Nine To Noon for Thursday 3 May 2018
09:05 Is cross party consensus on child poverty within reach?
The Prime Minister and the leader of the opposition met earlier this week to discuss the government's Child Poverty Reduction Bill and whether parliamentary-wide support can be gained. National party leader Simon Bridges says his party wants to collaborate, but the bill does not go far enough, and National is proposing several amendments. The Commissioner for Children, Andrew Becroft, has been pushing for cross-party cooperation on the issue, and says Ms Ardern and Mr Bridges have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to reach an accord.
09:20 NZ economist creates world first human rights tracker
It's hard to believe that in 2018, 70 years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, there are still serious gaps in the way we track the human rights performance of countries around the world. That's why Wellington economist Anne-Marie Brook (along with two American academics) has created the first global project to track human rights. While in its early stages, the Human Rights Measurement Initiative is already putting Australia's track record on abuse and the right to freedom of expression in the spotlight.
09:45 UK correspondent Tim Sculthorpe
Brexit has reached a crucial moment with Theresa May and her ministers are finalising the British position on what sort of customs relationship to aim for in the negotiations. The drama comes against a backdrop of local elections that are taking place tomorrow. The Tories are braced for heavy losses in London councils and could lose a series of their most high profile town halls.
10:05 Pietra Brettkelly: Yellow is Forbidden
Auckland filmmaker Pietra Brettkelly's latest documentary, Yellow is Forbidden, has just become the first New Zealand film to screen in competition at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York. The documentary focuses on the extraordinary story of Chinese fashion designer, Guo Pei, the daughter of a communist soldier and a teacher, who counts Rihanna and Beyonce among her clients, and attempts to join the ranks of France's elite world of haute couture. Pietra Brettkelly talks with Kathryn Ryan about story telling and her fascination with the world. Yellow is Forbidden will premiere at the New Zealand International Film Festival in July.
10:35 Book review
Jenna Todd from Time Out book store reviews Circe by Madeline Miller, published by Bloomsbury.
10:45 The Reading
The River by David Hill, read by Peter Vere Jones (Part 4 of 5).
11:05 New technology with Sarah Putt
Where does New Zealand stand in terms of developing Artificial Intelligence applications? Is China the new Silicon Valley? And smart glasses – will they ever get it right?
11:25 Top 10 parenting faults and their solutions
Parenting is often called the hardest job in the world: no training, no manual, no report card or annual review, and the boss is a baby! Parenting commentator and education consultant Joseph Driessen talks with Kathryn about the top 10 parenting faults and their solutions.
11:45 Viewing with Lara Strongman
Lara takes a look at why we love watching people compete on the telly, featuring two new series on free-to-air TV: Dancing with the Stars and Design Junkies.