Nine To Noon for Thursday 28 May 2015
09:05 News and current affairs
09:30 How to get business leaders more involved with health and safety
The 2010 Pike River Mine tragedy in which 29 men died sparked an overhaul of health and safety legislation - which is currently stalled. Dr Kirsten Ferguson is an Australian health and safety expert who was named by the Financial Review last year as one of Australia's 100 Women of Influence. She's an adjunct professor at the Queensland University of Technology and an experienced company director. She is talking to business leaders here about how boards and chief executives here should get more involved in health and safety matters.
09:45 UK Correspondent Dame Ann Leslie
10:05 Northland Medical Officer of Health back from Sierra Leone
Dr Clair Mills is used to tending to emergency medicine and disease on a global scale and also dealing with serious public health issues in one of New Zealand's most economically strained and disadvantaged areas.
A recent Salvation Army report found that Māori who live in regional areas such as Northland and Gisborne are getting what it described as a 'bad deal' and were identified as being the most dangerous regions to live in terms of social hazards and safety.
Dr Mills says the range of public health issues facing her region is broad and and efforts to tackle them are constantly being developed and implemented. From what she sees on the frontline, the most pressing needs are for housing, employment and economic development.
Dr Mills is also used to quite different frontlines. She has previously been on several missions working in Africa and some of the world hotspots for Médecins Sans Frontières. Earlier this year she worked in Sierra Leone with medical teams treating Ebola patients.
10:35 Book review: My Life: It's a long story by Willie Nelson
Reviewed by Elisabeth Easther, published by Hachette.
10:45 The Reading: 'Before I Forget', by Jacqueline Fahey
The second volume of memoirs by well-known painter, feminist and writer Jacqueline Fahey. (4 of 5, RNZ)
11:05 New technology commentator Erika Pearson
Erika Pearson discusses Indonesia's law that criminalises private messages, the phenomenal success of You Tube and its enormous audiences and the Typer Tray - an ultra-thin keyboard masquerading as a food tray ..or is it the other way around?
11:25 British online agony aunt for teenagers
Surviving the Teen Age Years with young British agony aunt, Carrie Hope Fletcher.
Carrie is a Youtuber, an actress, singer, songwriter and vlogger .. (video blogger). She is currently playing Eponine in Les Miserable in London's West End. The 22 year old's popular Youtube videos about getting through the teen years, including popularity issues and dealing with bullying have been viewed by hundreds of thousands of young people. She now has a book reflecting on growing up gracefully, called 'All I Know Now' (Hachette). Her YouTube channel ItsWayPastMyBedTime has more than 500,000 followers.
11:45 Film review Regan Cunliffe
Music played in this show
Artist: The Harbour Union
Song: The Ghost of this Town
Album: The Harbour Union
Label: Social End Prod 258811
Artist: Bobby Darin
Song: Beyond the Sea
Label: Atlantic 983666
Artist: Paul Weller
Song: Broken Stones
Album: Stanley Road
Label: Island Promo
Artist: Willie Nelson
Song: My Own Peculiar Way
Album: Greatest Hits
Label: RCA 189 137
Song: Sunny Side of the Street
Artist: Willie Nelson
Label: Columbia Legacy Sony BMG Demo
Song: Alberta Sun
Artist: Mel Parsons
Label: Private Promo
Song: This must be the place
Artist: Talking Heads
Album: Speaking in Tongues
Label: SIRE 276488