Nine To Noon for Thursday 18 August 2016
09:05 Interest-free student loans: success or failure?
A new report by the think tank The New Zealand Initiative finds that the scheme has failed to help students from poorer backgrounds access tertiary education. Kathryn Ryan speaks to head of research the the NZ Initiative, Dr Eric Crampton.
09:20 When tiredness is dangerous
Kathryn Ryan talks to worker fatigue expert Professor Drew Dawson, who says organisations need to be aware that sleeplessness can affect performance as much as alcohol.
So just how much sleep do you need before going to work? And what are the consequences of not getting enough?
09:30 Illegal ticketing scandal rocks Rio
The head of the European Olympic Committee Irishman Patrick Hickey, has been arrested in Rio. It's the culmination of over a week of accusations and investigations. Nine to Noon talks to Irish sports journalist Niall Kelly who's in Brazil.
09:45 UK correspondent Dame Ann Leslie
Self-declared sports-hater Dame Ann Leslie on being glued to the Olympics and the arrest of London Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary.
10:05 Are you ready for self-driving cars?
Kathryn Ryan speaks to futurist and autonomous vehicle expert Brad Templeton who says it's only a matter of a few years before cars, taxis, busses and trucks can drive themselves, park, recharge and deliver, saving millions of lives and the planet. The Silicon Valley entrepreneur spent two years advising Google's self-driving car team, and is involved in developing a small robotic delivery vehicle. Brad Templeton will be in Christchurch in November speaking at the Singularity University Summit.
10:35 Book review - The Black Widow by Daniel Silva
Reviewed by Gina Rogers, published by HarperCollins.
10:45 The Reading
Snapper in a Landscape written and told by Declan O'Neill. (Part 2 of 6)
11:05 New technology with Robbie Allan
Robbie Allan on the use of technology at the Olympics
11:25 Parenting with Christian Wright
How and when do pre-schoolers develop speech sounds? What is 'normal', and when should parents be concerned. Speech and Language therapist Christian Wright explains.
11:45 Viewing with Duncan Greive
Duncan Greive on NZ on Air funding of current affairs and two new HBO series - The Night Of, starring John Turturro and Vice Principals
Music played in this show
Artist: Golden Harvest
Track: I Need Your Love
Album: Kiwi Gold Disc
Label: NZ on Air