Nine To Noon for Thursday 5 May 2016
09:05 Trump's path clear to GOP nomination
Matthew Dowd is an American political consultant who was the chief strategist for the Bush-Cheney '04 presidential campaign and current ABC News political analyst. He joins us from Austin Texas.
09:30 Safe Sleep Calculator developed for vulnerable babies
Dr Christine McIntosh is a South Auckland GP and University of Auckland researcher who has been working on developing a Safe Sleep Calculator, a tool which measures the complex risk factors associated with SUDI and provides a risk profile to families based on this data. The project is funded by Cure Kids.
09:40 Feral cats targeted through their grooming habits
John Read is an Australian ecologist who has come up with novel way of targeting feral cats... by using their grooming instincts against them. John Read has invented a robotic grooming trap which, when it detects an animal the size of a cat passing by, sprays it with a poisonous gel, which the cat ingests, when it licks itself grooming. He's currently trialing the traps in two locations - in Queensland to help save night parrots and Western Australia where there endangered marsupials.
09:45 UK Correspondent Dame Ann Leslie
Political anti-semitism in the UK, David Cameron's moderation of policy on Syrian child refugees and the Leicester City football underdogs snaffling of the Premier League.
10:05 US photographer Jamey Stillings
10:35 Book review Everywhere I Look by Helen Garner
reviewed by David Hill, published by Text Publishing
10:45 The Reading
Where The Rekohu Bone Sings by Tina Makereti (Part 9 of 15)
read by Maria Walker, George Henare and Kura Forrester
11:05 New technology with Andy Linton
The status of engineers and the ethics of data collection
11:25 Teaching children how to behave in a social group
Education consultant and parenting commentator Joseph Driessen discusses how parents can coach children in the art of functioning in a social group, and what to do when the 'social contract' is broken.
11:45 Viewing with Lara Strongman
Lara Strongman has just watched the entire series of Poldark, caught up with the return of the Game of Thrones and is looking forward to the arrival of The Durrells on Prime..
Music played in this show
Artist: Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens
Song: Bound for the Promised Land
Album: "Cold World"
Artist: John Grant
Album: Queen of Denmark
Label: Bella Union
Artist: Amy Winehouse
Song: You Know I'm no Good
Artist: The Clean
Song: Tally Ho
Label: Flying Nun