Nine To Noon for Tuesday 18 November 2014
09:05 Should smoke alarms be mandatory in rental properties?
Should smoke alarms be mandatory in rental properties? This follows three deaths in a Hamilton house fire where the Fire Service suspects there were no alarms. Andrew King is the Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors Association.
09:20 Farm cadet training under spotlight
Graduates of Primary ITO courses have been called drongos by some farmers as their abilities don't match their qualifications. The training for farm workers is now under scrutiny. Mark Jeffries is the Chief Executive of the Primary Industry Training Organisation; and Rick Powdrell is with Federated Farmers.
09:30 How to safely intervene to help stop sexual violence
Fiona McNamara is the coordinator for the Sexual Abuse Prevention Network.
09:45 US Correspondent, Jack Hitt
Jack Hitt reports on the end of the US election season - which finishes with a runoff in New Orleans. And marijuana is emerging in the States from an illegal market to a legal one.
10:05 Entrepreneur and founder of StageCoach, Sir Brian Souter
Sir Brian Souter is an award-winning global entrepreneur, and Chief Executive and co-founder of the internationally successful StageCoach company. Sir Brian has stakes in some of this country's coach and bus services, as well as Fullers ferries in Auckland, and he was recently in New Zealand to introduce international budget coach service megabus.com.
10:35 Book review: 'South of Darkness' by John Marsden
Reviewed by Geoff Robinson. Published by Macmillan, RRP$44.99
10:45 The Reading: 'Up the Olive Tree' by Venetia Sherson
The adventures of a former newspaper editor who spends a few months each year working as a WWOOFer (willing worker on organic farms) in Italy, sharing the joys of the season with an assortment of colourful employers and fellow WWOOFers (2 of 5, RNZ)
11:05 Business commentator, Rod Oram
11:30 Rachel Sussman on her 10 year mission to photograph the world's oldest living things
Photographer Rachel Sussman on her 10-year quest to track down and photograph the oldest living things in the world, including frozen Siberian bacteria that is more than 500 thousand years old.
Gallery: Oldest living things
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Music played in this show
Artist: Yo La Tengo
Song: If It’s True
Composer: Yo La Tengo
Album: Popular Songs
Album: Let It Die
Artist: Boy & Bear
Song: Mexican Mavis
Album: Mexican Mavis
Artist: Johnny Cash
Song: Personal Jesus
Album: American III: Solitary Man