Nine To Noon for Tuesday 19 August 2014
09:05 Protest organiser in Ferguson, Missouri
Brittany Packnett is the Executive Director of Teach For America St. Louis, and most nights has been out with the protests in Ferguson. Brittany is also part of the coalition organising in-person and online protests such as the Don't Shoot campaign.
09:20 Public servants' union calls for Judith Collins to resign
Glenn Barclay is the acting National Secretary for the Public Service Association.
09:30 Internal Affairs report advises migrants to speak English in the home
Linguistics expert is slamming an internal affairs report which suggests migrants should speak English in the home to better integrate into society. The report Language and Integration in New Zealand details how a lack of adequate English is stopping migrants from integrating and finding employment. It says there is a negative correlation between migrants maintaining a heritage language and gaining proficiency in English, suggesting they speak English to their children in the home, and engage more with English language media. Dr Arianna Berardi-Wiltshire explains.
09:45 US correspondent Luiza Savage
10:05 Single Father, Better Dad - Mark Tucker's memoir on raising two teenage daughters, and rebuilding his life after his marriage ended suddenly
Mark Tucker's marriage ended suddenly – it was full and final – this after reading a text on his wife's phone that said 'Goodnight My Love'. He was not the 'my love' in question. Mark Tucker is a British management consultant, who has lived and worked in Australia for many years, and in 2007, his wife left him for another man, their daughters were 14 and 12. The road ahead completely uncharted territory. As he coped with the emotional turmoil and caring for his girls, he looked for self-help books to ease the way forward. Not finding anything suitable, in time he sat down to write a book about his own experience and dealing with his emotions, bitterness, raising teenage girls in the family home and then starting a new relationship. The book, Single Father Better Dad is the result, published by JoJo Publishing.
10:35 Book review: Fighting for Empire: New Zealand and the Great War of 1914-1918 by Christopher Pugsley
Reviewed by Harry Ricketts, published by Bateman, RRP$19.99
10:45 The Reading: The Below Country by Nicholas Edlin
Mae discovers the truth about what her father did in South Korea in the 1950s. (Part 9 of 12)
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram
11:30 Poet Michele Leggott on exploring light and darkness
Michele Leggott, who was the inaugural New Zealand Poet Laureate, is a finalist in the poetry section of this year's New Zealand Post Book Awards for her collection, Heartland. In it, she continues to explore themes of light and gathering darkness, through her own loss of vision, and through other people's stories. In 2013, Michele received the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement in Poetry. She teaches at the University of Auckland and coordinates the New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre. Michele is involved in one of the events for this year's National Poetry Day, on Friday 22 August.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Music played in this show
Artist: Catherine Russell
Album: Inside This Heart of Mine
Label: World Village
Artist: Harry Nilsson
Song: Early in the Morning
Album: Nilsson Schmilsson
Artist: The Brunettes
Song: Small Town Crew
Album: Structure and Cosmetics
Label: Lil Chef