Nine To Noon for Wednesday 18 February 2015
09:05 America's Cup challenger series to be sailed in Auckland?
Peter Lester is an America's Cup commentator and former High Performance Manager for Yachting NZ; Penny Whiting is a veteran sailor and yacht racing commentator, her sailing school in Auckland has been running for almost 50 years; and Michael Barnett is the Chief Executive of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce.
09:20 Are full-time, unpaid internships exploitative?
Students' advocates say university students, and those who have just graduated, are being asked to work more, and longer, for free, with promises of getting their feet in the door in their industry of choice. But do the promises stack up? And why are some organisations, particularly in the development and political sectors, asking students to work full-time, 40-hour weeks for free? Kathryn is joined by Rick Zwaan, president of the Victoria University Wellington Students' Association; employment lawyer Andrew Scott Howman; and executive director of Amnesty International, Grant Bayldon.
09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton
Karen Middleton reports on Australia asking for clemency for two of the Bali 9 drug smugglers who are due to be executed; and undercover investigation shows the illegal use of live bait in Greyhound racing.
10:05 Head of JK Rowling's Lumos charity on her fight to close orphanages
Georgette Mulheir is chief executive of the charity Lumos, founded by Harry Potter author JK Rowling. It aims to end the institutionalisation of all children in Europe by 2030, and globally by 2050. A million children live in institutions such as orphanages in Europe and Central Asia. Ms. Mulheir talks about how her organisation is working to find children homes and reform care systems. Lumos has so far helped 12,000 children move from institutions to family environments, saving the lives of more than 450 children suffering from malnutrition and neglect, and training more than 15,000 social workers, health professionals and teachers.
10:30 Book Review: Keating by David Day
Reviewed by Geoff Robinson
10:45 The Reading: Swimming In The Dark by Paddy Richardson
A young teacher's quiet life in Central Otago is thrown into chaos that recalls the dangers of East Germany life under the feared Stasi. Told by Michele Amas (Part 8 of 12).
11:05 Marty Duda's artist of the week: Foo Fighters
The Foo Fighters were the unlikely band formed after the demise of Nirvana… unlikely in that the band was formed by drummer Dave Grohl who moved to lead vocals and guitar and that the music seemed to embrace mainstream rock, where Nirvana’s was a distinct reaction against it.
The Foo Fighters’ 1996 debut album was pretty much a Dave Grohl solo project but the act eventually coalesced into a working band, but with Grohl firmly in charge. They became one of the biggest bands of the past 20 years thanks to albums like 1998’s The Colour And The Shape and 2005’s In Your Honor. The Foo fighters most recent project is Sonic Highways, an album borne out of Grohl’s eight-part TV documentary in which he and the band visit eight American cities, research their musical histories and record in one of their iconic studios. The Foo Fighters are due to perform at Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium this Saturday night.
'Big Me' – Foo Fighters from 1996 album Foo Fighters (Capitol)
'My Hero'– Foo Fighters from 1998 album The Colour And The Shape (Capitol)
'Virginia Moon' – Foo Fighters from 2005 album In Your Honor (RCA)
'In The Clear' – Foo Fighters from 2014 album Sonic Highways (RCA)
11:30 Law with Dean Knight
Victoria University Law Lecturer, Dean Knight discusses judicial reviews.
11:45 Science commentator Siouxsie Wiles
Siouxsie Wiles discusses how being hungry will make you greedier, Telescopic contact lens that allows users to zoom-in by winking and why does a zebra have stripes?
Music played in this show
Artist: Dinah Washington
Song: Call Me Irresponsible
Composer: Van Heusen
Album: Lady Sings the Blues
Artist: Jose Gonzalez
Song: Save Your Day