Nine To Noon for Thursday 17 February 2011
09:05 IHC and sleepover pay rates
IHC warns it may have to close down homes, and move intellectually disabled clients out of rural areas as a result of a court of appeal ruling on sleepover pay rates.
Phil Dickson, the IHC worker who initially took legal action against IHC over sleepover pay rates;Sean Stowers, General Manager Northern Region Idea Services - service arm of IHC; and Murray Edridge, Chief Executive of Barnados.
09:25 Age Empathy
Joseph Coughlin is the founder and director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's AgeLab, the first multi-disciplinary research programme created to understand the behavior of the 45+ population; the role of technology; and, the opportunity for innovations to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families. The lab has just developed the Age Gain Now Empathy System (Agnes), an "age empathy" suit calibrated to simulate the dexterity, mobility, strength and balance of a 74-year-old.
Shopping in the Age Gain Now Empathy System (Agnes), an "age empathy" suit calibrated to simulate the dexterity, mobility, strength and balance of a 74-year-old. Photograph by Nathan Fried-Lipski.
09:45 UK correspondent Matthew Parris
10:05 Living Offline - Susan Maushart
Journalist, author, social commentator and solo mother Susan Maushart took herself, and her three totally wired teenagers offline for six months. She's written a book about their experience The Winter of our Disconnect.
10:30 Book Review with Mary McCallum
From Under the Overcoat by Sue Orr
Published by Random House NZ Vintage
10:45 Reading: Res Publica by Zireaux (Part 7 of 11)
Read by Stuart Devenie
A reading of the epic novel in verse by the poet Zireaux where Archady, a disenfranchised and disenchanted artist and husband, lays claim to a tiny island off the coast of New Zealand.
11:30 Self control - saving ourselves from what we want
Daniel Akst, author of We Have Met The Enemy: Self-Control in An Age of Excess
Published by Scribe.
Daniel also writes for several major American publications including Newsweek, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
11:45 TV Review with Simon Wilson