Nine To Noon for Thursday 11 July 2019
09:05 Medicinal cannabis regulations: Questions raised over specialist sign-off
The Ministry of Health has released its proposed regulations which cover cultivation, licensing, manufacture and supply of medicinal cannabis. What could this mean for GPs who will be on the front-lines of prescribing the drug ? Doctors would require a specialist's recommendation to sign off on most prescriptions under the proposed scheme. We'll hear from Richard Medlicott from the College of GPs says who says the requirement for specialist sign off should go and from Dr Kate Baddock, Chair of the NZ Medical Association and GP in Warkworth.
09:20 New research: origins of life
New research from Australian husband and wife scientists rewrites the received scientific wisdom of the origins of life, and offers new hope for treating disease. Modern scientists have agreed all life comes from a single cell. But University of Queensland Professors Bernie and Sandie Degnan say they can find nothing to support the theory. Through genetic mapping, they've traced back the genetic lineage of animal life to an origin more closely resembling sea sponge stem cells, which have similarities to human stem cells. Bernie Degnan explains to Kathryn Ryan.
9:35 Matariki: Dancing for the stars
This school holidays the New Zealand Dance Company is traveling around Auckland to bring young dancers onto the floor with them. The Matariki for Tamariki production takes high school students from winter dance schools and gives them an opportunity to spend a week dancing in the shoes of a professional dancer. The resulting shows are on over the next fortnight and are based on the stories of the nine stars of the Matariki constellation. Lilly Raukawa is a sixteen year old dancer who's in the programme and Katie Rudd is an award winning professional dancer with the New Zealand Dance Company.
09:45 Boris v Jeremy, Labour's civil war and Meghan's Wimbledon woes
UK correspondent Kate Adie looks at the drawn-out battle between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt and how the public is feeling about it. She'll also talk about how the Labour party is tearing itself apart and how the tabloids are ripping into the Duchess of Sussex over her appearance at Wimbledon.
10:05 Reparations for A Stolen Life: Antonio Buti
Lawyer and member of parliament for Western Australia, Antonio Buti prepared Stolen Generations submissions for the national inquiry 'Bringing Them Home' and has now written A Stolen Life, The Bruce Trevorrow Case about the only member of the Australian Stolen Generations ever to receive compensation. It's the moving story of Bruce Trevorrow, an Aboriginal man who was separated from his family and spent his whole life hoping to uncover his true identity, sparking an historic court case with the South Australia state government. Tony has written extensively about the stolen generations, also about British child migrants, human rights, disability discrimination and sports law. Tony is an alumni of both Oxford University and Yale Law school, and has worked as a high school teacher, AFL player agent, lawyer, and law professor. He tells Kathryn Ryan about his new book.
10:35 Book review - Close to the Wind by David B. Hill
Harry Broad reviews Close to the Wind by David B. Hill (Huia Publishers).
10:45 The Reading
Part nine of The Quiet Spectacular by Laurence Fearnley told by Katherine McRae.
11:05 Digital disappearing acts, counting groups and moonshot at 50
Technology commentator Sarah Putt looks at the concept of ownership in the digital world, as Microsoft closes its e-book store. How can AI be used to accurately count crowds and it's 50 years on July 20 since a person landed on the moon - what's happening with the moon landing programme?
11:25 Hunter Johnson : emotional intelligence for teenage boys
Hunter Johnson is the co-founder of the Australian organisation The Man Cave - a preventative mental health and emotional intelligence program for teenage boys. The programme has been delivered to tens of thousands of young men across Australia. Hunter Johnson - who was a 2018 Queens Young Leader, and named one of EY's Social Entrepreneurs of the Year - says boys between the ages of 12 to 16 are offered a safe space to talk openly about about challenges in their lives, and what they need to become good men.
11:45 The Loudest Voice, Living with Tourettes and What's Your Problem
Film and TV reviewer Tamar Munch looks at The Loudest Voice, starring Russell Crowe as Fox News' Roger Ailes. Living with Tourettes is into its second season following Kiwis living with Tourette syndrome and in time for the school holidays, What's Your Problem tries to solve annoying problems Kiwi kids face with some easy DIY solutions.