Nine To Noon for Thursday 13 November 2014
09:05 Robotic spacecraft makes history by landing on a comet
The Rosetta space craft has been travelling for 10 years to reach its rendezvous with comet 67P. Overnight, a small lander was released to land on the comet. We speak to Dr Matt Taylor - project scientist on the Rosetta Mission - about the historic project and how the landing is progressing.
09:25 Captured fugitive Phillip Smith appears in court in Brazil
Taylor Barnes is a free lance journalist based in Rio de Janeiro.
09:30 Wellington made climate change documentary to screen on US TV
Simon Lamb is a Wellington scientist whose award-winning documentary about climate change is to be screened on American public television. The Associate Professor of Geophysics at Victoria University, was so worried about attacks on climate science colleagues around the world that he set out to make a film about the work that they do.
Thin Ice is a 72-minute documentary which has screened around the world at film festivals since it was released last year, and won awards at several. Now Dr Lamb and his colleagues who made the film, have the chance to get it on American public television, but they have to raise more than $27,000 to fund the cost of editing it.
09:45 UK correspondent Jon Dennis
Jon Dennis reports on the row over UK's EU budget contribution.
10:05 One dad's battle to get his kids off screens and outdoors
David Bond and daughter by Jack Barnes.
David Bond got a rude wake-up call a few years ago when he realised his pre-school daughter would rather play on an ipad than go outside and play with him. The British award-winning film-maker and director decided to log just how much time four-year-old Ivy spent outside in nature. It was just two per cent of her waking hours each week. He decided that mother nature needed a marketing director to help her compete with the screens she and so many other children were so connected to. That was the beginning of Project Wild Thing, David's campaign to get kids reconnected with the outdoors, and the documentary about that campaign.
10:35 Book review: 'The American Lover' by Rose Tremain
Reviewed by Ralph McAllister. Published by Random House RRP$34.99.
10:45 The Reading: 'The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt' by Tracy Farr
The story of Dame Lena Gaunt: musician, octogenarian, junkie. Told by Lorae Parry (Part 12 of 12)
11:05 New technology with Erika Pearson
Erika Pearson discusses Net Neutrality and the Internet as Utility, Powering the Internet With Wind, Motion capture helping the deaf community.
11:25 How to motivate your children
Education consultant and parenting commentator Joseph Dreissen on how to motivate your children.
11:45 TV Reviewer, Lara Strongman
Lara Strongman discusses TV1's impressive Sunday night line-up.
Music played in this show
Artist: Vampire Weekend
Artist: Andrew Keoghan
Song: Arctic Tales Divide
Composer: Andrew Keoghan
Album: Arctic Tales Divide
Label: Brave Beluga
Artist: Anna Coddington
Song: The Runner
Composer: Anna Coddington
Album: Kiwi Hit Disc 166
Label: NZ on Air
Artist: Sam Cooke