Nine To Noon for Friday 17 April 2020
09:05 Level 4 to Level 3. What is the data telling us?
The Prime Minister has set out what life under Level 3 might look like if the cabinet decides on Monday to lower the alert level. Kathryn talks with former Assistant Reserve Bank Governor and executive director of the economic think-tank, Motu John McDermott, who is leading the data science team at Wigram Capital Advisors.The group's projections have been used by the government during lockdown. Kathryn also talks with Infometrics Senior Economist Brad Olsen discusses about what the new level 3 would mean for business and the economy.
09:40 Transforming teaching and learning online
Schools around the country are trying to figure out how a partial reopening under alert level three might work. John Morris is the former Principal of Auckland Grammar School, now Executive Principal of New Zealand's first on-line High School, the Crimson Global Academy - set to open next month. He's been working with the Ministry of Education to on how to transform teaching online. He says it is not simple, and that if lessons are not live, completion rates can be as low as 5 percent. He says teachers need to up skill as much as possible, and parents need to be involved.
09:45 Asia correspondent Elizabeth Beattie
An update on South Korea's election, the death toll from Covid-19 in Indonesia where 24 doctors have fatally contracted the virus, and the social media war which has broken out between pro-Beijing patriots and young Thais.
Elizabeth Beattie is a journalist at Thomson Reuters, based in Hong Kong.
10:05 Jacinta Ruru on bringing Tikanga Māori into legal education
Jacinta Ruru is New Zealand's first Māori Professor of Law and has taught at the University of Otago since 1999. She's also the co-director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, a centre for research focused on Māori issues and the voices of indigenous academics. She's the first member of her immediate family to go to university and for the last 20 years she's been trying to find new ways to teach law to students around Aotearoa.
10:35 Book review - A Thousand Moons by Sebastian Barry
Tilly Lloyd from Unity Books reviews A Thousand Moons by Sebastian Barry, published by Faber.
Follow-up to the multi-award-winning Days Without End, this novel is on a par with that. Narrated by Winona, a young Lakota orphan adopted by former soldiers Thomas McNulty and John Cole in 1870s Tennessee, this powerful novel depicts violence and survival in the aftermath of the Civil War.
10:45 The Reading
Paulie Tallis by Owen Marshall : Short story read by Brian Sergent
11:05 NZ researchers trialling Covid-19 drug treatment options
New Zealanders are leading three international research projects aimed at finding drugs that could effectively treat people infected with Covid-19. Researchers from the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand (MRINZ) are involved in three significant clinical trials involving patients with the virus, from people displaying mild symptoms through to those who are critically ill. MRINZ Director, Professor Richard Beasley says the trials will evaluate several treatment options at the same time in the same patient and will combine results from around the world.
11:15 New music with Jeremy Taylor
From deep inside lockdown, fresh sounds emerge from The Strokes, Gorillaz, Ed O’Brien of Radiohead, and Phoebe Bridgers shares a song from her forthcoming sophomore release.From deep inside lockdown, fresh sounds emerge from The Strokes, Gorillaz, Ed O’Brien of Radiohead, and Phoebe Bridgers shares a song from her forthcoming sophomore release.
11:30 Sports commentator Sam Ackerman
Sam talks to Kathryn about NZ rugby freezing up to 50% of players pay, the NRL competition,and how Kiwi Supercars driver Scott McLaughlin is finding a silver lining in the COVID-19 crisis.
11:45 The week that was with
Our comedians Te Radar and Elisabeth Easther with the story of a pensioner who lived to tell the tale after he was thrown from fighter jet after accidentally grabbing ejector seat handle.