Nine To Noon for Thursday 7 May 2020
09:05 COVID 19 elimination 'all about good data'
As we await to find out what life would look like if Cabinet agrees to loosen lockdown next week, many in the research community say they'd like to see a vastly improved presentation of data from health officials. They say it's crucial to provide a distinction between imported cases, and data showing transmission within New Zealand. Kathryn talks with Professor Nick Wilson, from Otago University's Department of Public Health, and Auckland University School of Medicine Professor Des Gorman, who says we need to introduce widespread antibody testing to gain deeper knowledge of how Covid 19 has spread in the community.
09:30 The even longer road to the next Olympics: heartbreak & opportunity
Athletes who'd been preparing for three years to compete in the now postponed Tokyo Summer Olympic Games are now having to decide whether or not they will pursue their dream. For many because of age, health or personal commitments, July 2020 would have been their last chance of competing at their peak. For others, that extra year to prepare or recover from injuries is a lifeline. Track cyclist Eddie Dawkins has already made the decision to retire after hoping to bow out at Tokyo. He talks to Kathryn about his decision, along with former gold medal rower, now New Zealand Olympic Team's Chef de Mission, Rob Waddell.
09:45 How will the UK lift its lockdown, PM faces off against new Labour leader
UK correspondent Hugo Gye joins Kathryn to talk about the expectations being set by Prime Minister Boris Johnson ahead of a weekend announcement about lifting lockdown restrictions. Why is the UK one of the few countries that isn't pushing people to wear facemasks? Hugo will also talk about how Boris Johnson fared in his first Prime Minister's questions with new Labour leader Keir Starmer.
10:05 Our bubble kitchen locking down in Rotorua
In March when the country moved into level 4, a Rotorua couple Mike and Cinzia Jonathan welcomed their Italian photographer friend, Matteo Fabi to lockdown with them.Completing the bubble is the couple's toddler Hinekura and Cinzia's mother who is visiting from Indonesia. It's been a creative time, perhaps what you might expect when a film-maker, and two photographers with culinary prowess spend a lot of time together. Our bubble kitchen web series is the result.
10:35 Book review - Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe
10:45 The Reading
The Bright Side of My Condition, episode 12. Written by Charlotte Randall, read by Brian Sergent.
11:05 What will Microsoft's NZ move mean for local business?
Tech commentator Paul Matthews looks at the announcement by Microsoft that it'll open a new "datacentre region" in New Zealand: how big is its cloud offering and what difference does storing data locally really mean? Paul will also talk to Kathryn about the Australian Government's attempt to force Google and Facebook to fund traditional the traditional media stories they link to and after lockdown - do you have "Zoom fatigue"?
11:25 Child psychologist Dr Sarah Hughes: Parenting Made Simple
Australian child psychologist Dr Sarah Hughes has advice on raising calm, confident, well-adjusted and resilient children, as presented in her new book Parenting Made Simple. Sarah shares tips with Kathryn to help parents and caregivers with everything from kids' challenging behaviour, emotional outbursts, friendship problems, issues with confidence and anxiety, and adjusting to parents' separation.
11:45 One Lane Bridge, What We Do In The Shadows, Beastie Boys Story
Film and TV reviewer Chris Schulz looks at new New Zealand crime drama One Lane Bridge, how Taika Waititi's humour has hit a chord with viewers around the globe with a new season of What We Do In The Shadows and the documentary Beastie Boys Story being streamed on Apple+.