Nine To Noon for Thursday 2 March 2017
09:05 Government demands private data from NGOs
Community NGOs say the government is forcing them to hand over private information about their clients in exchange for funding. Kathryn Ryan speaks to the chair of ComVoices, Brenda Pilott.
09:20 What makes a great teacher?
Kathryn Ryan meets British educationalist Sir John Jones who says schools and teachers need to change the way they operate. A principal for many years in the North West of England, in a number of challenging schools, he's served on a range of government policy teams, looking at truancy and exclusions.
09:30 Writer Ashleigh Young wins major US literary prize
The writer Ashleigh Young has won a prestigious US literature prize for non-fiction writing, worth over 230 thousand US dollars. The essayist and poet is one of eight writers - and the first New Zealander - to receive the Windham-Campbell Prize from Yale University, that will be presented in September.
09:45 UK correspondent Tim Sculthorpe
Tim Sculthorpe on slap downs for Brexit critics, UKIP's internal ructions over its only MP's refusal to support former leader Nigel Farage's Knighthood and Labour's still tying itself in knots over its leader, Jeremy Corbyn.
10:05 The Human City
Kathryn Ryan talks to Joel Kotkin, an expert in urban studies at Chapman University in Orange, California. His latest book The Human City challenges what he calls a "cult of densification" in modern thinking about cities. Joel argues that while many urban thinkers like to promote denser cities as cheaper, more environmentally sustainable and culturally rich there's plenty of evidence to the contrary - and perhaps more importantly, he says there's very little evidence people actually want to live in denser cities.
10:35 Book review
Last Girl Before Freeway by Leslie Bennetts. Reviwed by Leah Mc Fall.
10:45 The Reading
11:05 New technology with Mark Pesce
Mark Pesce on Nokia's rehash of an old faithful phone, what difference are smaller, faster chips really making and the dangers of rapid uptake of immature technologies.
11:25 Parenting - Emily Writes: Rants in the Dark
Spinoff Parents Editor Emily Writes has two small boys, both non-sleepers. Her new book 'Rants in the Dark: From One Tired Mother to Another' offers often humourous consolation for other sleep-deprived parents. She says the main reason she keeps writing is because of the huge amount of feedback she gets from other parents of children who won't sleep. She also talks about her experience of antenatal depression.
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11:45 Viewing with Paul Casserly
Paul Casserly's been watching Gogglebox - the UK show about people watching TV and the German comedy movie Toni Erdmann... and he's been thinking about TVNZ's Coronation Street problem.
Music played in this show
Artist: Vampire Weekend
Album: The Third
Artist: Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
Song: Ain't Always Better Your Way
Composer: Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
Album: The Third
Label: Sunday Third