Nine To Noon for Friday 23 January 2015
09:05 Auckland Transport investigates light rail for central Auckland
The Auckland transport agency has just released its three year plan in which it says it is looking into light rail for the central city and suburbs. It says it will have a decision by the end of March on whether it can work. George Wood is the former North Shore Mayor, and now Auckland Councillor, representing North Shore.
09:15 Growing need for headlice treatment in low decile schools
Julie Chapman is the chief executive of KidsCan, which runs a Nitbusters service in addition to its provision of food and raincoats in schools. Chris Meyell is the principal at Marewa School in Napier, one of the schools that's involved with the headlice treatment programme.
09:30 Kiwi recipient of one of the world's top academic fellowships
26 year old New Zealander Max Harris has been elected as an Examination Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. The seven-year fellowship is one of the world's most competitive and prestigious academic awards. Max will have his board and meals looked after at the college, while he spends seven years studying anything he likes, with no particular publication or teaching requirements. The exams to attain one of the fellowships are renowned as some of the most difficult around, and Max sat them while awaiting surgery for a serious health problem he'd just found out he had. Max is a former Auckland University law student, a recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship for his two Masters degrees (in law and public policy), a former law clerk to New Zealand's Chief Justice, and intern with the UNDP in New York.
09:45 US correspondent Susan Baldacci
10:05 Author Lee Kofman on love and sexual freedom
Lee Kofman is a Melbourne-based award-winning author, whose works of fiction and non-fiction have been published in both English and Hebrew. She has previously written for Writers Bloc, in the Someone Who Knows series, sharing her knowledge about mentoring. Kofman is the current blogger-in-residence for Writers Victoria, and more information about her work, including her latest novel, The Dangerous Bride, can be found on Lee's website.
10:35 Book review: Tell You What: Great NZ Nonfiction 2014 essays edited by Susannah Andrew and Jolisa Gracewood
Reviewed by Tilly Lloyd. Published by Auckland University Press RRP$30.
Braunias in Griffith Review #43 Pacific Highways edited by Lloyd Jones and Julianne Schultz
Braunias' Madmen Inside the Weirdest Election Campaign Ever Self-published by Luncheon Sausage Books
10:45 The Reading: 'The Last to Know' by John Ewen
A poem half heard on the radio leads a mother to search it out which leads to a sort of enlightenment. (1 of 1, RNZ)
11:05 New music with Jeremy Taylor
Jeremy reviews the feature acts playing on Monday, 26 January, at St Jerome’s Laneway Festival in Auckland.
11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer discusses Cricket and sledging
11:45 The week that was with comedians Radar and Elisabeth Easther