Nine To Noon for Thursday 21 June 2018
09:05 Trump child migrant backdown 'effects will be long lasting'
A noted American pediatrician and advocate for immigrant children says the effects of separating migrant families will last well beyond the headlines. Alan Shapiro is the Co-Founder and Medical Director of Terra Firma which provides Healthcare and Justice for Immigrant Children. Anastasia Tonello is the President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
09:20 Sustainable housing: what can NZ learn from LA?
One of America's biggest authorities on clean energy, sustainability and social innovation, Los Angeles' first chief sustainability officer, Matt Petersen has been responsible for developing healthier neighbourhoods with cleaner air and water. He is co-creator of Climate Mayors, the group of US mayors adopting the Paris Agreement in their cities, and drove an initiative to build energy efficient homes in New Orleans post Hurricane Katrina. Today Matt is also the President and CEO of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, (LACI) which aims, among other things, to benefit low income communities with clean technology. The New Zealand Green Building Council has invited Matt to speak at their housing summit this week.
09:30 Call for guidelines around High-Intensity Interval Training
High-intensity interval training (HITT) is one of the biggest trends in fitness, but are guidelines needed to prevent injury? New research has found that adding volume doesn't necessarily deliver better results, and in fact can cause injury when overdone. Kathryn Ryan talks to Associate Professor Jinger Gottschall who is an exercise scientist from Penn State University.
09:45 Cannabis oil, Brexit and Trump
Our UK correspondent, Matthew Parris has details about a review of the use of cannabis oil, a crunch vote on Brexit and Trump's impending visit to the UK next month.
10:05 Frances Fitzgerald: The Evangelicals
Pultizer Prize winning writer Frances Fitzgerald talks with Kathryn Ryan about her sweeping new book The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America, in which she traces the history of the Christian right and how it became a political force, particularly within the Republican party.
10:35 Review of Flamingo Boy by Michael Morpungo
Rachel Eadie from Scorpio books reviews Flamingo Boy and Toitoi - A Journal for Young Writers and Artists
10:45 The Reading
The Stove Rake by Denise Keay read by Tandi Wright (Part 9 of 10)
11:05 Are chatbots getting smarter?
Chatbots, or "conversational user experiences", have sprung up everywhere and now they're smarter than ever. Our tech correspondent Paul Matthews goes through the ethical and privacy concerns. He's also looking into how NZ can get more more money for R&D.
11:25 Helping children get ready to start school
Speech and language therapist Christian Wright talks about how parents can help get children ready for a successful start at school.
11:45 From Benedict Cumberbatch to Current Affairs
TV Reviewer Paul Casserly has been wallowing the genius new Benedict Cumberbatch show "Patrick Melrose". He'll also be talking about New Zealand's best current affairs shows and Alice Sneddon's "Bad News" on TVNZ On Demand.
Music played in this show
Album: The Now Now