Nine To Noon for Thursday 8 August 2013
09:05 Government’s quake safety deadline
Andrew Cleland, chief executive of the Institution of Professional Engineers NZ; Dr Maan Alkaisi, co-chair of Christchurch Earthquake Families Group; and Maurice Williamson, minister for building and construction.
09:30 Russia and Edward Snowden
Mark Ames, senior editor at NSFWCORP
09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie
More concern over Internet trolls.
10:05 US molecular biologist Susan Lindquist
Susan Lindquist is a Professor of Biology at MIT famed for her imaginative research into how proteins function. Susan Lindquist's work has shown how changes in protein folding can have profound and unexpected influences in fields as wide-ranging as human disease, evolution and nanotechnology.
10:35 Book Review with Harry Ricketts
Gleam by Sarah Broom
Published by Auckland University Press, RRP$24.99
10:45 The Reading: Gap into Somewhere by Sue Emms
A mother finally makes a stand against her husband who is always up-ending his family. Read by Katherine McRae.
11:05 New Technology with Sarah Putt
Govterment proposes law change in order to set telco pricing; New Zealand's telco spend; and Amazon founder's purchase of The Washington Post.
11:30 Barbara Arrowsmith Young and Olivia and Brenda Tocher
Barbara Arrowsmith Young is the founder of a Canadian programme for people with learning difficulties, based on neuroscience and the growing understanding that the brain actually can change and strengthen. The program has been running in Canada for more than 30 years, after Barbara Arrowsmith Young overcame her own significant learning difficulties by identifying, isolating and taxing her specific areas of cognitive weakness. A south Auckland primary is about to become the first school in New Zealand to offer the programme.
Olivia Tocher is an Auckland teenager who, after years struggling with dyslexia and ADD, has moved to Vancouver to attend an Arrowsmith school. She and her mother Brenda talk to Kathryn about the impact the program has had on her learning.
11:45 TV review with Lara Strongman
Disaster TV - two documentary shows on at the moment with disaster as their subject.
Music played in this show
The Velvet Underground: 'Who Loves The Sun'
from their 1970 album Loaded
Vampire Weekend: 'Diane Young'
from their 2013 album Modern Vampires of the City