Sunday Morning for Sunday 27 October 2019
7.11 All Blacks exit Rugby World Cup in inglorious fashion
The dream of a Rugby World Cup three-peat for the All Blacks ended abruptly last night when the Men in Black were stunned 19-7 by a superior English side in the opening semifinal in Yokohama. Veteran commentator Keith Quinn joins the show to offer his analysis on the All Blacks' failed campaign and look forward to the second semifinal between South Africa and Wales.
7.20 Survey of NZ small business wellbeing shows troubling signs
A worrying survey published by The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand and Xero was released this week that showed 40% of Kiwi small business owners feel running a small business impacts negatively on their mental health, while another 40% don't feel responsible for their staff's wellbeing. Xero New Zealand Managing Director Craig Hudson is with us to discuss.
7.45 Calling Home: Lorraine Cook in the Seychelles
New Zealander Lorraine Cook is a Feilding-born former DOC worker who has been working as a conservationist in the Seychelles for the past two and a half years. She discusses her life in the stunning archipelago country in the Indian Ocean, and the time she was bitten by a shark...
8:39 3MM: Lindsay Neill on invasions of personal space
Three minutes max on Sunday mornings, succinct opinions from New Zealanders. Lindsay Neill is a Senior Lecturer Bachelor of International Hospitality Management at AUT and he's fed up with his personal space being constantly invaded when he's on his way to work.
8:42 The role of language in Nigerian email scams
They appear sloppy and amateur to the trained eye, but there is a definite method to the madness when it comes to the language used in Nigerian scam emails. Deborah Schaffer is professor of English at Montana State University Billings and has researched the role of language in these email scams.
9:37 3MM: Amy Fletcher on Deep Fakes
Three Minutes Max on Sunday mornings, interesting opinions from New Zealanders. Amy Fletcher is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Canterbury, who specialises in science, technology and environmental politics. She offers her take on the pros and cons of Deep Fakes.
9:43 Why older people should be able to change their age
Should people who look and act younger than they are be legally allowed to change their age in order to avoid ageism and discrimination? Joona Räsänen is a bioethicist at the University of Oslo in Norway who has written a paper on the subject, Further defence of legal age change: a reply to the critics, and says they should be, providing they meet three key criteria.
10:06 Graeme Lay: 'Maori were hugely admiring of Cook as a leader'
Author Graeme Lay says it's misleading for people to accuse Captain James Cook as being an imperialist and a destroyer of cultures, when he was largely revered by Maori in New Zealand. He's written a new book on Cook's time in New Zealand, 100 Days that Mapped a Nation, which has been released to coincide with this month's 250th anniversary of his first landfall in New Zealand, and says he was held in high esteem by Maori, despite the fact he admittedly made mistakes.
10.41 To Hyphenate or not to Hyphenate: That is the question
Mobile grammarian Ellen Jovin has reached the end of the most recent leg of her Grammar Table tour, which has now seen her travel through 31 US states. The self-described 'hyphenator' joins the show for an update on the tour and to offer her take on the Associated Press assertion that the hyphen is a thing of the past.
11:07 Have we reached the end of the Periodic Table?
You mightn't know that 2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table, marking the 150th anniversary of Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev's periodic table. Professor Allan Blackman from Auckland University of Technology is doing all he can to ensure people can enjoy the Periodic Table in all its glory. For instance, did you know that diamonds -- which are widely known as the hardest material in the world -- are actually unstable at room temperature? (Also, did you know that our own Ernest Rutherford did not, in fact, win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for splitting the atom?)
11.30 Anne Audain: 'Adversity helped make me the champion I became'
Celebrated New Zealand athlete Anne Audain overcame incredible odds to become the world's winningest road racer, and in the process, earn hundreds of thousands of dollars through lucrative deals with the likes of Nike and Pepsi. She's in the Musical Chair to discuss her decorated, and sometimes controversial career, to the soundtrack of a couple of tracks that have been incredibly important to her.