Nine To Noon for Thursday 15 February 2018
09:05 Alleged misconduct towards student law clerks at top firm
Victoria University has confirmed that several of its students on a summer clerkship at one of the country's top law firms, Russell McVeagh, complained about the actions of lawyers towards them at social functions in Wellington two years ago. The police were involved but no charges have resulted. The complaints came to the attention of the universities at the highest level. Kathryn Ryan talks with the Vice Chancellor of Victoria University Grant Guilford and the Law Society President, Kathryn Beck.
09:20 Study shows 'courage' key part of rural midwives' job
A new international collaborative study of 200 practicing midwives in New Zealand and Scotland is showing just what it takes to operate in a remote rural area. Dr Andrea Gilkison, who has been a midwife since 1985 and is a Senior Lecturer of midwifery at AUT explains why the education of new midwives, as well as remuneration models that suit their special set of needs, is crucial. Kathryn is also joined by Professor Jean Rankin from the University of the West of Scotland Plus to discuss the findings.
09:45 UK correspondent Gerri Peev
Gerri Peev discusses Theresa May's ministers preparing to set out further details about the direction of Brexit, kicking off today with a speech by Boris Johnson. Also more on Oxfam's plunge into crisis following allegations of abuse by staff members in war zones, and how the Labour Party has unveiled its animal welfare policy which includes a ban on foie gras; forcing drivers to report running over a cat to police and an end to the badger cull.
10:05 Circus skills & kids, a careful balancing act
Does it test your nerve when you see a child jumping off something dangerously high? Kathryn Ryan talks to Jodie Farrugia who is the director of Australia's national youth circus which is using its performance of 'Junk' to ask challenging questions about when kids should be given the chance to take risks.
Set in a rural junkyard, 'Junk' transforms rubbish into magical landscapes while exploiting the boundaries of childhood. Junk is coming to the Auckland Arts Festival in March.
10:35 Book review
The Sealwoman's Gift by Sally Magnusson. Reviewed by Gail Pittaway, published by Hachette.
10:45 The Reading
The ACB with Honora Lee by Kate de Goldi (Part 4 of 5)
11.05 New technology with Mark Pesce
Futurist, writer and educator Mark Pesce discusses the technical, commercial, legal, and security-related aspects of a feature designed to accelerate performance used in almost every CPU from smartphones to laptops to servers, which turns out to have an unexpected and very nasty side effect: it can be attacked by hackers.
11:25 Parenting: Settling your child at school
How do you help your child settle in an open plan classroom? And what do they mean when they come home and tell you "I had no one to play with today"? Kathryn speaks to a children's coach who has strategies for for your child to thrive at school and overcome stress and anxiety. Jennifer Pollard can also help to interpret how children describe their day.
11:30 Law firm responds to alleged misconduct claims
Russell McVeagh says it has always taken employees' concerns extremely seriously as it deals with the fallout from serious sexual allegations against two of its former employees. The allegations date back to social functions two years ago and involved more than one young woman. Kathryn Ryan talks to Russell McVeagh senior partner, Pip Greenwood.
11:45 Viewing with Paul Casserly
TV and Film writer Paul Casserly reviews Netflix documentary series about corporate greed Dirty Money, and Here and Now on SOHO, the new drama from Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball
Music played in this show
Song: Asleep In The Nowhere
Label: NZ On Air
Broadcast Time: 09:31am
Artist: The National
Song: The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness
Album: Sleep Well Beast
Broadcast Time: 10:08am