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with Kathryn Ryan
Monday to Friday, 9am - Midday
09:05 Are the days over for 5% deposits on mortgages?
Bob Hargreaves, Professor of Property Studies at Massey University; and Christine Lockie, Auckland mortgage broker.
09:30 Quality of science teaching in New Zealand schools
The NZ Association of Science Educators, the Education Review Office and the Teachers Council have all raised serious concerns about the quality of science teaching in our primary schools.
Steven Sexton, University of Otago primary education lecturer, who is on the board of NZ Association of Science Educators; Peter Lind, director of the Teachers Council; and Richard Meylan, education manager for The Royal Society of NZ.
09:20 News and current affairs
09:45 Middle East correspondent Irris Makler
10:05 New York-born, Auckland-based contemporary composer and performer Jonathan Besser
Jonathan Besser has lived in New Zealand since the early '70s and has led many different music ensembles and has composed for orchestra, chamber groups, theatre, dance and film. One of his latest forays is into Klezmer music - a style of folk music born out of the yiddish jewish culture of Eastern Europe - it's often called Jewish Jazz. He performed at the recent New Zealand International Arts Festival as part of New Klezland - a collaboration with fellow composers Ross Harris and Chris Prosser.
10:35 Book Review with Tina Shaw
Little Sister by Julian Novitz
Published by RHNZ Vintage
10:45 Reading: The Larnachs by Owen Marshall (Part 11 of 12)
The story of prominent 19th century business man and politician, William Larnach.
11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams
The latest government leak, Conservatives leader Colin Craig, and the pre-Budget announcement on student loans.
11:30 Guest chef Ruth Pretty and wine commentator John Hawkesby
Green-Lipped Mussels on half shell with Tomato Chilli Jam
Kiwifruit with Roasted Szechwan Pepper-Salt and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.
Are the days over for 5% deposits on mortgages? (18′29″)
The NZ Association of Science Educators, the Education Review Office and the Teachers Council have all raised serious concerns about the quality of science teaching in our primary schools. (23′22″)
Irris Makler discusses the Egyptian elections and Palestian hunger strikes. (8′53″)
New York-born, Auckland based contemporary composer and performer, Jonathan Besser, has led many different music ensembles and has composed for orchestra, chamber groups, theatre, dance and film. (34′04″)
Tina Shaw reviews Little Sister by Julian Novitz (4′40″)
Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams discuss the latest government leak, Conservatives leader Colin Craig, and the pre-Budget announcement on studnet loans. (19′06″)
Green-Lipped Mussels on half shell with Tomato Chilli Jam Kiwifruit with Roasted Szechwan Pepper-Salt and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. (16′32″)
Internet start-ups that could become the next Big Thing. (9′51″)
From nine to noon every weekday, Kathryn Ryan talks to the people driving the news - in New Zealand and around the world. Delve beneath the headlines to find out the real story, listen to Nine to Noon's expert commentators and reviewers and catch up with the latest lifestyle trends on this award-winning programme.
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Detective Inspector Tusha Penny is police national manager of Child Protection and Sexual Violence. She runs a dedicated facility where specialist staff focus purely on cases of child abuse and adult sexual offending around the country. It's a far cry from just seven years ago, when Tusha Penny uncovered a backlog of child abuse files in the Wairarapa - some files had been hidden in cabinets or simply "lost" in the system. That lead to an inquiry which revealed widespread issues across the country in child abuse investigations, and ultimately lead to the unit she heads today. She’ll speak to Kathryn about her work.
Princeton Unversity economist and former vice chair of the Federal Reserve Alan Blinder talks to Kathryn Ryan about his new book After the Music Stopped, about the financial crisis. Dr Blinder believes that many Americans still don't understand what went wrong and both the Bush and Obama administrations have failed to communicate clearly with the public about what happened and what the government was doing about it.
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