09:05 More frustration over Ministry bureaucracy

Teacher writing on chalkboard.

Photo: 123RF

Sole education providers are voicing increasing frustration over access to the Education Ministry's new Professional Development fund and what some regard as an overly bureaucratic system. The Ministry is moving from professional development being paid by individual schools' operations budget to a central fund. Kathryn Ryan speaks to sole-trader education provider, Martin Hughes who is the founder of 3MLearning, & Karl Le Quesne, the Ministry of Education's acting head of student achievement.

A University of Otago study on rats has used light treatment, called optogenetics, to treat isolated cells leaving healthy cells untouched.

09:20 Mice leading drug researchers on a wild goose chase

Kathryn Ryan speaks to, Dr Joseph Garner, an associate professor of comparative medicine at Stanford University, California who's investigating why many studies of new medicines which show promising results in mice fail to work when they are tested on humans. Dr Garner says part of the problem is that mice don't accurately model the disease which researchers are trying to treat - particularly for conditions like autism, OCD and ADHD.

09:45 USA correspondent Susan Milligan

Susan Milligan with the ongoing reaction in the US to Trump's win.

10:05  Never too old to slow down !

Alastair Caldwell is a 73 year old  former McLaren Formula 1 racing team manager, who's rallying around New Zealand with his 98 year old mother Dorothy. After a childhood spent in New Zealand, Alastair moved to England in the late 60's. Then from a job as a cleaner at McLaren, he made it all the way to being the boss of racing legends such as Nelson Piquet and James Hunt.  His mother, Dorothy Caldwell, who lives in Hamilton, is already a Guinness World Record holder. She's the world's oldest navigator (which she took up age 90!)  Now the mother and son team is back on  the roads in the Haka Classic Rally, a 5,300 kilometre event that started in Auckland last month, and finishes up on Friday. Follow their results & progress

10:35 Book review - Islands: A New Zealand Journey by Bruce Ansley & Jane Ussher

Reviewed by Naomi Arnold, published by Penguin Random House (NZ).

10:45 The Reading

The Party Line by Sue Orr read by Miriama Mc Dowell (Part 2 of 10)

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

Kathryn Ryan talks to Rod Oram about whether both the TPP and the Paris climate agreement can survive without the US.

11.30 Fake News

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has recently announced his company are looking at how to combat deliberate misinformation being shared on social media. Kathryn Ryan speaks to Russell Brown, the host of the Public Address blogsite and former host of RNZ's Mediawatch about the problem of Fake News and what can be done about it.

11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis

Kathryn Ryan talks to Gavin Ellis about a book examining the first decade of Maori Television.

Music played in this show

Artist: Tami Neilson
Song: Loco Mama
Composer: Neilson
Album: Don't Be Afraid
Label: Neilson
Time: 10:06

Artist:   Leyla Mc Calla
Song: A day for the hunter, a day for the prey
Composer: Mc Calla
Album: A day for the hunter, a day for the prey
Label: Jazz Village
Time: 10:35

Artist:   The Clean
Song: Back in the Day
Composer: The Clean
Album: Mister Pop
Label: Arch Hill
Time: 10:45

Artist:   Ruth Hill
Song: Please Don't Freeze
Time: 11:30