Nine To Noon for Wednesday 22 March 2017
09:05 Midwives say shortage 'critical'
The New Zealand College of Midwives says there's a crisis in the sector, with staffing shortages around the country. Kathryn Ryan talks with the Chief Executive of the NZ College of Midwives, Karen Gilliland.
09:20 Geologist & farmer-turned teacher wins science prize
Kathryn Ryan meets Dianne Christenson - geologist and farmer, turned science teacher, who is the first primary school teacher to win the Prime Minister's Science Teacher Prize. From cleaning rubbish from local waterways to understand the importance of marine habitats, to installing beehives at the school, Diane says it's all about fun, and inspiring kids to look globally and act locally.
09:45 Australia correspondent Bernard Keane
The Australian government's moves to change racial discrimination laws to please the hard-right faction of the Liberal Party, the latest on the gas crisis and same sex marriage issues continues to dog the government
10:05 Post Polio
Last year just seven people in the entire world were diagnosed with polio. It's on track to join smallpox as one the second ever diseases we've managed to completely eradicate. Gordon Jackman is a Polio survivor and the National Programme Manager for Polio New Zealand. He's just recently returned from a trip to Pakistan to observe the immunisation campaign - there are some photos of that trip on our website.
10:35 Book review
10:45 The Reading
11:05 Music with Graeme Downes
Graeme Downes, founding member of the Verlaines, songwriter, musicologist, senior lecturer in the Department of Music at the University of Otago.
11:20 Valued, visible and influential - will there ever come a day?
Northern Mystics CEO Julie Paterson and Sarah Leberman, a Massey University academic talk to Kathryn Ryan about New Zealand's first national organisation challenging inequity in sport, Women in Sport Aotearoa (Ngā Wāhine Hākinakina o Aotearoa) Facebook: facebook.com/womeninsportaotearoa
11:45 Science commentator Siouxsie Wiles
This week, science commentator Dr Siouxsie Wiles has a warning about so-called stem cell therapies, and enthuses about the seemingly indestructible microscopic creatures known as water bears.
Music played in this show
Artist: Charles Bradley
Song: Heart of Gold
Artist: Jonathan Richman and the Modern Runners
Album: The Modern Lovers [Bonus Tracks]