Nine To Noon

Wednesday 4 May 2016, with Kathryn Ryan

Mark Weldon resigns

9:12 AM.The resignation of Mediaworks Chief Executive, Mark Weldon has just been announced this morning. It follows speculation earlier this week that Mr Weldon might step down, after Newshub newsreader and presenter, Hilary Barry announced last Friday that she was leaving. The television and radio network has farewelled a steady stream of staff during restructuring since Mr Weldon took the helm in August 2014, including long serving news chief Mark Jennings and broadcaster John Campbell. Nine to Noon's Media Commentator is Gavin Ellis.

Uni heads call for higher teacher training standards

9:22 AM.Deans of education at the country's universities are calling for higher entry level standards for teaching qualifications and more post-graduate education for new teachers. Professor Roger Moltzen is the chair of the New Zealand Council of Deans of Education

Robot lawyers and AI accountants

9:28 AM.We might have become used to robots in factories replacing workers on the shop but according to my next guest it's white collar workers who are now in the firing line of automation. Daniel Susskind is the co-author of The Future of the Professions and in it he argues that technology is already creeping into the territory of lawyers, judges, and doctors - and sooner than you might think.

Australia correspondent Peter Munro

9:51 AM.Malcolm Turnbull government's first federal budget

Hanya Yanagihara on her acclaimed novel A Little Life

10:07 AM.American novelist Hanya Yanagihara's second novel A Little Life is a no holds barred tale of the friendship between four young men in New York City. It follows them from university graduation to their work life, friction with each other, but in essence shows how the bond they established as students survives a lifetime. It particularly focuses on the troubled childhood and tortured adult life of one of the group, Jude, who is a successful lawyer. A Little Life was nominated for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Award. Hanya Yanagihara appears at the Auckland Writers Festival at the Aotea Centre next week.

New Zealand book review - Breaking Connections by Albert Wendt

10:39 AM.Reviewed by Louise O'Brien, published by Huia Publishers.

Marty Duda's artist of the week

11:09 AM.Marty Duda features the music of Graham Nash.

Syrian lawyer on adapting to a new life in NZ

11:32 AM.Mouhannad Taha talks to Kathryn Ryan about adapting to a new life and an entirely new judicial system in New Zealand.

Legal commentator Simon Jefferson

11:49 AM.Family law specialist Simon Jefferson discusses the Vulnerable Children's Act, the main planks of which come into effect on July 1

09:05 Mark Weldon resigns 

After a string of resignations and redundancies, now Mark Weldon, top centre, is going.

The resignation of Mediaworks Chief Executive, Mark Weldon has just been announced this morning. 
It follows speculation earlier this week that Mr Weldon might step down, after Newshub newsreader and presenter, Hilary Barry announced last Friday that she was leaving. The television and radio network has farewelled a steady stream of staff during restructuring since Mr Weldon took the helm in August 2014, including long serving news chief Mark Jennings and broadcaster John Campbell.

Nine to Noon's Media Commentator is Gavin Ellis 

09:15  Uni heads call for higher teacher training standards
Deans of education at the country's universities are calling for higher entry level standards for teaching qualifications and more post-graduate education for new teachers.

Professor Roger Moltzen is the chair of the New Zealand Council of Deans of Education  

09:30  Robot lawyers and AI accountants
We might have become used to robots in factories replacing workers on the shop but according to my next guest it's white collar workers who are now in the firing line of automation.

Daniel Susskind is the co-author of The Future of the Professions and in it he argues that technology is already creeping into the territory of lawyers, judges, and doctors - and sooner than you might think. 

09:45 Australia correspondent Peter Munro

Malcolm Turnbull government's first federal budget

10:05  Hanya Yanagihara on her acclaimed novel,  A Little Life

Hanya Yanagihara

Hanya Yanagihara Photo: Sam Levy

American novelist, Hanya Yanagihara second novel, A Little Life is a no holds barred tale of the friendship between four young men in New York City. It follows them from university graduation to their work life, friction with each other, but in essence shows how the bond they established as students survives a life-time.  It particularly focuses on the troubled childhood and tortured adult life of one of the group, Jude, who is a successful lawyer. A Little Life was nominated for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Award. 
Hanya Yanagihara appears at the Auckland Writers Festival at the Aotea Centre  next week.

10:35 New Zealand book review - Breaking Connections by Albert Wendt
reviewed by Louise O'Brien, published by Huia Publishers

10:45 The Reading
Pack and Rifle by Philip Holden told by Russell Smith (Part 3 of 3)

11:05 Marty Duda's artist of the week

Marty Duda features the music of Graham Nash

Mouhannad Taha

Mouhannad Taha Photo: supplied

11:20 Syrian lawyer on adapting to a new life in NZ

Mouhannad Taha talks to Kathryn Ryan about adapting to a new life and an entirely new judicial system in New Zealand. 

11:45 Legal commentator Simon Jefferson

Family law specialist Simon Jefferson discusses the Vulnerable Children's Act, the main planks of which come into effect on July 1

Playlist

Artist:   The Isley Brothers

Song:    Work to Do

Composer:  Isley

Album:  From 1972

Label:  Buddah Records

Time: 09:10

 

Artist:   The Secret Sisters

Song:  Dirty Lie

Composer:  Dylan

Album:  Put Your Needle Down

Label: Republic

Time:  09:46