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09:05 Parents of special needs students fight against proposed closures of residential special schools
Helen McDonnell, chairperson, Board of Trustees of Salisbury School; Patrick Walsh president of the Secondary Principals' Association; and Brian Coffey, Group Manager Special Education - Ministry of Education.
09:25 Likely tax changes in Bill English's "sensible" Budget today
Chair of PricewaterhouseCoopers and former member of the tax working group, John Shewan, discusses the tax changes he expects in today's Budget.
09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie
The Olympic torch relay.
10:05 Kate Swaffer - younger onset dementia sufferer and advocate
Australian nurse-turned-catering business owner Kate Swaffer was diagnosed with younger onset dementia just before she turned 50. She has now become an advocate for people with the disease, writing a blog and lobbying the Federal Government for age appropriate resources and services.
She is one of the keynote speakers at Alzheimers New Zealand's Future Faces of Dementia conference being held in Wellington from May 24-27.
10:35 Book Review with Graham Beattie
The Faceless by Vanda Symon
Published by Penguin
10:45 Reading: Playing The King by Matthew O'Sullivan (4 of 5)
Hartley Manners begins the irksome task of learning his lines and is making good progress when an unexpected obstacle emerges.
11:05 New Technology with Donald Clark
SpaceX's successful launch; acoustic cloaks; pay-by-phone
11:20 Parenting: babies aged 0-12 weeks with Dorothy Waide
Dorothy Waide is a Karitane nurse and is known as the Baby Whisperer. She's has had a long career as a nanny to babies around the world - including for the children of celebrities such as Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, and Russell Crowe.
She's discussing babies aged 0-12 weeks (the "fourth trimester"), especially sleeping and settling.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Act donor Louis Crimp and the issue of free speech.
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.
Parents of special needs students are fighting against proposed closures of residential special schools. (29′15″)
Chair of PricewaterhouseCoopers and former member of the tax working group, John Shewan, discusses the tax changes he expects in the Budget. (13′17″)
The Olympic torch relay; a row over giving the right to vote to prisoners; and relaxed slang from top politicians. (8′46″)
Australian nurse-turned-catering business owner Kate Swaffer was diagnosed with younger onset dementia just before she turned 50. She has now become an advocate for people with the disease, writing a blog and lobbying the Federal Government for age appropriate resources and services. (31′33″)
Graham Beattie reviews 'The Faceless' by Vanda Symon, published by Penguin. (4′50″)
SpaceX's successful launch; acoustic cloaks; pay-by-phone. (19′15″)
Dorothy Waide discusses babies aged 0-12 weeks (the "fourth trimester"), especially sleeping and settling. (17′16″)
Act donor Louis Crimp and the issue of free speech. (12′17″)
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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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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