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7:10 Michael Bruter and Sarah Harrison - giving our young a voice

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London School of Economic academics Sarah Harrison and Michael Bruter have completed an extensive survey of youth participation in the politics of European countries, and contributed chapters on the same topic in the recently published Youth Participation in Democratic Life: Stories of Hope and Disillusion.



7:22 Polly Yeung - treating our elders right

Massey University's Dr Polly Yeung tells Wallace about the results of a study into what makes older people thrive when they are in care.



7:30 News headlines


7:32 The House

A weekly digest of the events in Parliament.

Produced and presented by Daniela Maoate-Cox and Phil Smith


7:47 Karl Kumodzi - a vision for black lives

Karl Kumodzi

Karl Kumodzi Photo: RNZ/Jeremy Rose

Karl Kumodzi helped write A Vision for Black Lives - a political manifesto that grew out of the Black Lives Matter movement and has been endorsed by 50 African American-led mass organisations. He was a guest speaker in Wellington at a conference on socialism last week.



8:12 Insight: Online porn - the new sex ed teacher?

How damaging is easy access to online pornography for impressionable young minds?

The Prime Minister says there's "no evidence of a fast-growing or overwhelming problem" but schools and parents are seeing otherwise. RNZ's Tim Graham looks at the confronting dilemma of online porn, its effects, and what's being done to help young people navigate the minefield.


8:40 Erin O'Donnell and Julia Talbot-Jones - the rights of nature

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A couple of weeks back the Whanganui River was granted legal personhood with the passing of the Te Awa Tupua (Whanganui River Claims Settlement) Bill. The pioneering legislation was widely reported to be a world first. The fact that two Indian rivers were granted the same status in the same week was barely noted. Erin O'Donnell, a senior fellow at the Centre for Resources, Energy and Environment Law at the University of Melbourne; and New Zealander Julia Talbot-Jones, a PhD student in Environmental Economics at the Australian National University in Canberra have a keen interest in the implications of governments recognising the rights of nature.

Background reading: Three rivers are now legally people



9:06 Mediawatch

Journalists take stock of the media 10 years after a summit under the banner 'Journalism Matters'. Also: A new prime time TV show that's one big airline ad, and are the days numbered for daily papers in our regions?


9:40 Mick Jackson - Denial

Denial director Mick Jackson

Denial director Mick Jackson Photo: Supplied

Director Mick Jackson may well be best known for his film The Bodyguard starring the late Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. His latest film, Denial, is a hard-hitting look at Holocaust denial and it is winning rave reviews.



10:06 Mavis Staples - Livin' on a High Note

Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples Photo: Chris Strong

Wallace speaks to civil rights activist and singing legend Mavis Staples, ahead of her concert in Auckland later this month.



10:36 Jake Millar - millennial entrepreneur

Jake Millar shows Richard Branson his tattoo. "The tattoo is a replica of a parachute my late father drew on my 10th birthday card. Underneath the parachute, it says 'Screw It, Let's Do It,' which is one of Richard's main quotes."

Jake Millar shows Richard Branson his tattoo. "The tattoo is a replica of a parachute my late father drew on my 10th birthday card. Underneath the parachute, it says 'Screw It, Let's Do It,' which is one of Richard's main quotes." Photo: Supplied

Jake Millar began his first start up when he was just 19 years old - and it's now worth millions. At just 21, Jake is about to launch his vision on American soil. He speaks to Wallace about what makes him so driven and successful.



11:10 Karl Hyde - Underworld

Karl Hyde (L) and Rick Smith of Underworld

Karl Hyde (L) and Rick Smith of Underworld Photo: Supplied

Wallace talks to Karl Hyde, one of the core members of electronica group, Underworld. The band's music features in both Trainspotting movies and Underworld is playing at next weekend's Oro'17 music festival at Woodhill Forest, Auckland



11:30 Boubacar Coulibaly and Fama Ndiaye - Films out of Africa

 Boubacar Coulibaly

Boubacar Coulibaly Photo: Supplied

Fama Ndiaye

Fama Ndiaye Photo: Supplied

Boubacar Coulibaly is the Founder and Chairman of the African Film Festival New Zealand Trust and Fama Ndiaye is a festival co-producer. The festival starts in Auckland on April 6 and this year, for the first time, is holding screenings in Wellington.






11:45 Simon Farrell-Green - 2017 Home of the Year

Simon Farrell-Green is the editor of Home magazine which has recently chosen its Home of the Year - an affordable home, in Cambridge.