Nine To Noon for Wednesday 4 May 2016
09:05 Mark Weldon resigns
The resignation of Mediaworks Chief Executive, Mark Weldon has just been announced this morning.
It follows speculation earlier this week that Mr Weldon might step down, after Newshub newsreader and presenter, Hilary Barry announced last Friday that she was leaving. The television and radio network has farewelled a steady stream of staff during restructuring since Mr Weldon took the helm in August 2014, including long serving news chief Mark Jennings and broadcaster John Campbell.
Nine to Noon's Media Commentator is Gavin Ellis
09:15 Uni heads call for higher teacher training standards
Deans of education at the country's universities are calling for higher entry level standards for teaching qualifications and more post-graduate education for new teachers.
Professor Roger Moltzen is the chair of the New Zealand Council of Deans of Education
09:30 Robot lawyers and AI accountants
We might have become used to robots in factories replacing workers on the shop but according to my next guest it's white collar workers who are now in the firing line of automation.
Daniel Susskind is the co-author of The Future of the Professions and in it he argues that technology is already creeping into the territory of lawyers, judges, and doctors - and sooner than you might think.
09:45 Australia correspondent Peter Munro
Malcolm Turnbull government's first federal budget
10:05 Hanya Yanagihara on her acclaimed novel, A Little Life
10:35 New Zealand book review - Breaking Connections by Albert Wendt
reviewed by Louise O'Brien, published by Huia Publishers
10:45 The Reading
Pack and Rifle by Philip Holden told by Russell Smith (Part 3 of 3)
11:05 Marty Duda's artist of the week
Marty Duda features the music of Graham Nash
11:20 Syrian lawyer on adapting to a new life in NZ
Mouhannad Taha talks to Kathryn Ryan about adapting to a new life and an entirely new judicial system in New Zealand.
11:45 Legal commentator Simon Jefferson
Family law specialist Simon Jefferson discusses the Vulnerable Children's Act, the main planks of which come into effect on July 1
Music played in this show
Artist: The Isley Brothers
Song: Work to Do
Album: From 1972
Label: Buddah Records
Artist: The Secret Sisters
Song: Dirty Lie
Album: Put Your Needle Down