on Terror? Fifteen years on from 9/11, some feel Islamophobia is at an all-time high.

This series looks at the growing Muslim communities in the United States, Australia and New Zealand, and how elections, counter-terrorism policies, war and xenophobia have impacted their lives.