Nine To Noon for Thursday 17 October 2013
09:05 US government shutdown
William Galston is the Ezra Zilkha governance studies chair at the Brookings Institution. He was a policy advisor to President Bill Clinton, serving as deputy assistant for domestic policy, and has also advised presidential candidates. He is an expert on domestic policy, political campaigns, and elections and writes for the Wall Street Journal.
09:25 Kiribati man seeks to become world's first climate refugee
Michael Kidd, Auckland lawyer for Ioane Teitiota of Kiribati, who has asked the High Court to recognize him and his family as climate change refugees on the grounds that they face serious harm if they return to the island, due to extreme high tides which are destroying crops and contaminating the islands only fresh water acquifer; and Professor Richard Bedford, AUT's Professor of Population Geography and Pro Vice-Chancellor Research.
Kiribati is the worlds lowest lying nation - comprising of 33 islands that are no higher than 2 metres above sea level.
09:30 DNA profiling - statistical analysis
James Curran is a statistician from Auckland University, whose skills are regularly called on by forensic agencies here, as well as Australia and the UK.
09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie
10:05 Masha Gessen - Russian journalist and author
Russian journalist and author Masha Gessen, says she is been forced to leave Russia because of the government's new "homosexual propaganda laws". Masha Gessen is a mother of three with her same sex partner and a well-known critic of the Putin regime. As a gay parent she fears she could lose her children if they remain in Moscow. Masha Gessen was born in Russia, but grew up in the US before returning to Moscow in 1991. She is the author of The Man Without a Face: The Rise and Rule of Vladimir Putin.
10:35 Book Review with Quentin Johnson
One Leg Too Few by William Cook
Published by Preface
10:45 Reading: The Canary by Katherine Mansfield, read by Dorothy McKeg
The story of a woman for whom the most important thing in her life is her Canary.
11:05 New Technology with Sarah Putt
11:30 Brain development in the first three years of life
Nathan Mikaere Wallis is part of the Brain Wave Trust, and X Factor Education, Christchurch. He has been a lecturer at the Christchurch College of Education, lecturing in human development, brain development, language and communication and risk and resilience. Nathan has a background of working with children in counselling settings relating to domestic violence, sexual abuse and childhood trauma.
11:45 TV review with Lara Strongman
Reviews 'The School', Tuesdays 9.35pm on TVOne and 'This Town', Saturdays 7.30pm on TVOne.
Music played in this show
Artist: Bobby Womack
Comp: Damon Albarn / Harold Payne / Richard Russell / Bobby Womack
Album: The Bravest Man In The World
Time Played: 10:33
Song: Ain't Misbehaving
Artist: Ella Fitzgerald Count Basie
Album:On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Time Played: 10:55
Song: I Love My Leather Jacket
Artist: The Chills
Album: Heavenly Pop Hits - Best Of The Chills
Label: Flying Nun
Time Played: 11:05
Song: Make You Mine
Artist: Anna Coddington
Album: Kiwi Hit Disc 162
Label: Nz On Air
Time Played: 11:47