Nine To Noon for Monday 29 October 2018
09:05 Student doctor concerns over informed patient consent
Informed consent, or patient consent is a vital component for anyone being treated in the medical system, but sometimes practice is falling short of what is ethically acceptable. Research published recently in the New Zealand Medical Journal revealed that some Auckland med-school students were expected to perform sensitive examinations on patients - without the patients knowledge that they were not qualified doctors. We discuss this with one of the researchers, Professor Warwick Bagg, he is the head of the medical programme at the University of Auckland, also Dr Ken Clarke, who is the Chair of the Chief Medical Officers of DHBS in NZ and fourth year medical student, Rebecca Pascoe.
09:20 America's Cup boat builder gives Opotiki youth a leg up
America's Cup boat builder McMullen & Wing is helping eastern Bay of Plenty youth get a foothold on the first rung of the career ladder. A brand new vessel, custom built for NZ's largest off shore mussel farm, is launching into the water for the first time today - to be welcomed into Whakatane harbour later next month. It's been built in partnership with Whakatōhea Mussels and the Whakatōhea Maori Trust Board and three Opotiki school leavers have been offered scholarships to build it. The 24-metre working vessel "Kukutai" is designed by the company which built our victorious 1995 America's Cup boat "Black Magic". Kathryn Ryan speaks with McMullen and Wing CEO, Michael Eaglen and Hamiora Kerr, one of the apprentices who helped build "Kukutai".
09:45 Brazil has gone to the polls
South America correspondent, Daniel Schweimler reports that far right candidate, Jair Bolsonaro is set to be Brazil's next leader, also an update on the long march of the migrant caravan of mainly Hondurans heading towards the US border, and Argentina's economy in tatters.
10:05 Engineering enzymes & harnessing the power of evolution
Enzyme engineer Professor David Ackerley runs the biotechnology lab at Victoria University in Wellington and looks into engineering enzymes that could help make chemotherapy more effective for cancer patients. He has also worked on enzymes that detoxify environmental pollutants and on finding new antibiotics. He uses "directed evolution" to manipulate enzymes and discusses with Kathryn what can be achieved with the research. He delivers his inaugural lecture as Professor of Biotechnology tomorrow.
10:35 Book review - Europe: A Natural History by Tim Flannery
Veronika Meduna reviews Europe: A Natural History by Tim Flannery, which is published by Text.
10:45 The Reading
The New Ships by Kate Duignan read by Nick Blake, part 5 of 12.
11:05 Politics with Mills & Sherson
Stephen Mills and Trish Sherson talk to Kathryn about the issues which featured highly in the latest 1 News Colmar Brunton poll including the rising impact of petrol prices.
Stephen Mills is the executive director of UMR Research and former political adviser to two Labour governments and Trish Sherson is from corporate affairs firm Sherson Willis, and a former ACT press secretary.
11:30 Holy guacamole! Mexican food for kiwis
Lucas Putnam and Marianne Elliot of La Boca Loca in Wellington talk us through how to make the perfect guacamole, sing the praises of quesadillas, and share a recipe for marinated fish salad from their new book.
11:45 Auckland’s waterfront stadium proposal pros & cons
Bill McKay takes a close look at the proposed bright and shiny waterfront stadium that Auckland has been offered. A private consortium is offering to build a sports/concerts/events stadium on Bledisloe Wharf. In exchange they want Eden Park; to redevelop that and the balance of Bledisloe Wharf as housing, mixed use, commercial, and some public space.
Bill McKay is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.
Music played in this show
Artist: Toni Huata
Song: Haa - Breathe
Artist: Terry Callier
Song: Original Joe
Artist: Francis and the Lights
Song: Just for Us