Nine To Noon for Thursday 22 August 2019
09:05 Turbulence at the Civil Aviation Authority
The resignation of Civil Aviation Authority chair Nigel Gould has come amid claims of a toxic workplace, where bullying and sexual harassment had been tolerated. Earlier this month the CAA was accused of misleading the public about the number of helicopter inspectors it had on its staff when a fatal crash killed seven people in 2015. Nigel Gould joins Kathryn to talk about his departure, along with the head of Aviation New Zealand John Nicholson.
09:20 Mind-reading tech "closer than you think": Nita Farahany
Could technology impact our freedom of thought? And what protection do we need to guard against computers being able to read our mind? Leading scholar of ethics in the age of automation and artificial intelligence Professor Nita Farahany speaks to Kathryn Ryan about the worrying possibilities of emerging brain-reading technologies, their legal and social implications. Nita says "the day might be closer than you think" when we have mind-reading tech, and is asking, if computers can decode brain activity what happens to our privacy?
09:45 Boris Johnson's continental Brexit trip
UK correspondent Matthew Parris reports on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's journey to the continent to meet with Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel - who has suggested an alternative backstop could be possible within 30 days. He'll also talk about Jeremy Corbyn's offer to be 'caretaker' Prime Minister and why Carrie Symonds - Boris Johnson's partner - has been denied entry into the United States?
10:05 The Mosquito. Our Deadliest Predator
If you've just gone to bed the humming buzz of a Mosquito is really quite annoying, but this minor torment is nothing to what it's capable of! It's been estimated that, over the course of human existence, as many as 50 billion people have been killed as a result of one of the several deadly diseases it spreads. Timothy Winegard, a professor of history and political science at Colorado Mesa University is fascinated by the bug, and its role in shaping historical events. His book on the subject is called "The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator."
10:35 Book review - Fleishman is in Trouble
Jenna Todd of Time Out Bookstore reviews Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner. This book is published by Penguin Random House.
10:45 The Reading
Part four of Footprints in the Sand, written and read by Sarah Boddy.
11:05 How you watch TV is about to change
Technology correspondent Paul Matthews looks at the big changes happening in the content world, with Disney kicking off their own service, the Rugby World Cup being mostly online and Apple getting in on the game. What does the future of TV really look like - and what is it going to cost? He'll also talk to Kathryn about the latest report from the Education Review Office about the speed and uptake of the new Digital Technologies curriculum content in schools, which will be mandatory from next year.
11:25 Tech and children's relationships at school
Dr Mohamed Alansari speaks with Kathryn Ryan about how devices have changed the way children relate to each other at school. He says while technology is expanding children's horizons in the classroom, it has changed the dynamics of human connection, learning and teaching. A research fellow at the University of Auckland's Faculty of Education and Social Work, with a doctoral degree in educational psychology, Dr Mohamed Alansari's teaching and research focuses on classroom practices and relationships, and how they impact on how well children at primary and tertiary level socialise and learn. He's also involved in the I Have a Dream project, which looks at the impact of significant others on kids' lives. Dr Alansari is speaking at a free Raising the Bar event in Auckland next Tuesday.
11:45 New seasons of Mindhunter and Veronica Mars
Film and TV reviewer Sarah McMullan looks at the new series of Mindhunter on Netflix, as well as season 4 of Veronica Mars on Neon - we met her as a 15 year old, now she's 30-something. Sarah will also review The Handmaid's Tale finale, and new seasons of Mr Mercedes and The Good Doctor coming soon to Lightbox.
Music played in this show
Artist: Bon Iver
Time played: 10:43