Nine To Noon for Thursday 22 November 2018
09:05 Rising elective caesarean rate linked to overweight risk
New research is showing that babies who are born via elective caesarean are more likely to be overweight when they turn one. Caesarian rates have more than doubled globally in the past 20 years, and the elective caesarean component is contributing to the rise. The study which has been published today, was led by researchers from the Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore - drawing on data from the ongoing Growing Up in Singapore Towards Health Outcomes (GUSTO) study. The international research team, includes child obesity expert Professor Sir Peter Gluckman from the University of Auckland-based Liggins Institute. He says expectant parents need to carefully consider delivery choices. Also Dr Michelle Wise, a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians.
09:20 The UN's nuke watchdog eyes N. Korea
Is the denuclearisation of North Korea getting closer? At the historic summit between the Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in June, the North Korean leader announced the closing of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site. Last month, US Secretary of State said Mr Kim was now willing to let international inspectors into the site. Kathryn discusses developments on the Korean Peninsula and elsewhere with Dr. Lassina Zerbo, head of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization- the United Nation's watchdog on nuclear testing.
09:45 Brexit and eating bananas with a knife and fork
UK correspondent, Kate Adie says the British newspapers have had Brexit headline after Brexit headline, even the tabloids that would normally be focusing on reality TV. But Kate says, the PM is clinging on despite turmoil in her Government and no clear path ahead. Meanwhile it's been reported that the Queen eats bananas with a knife and fork!
10:05 Queen of Crime Lynda La Plante's life of plot twists
Lynda La Plante is no stranger to plot twists in both her life and her career penning killer fiction. Kathryn Ryan talks to her about how the creator of the award winning 'Prime Suspect' crime thriller is finding success again where it all started. Her first breakthrough TV series 'Widows' (one of the first major TV series led by women) has been made into a star studded Hollywood film.
10:35 Book review - Karori Confidential: Selected Columns
Charlotte Graham McLay reviews Karori Confidential: Selected Columns by Leah McFall, which is published by Luncheon Sausage Books.
10:45 The Reading
Ghost Dance written and told by the late Douglas Wright, episode 4 of 10
11:05 5G, Phone sales and Trademe
Technology journalist Bill Bennett looks into Sparks launch of its 5G innovation lab in Auckland's Wynyard quarter; phone sales appear to hit a wall and the latest on a possible sale of Trademe.
11:25 Parenting hacks, where to cut corners
One working mother's tips on where to cut corners. Learn to live with chaos is advice Australian journalist, Wendy Tuohy wishes she had believed! The Melbourne mother-of-three and editor of Fairfax's Daily Life has recently written a piece on what she has learned during her 14 years as a working mum, juggling job demands, home-life and children's after school activities.
11:45 A modern classic and a cult classic
Paul Casserly has been watching TVNZ ondemand's stylish new series, The Little Drummer Girl starring Florence Pugh, Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Shannon. He's also been re-living a childhood obsession, the spooky 1970s classic, Children of the Stones.