Nine To Noon for Thursday 12 February 2015
09:05 Policing the Cricket World Cup
Superintendent Sandra Manderson is the National Commander of Operation Cricket World Cup.
09:20 Coroner's report backs up campaign for better midwifery care
Midwife training and experience is under the spotlight again following a critical Coroner's report which recommends intensive training and supervision for new midwives. Casey Nathan, who was 20, and her newborn son died in 2012.
Jenn Hooper is a longtime campaigner on better midwifery care and founder of the group Action to Improve Maternity; and Sharron Cole is from the Midwifery Council.
09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie
10:05 Best selling children's author, Julia Donaldson
Julia Donaldson is a former Children's Laureate in Britain and has written almost 193 books for children. Her other popular rhyming books include The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man.
10:30 Book Review: The Possibilities by Kaui Hart Hemmings
Reviewed by Jane Westaway
10:45 The Reading: 'Swimming in the Dark' by Paddy Richardson
Serena, a 15-year-old Alexandra girl, is in deep trouble and needs help badly. A fast-paced story of three women and the meaning of courage. Told by Michele Amas. (4 of 12, RNZ)
11:05 New Technology with Paul Matthews
Paul Matthews discusses the battle brewing in Wellington IT over Wellington City Council's Odyssey Project; the big shake up in tertiary tech education; and who's watching you when you're watching TV?
Paul Matthews is the Chief Executive of the Institute of IT Professionals.
11.30 Parenting: What it's like parenting with a special needs child?
Christchurch father Kelly Dugan has a three year old daughter Lucia with special needs. He speaks openly about the realities of raising her and the day to day struggles. He wrote about Lucia:
My daughter's 'a different type of perfect'. I have a child with special needs. I am that guy, we are that family. The ones you see at the park and you think, "I wonder what is wrong with that kid". That is us. I knew nothing about people with special needs until I had one, a child with brain injuries, a "special needs" kid.
Kelly Dugan is the CEO of SmileDial, a registered charity that was established in 2011 with the simple goal of putting Smiles on the Dials of families with children with special needs. SmileDial supports all family members (rather than focusing on the child with the illness or disability) ensuring that mums, dads and siblings all have Smiles on their Dials.
11:45 Film Review with Dan Slevin
Dan Slevin reviews The Theory of Everything, Selma and Kingsman: The Secret Service.
Artist: Francoise Hardy
Song: Le Temps De L’Amour
Album: The Collection
Artist: Ezra Vine
Song: Braver than Most
Label: NZ on Air