Nine To Noon for Thursday 25 July 2013
09:05 Welfare shake-up hits people caring for their grandchildren
With Di Vivian, founder of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and Social Development Minister Paula Bennett.
09:30 Campaign against killer whales in captivity
Gabriela Cowperthwaite is the maker of the documentary film Blackfish, about the orca Tilikum, which has killed three people while in captivity. The most recent death was, controversially, blamed on "trainer error". Gabriela is a campaigner to end the keeping of orcas in captivity.
Blackfish screens at the New Zealand International Film Festival – in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin – in July and August.
09:45 UK correspondent Matthew Parris
10:05 Feature guest - Saroo Brierley found his birth family with the help of Google Earth
Saroo was lost in India as a five year old, falling asleep on a train which took him across the country to Calcutta. He lived on the streets, before being adopted by a Tasmanian couple. 25 years later, located his home village using Google Earth, he tracked down his birth family. He has written a book, and his story to be made into a movie by the producers of The King's Speech.
10:35 Book review with Anne Else
The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook
Published by Viking, RRP $37.00
Read by Fiona Samuel
(Part 4 of 12)
11:05 New technology with Sarah Putt
The Apple results, Cloud Computing Code of Practice for NZ and Wiki New Zealand shows the way in open data.
11:30 Children's author Glenn Wood
Glenn Wood's new book The Bully Chip takes cyber bullying to the extreme.
11:45 TV reviewer Nick Grant
The TV One series Mr Selfridge and the future of local drama on our screens.
Music played in this show
Sharon Van Etten: 'I'm All Right'
from her 2012 album Tramp
Rupa and the April Fishes: 'Poder'
from their 2008 album Extraordinary Rendition
Don McGlashan: 'You're the Song'
from his 2009 album Marvellous Year