Nine To Noon for Monday 17 July 2017
09:05 Perfect storm creates Auckland teacher shortage
Kathryn Ryan examines the complex factors behind Auckland's chronic teacher shortage with the Presidents of the city's principals' associations. James Thomas is the President of the Auckland secondary schools principals' association, he is also the principal of Whangaparaoa College. Kevin Bush is principal of Te Hihi School in Karaka, and the President of the Primary Principals Association
09:20 Retraining brains to treat Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Scientists in Australia are about to begin testing a potentially revolutionary treatment for BDD. Kathryn Ryan talks to Susan Rossell a Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychology at Swinburne University who's discovered that people with BDD appear to have abnormalities in parts of their brains which deal with vision.
09:30 Empowering young women in male-dominated industries
Alexia Hilbertidou is on a mission to change the way women are perceived in male-dominated industries. The young Auckland entrepreneur founded GirlBoss New Zealand back in high school, prompted by years of being the only female is many of her technology and science classes. It has become a network of more than 8,000 young women passionate about the science, technology, engineering and maths fields (STEM). Alexia has just come back from the edge of space, where she was aboard the largest flying observatory in the world as part of an overnight mission with NASA.
09:45 South America correspondent Joel Richards
The vote taking place in Venezuela over the government's plans to rewrite the constitution, and in Brazil, former president Lula da Silva has been handed a nine-year prison sentence for corruption in the on-going investigation, but has said he will run for presidency next year. Will be able to run as candidate?
10:05 Total War: Julien Blarel
A series of video games called Total War is allowing players to control enormous armies of tens of thousands of people in real time combat. Kathryn Ryan speaks with Julien Blarel, who has turned playing the game into a second job. He uploads videos of himself playing the game on YouTube where they've accumulated more than 38 million views. And it's not just gameplay... The game has helped prompt a passion for history, which Julien has channeled into a series of long-form documentaries about ancient history – all produced inside the game.
10:45 The Reading
11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Stephen Mills
A look at the Greens' and NZ First party conferences, and Todd Barclay's non-appearance in parliament.
11:30 For the love of chocolate
Karl Hogarth from Nelson company Hogarth Craft Chocolate talks to Kathryn Ryan about his dark labour of love.
His shares his recipe for spiced hot chocolate, perfect for a cold winter's day.
11:45 Off the beaten track with Kennedy Warne
Kennedy discusses the Supreme Court ruling on the Ruataniwha dam, the 200th anniversary of the birth of Henry David Thoreau, considered one of the guiding lights of the environmental movement and some rock stars of the animal world.