Nine To Noon for Friday 30 January 2015
09:05 NZQA and teachers address surprise drop in University Entrance
Richard Thornton, Deputy Chief Executive of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, and Angela Roberts from the teachers' union, talk about why so many students have failed to get UE this year, whether it means the system has failed, and what a review of it will entail. This follows a change in the criteria for University Entrance.
09:30 Completion of 10 year project to conserve historic Antarctic Huts
It's been described as the world's most extreme conservation project. A team of Conservators from the Antarctic Heritage Trust have completed work on three huts and thousands of artefacts used by antarctic explorers Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton.
Programme Manager, Lizzie Meek and Nigel Watson, the Antarctic Heritage Trust's Executive Director talk to kathryn Ryan about the project.
Gallery: Conserving historic Antarctic huts
The interior Shackleton's hut, Cape Royds. Photo: NZAHT
09:45 Asia correspondent Jamil Anderlini
News from the Asian region with our correspondent Financial Times Beijing Bureau chief, Jamil Anderlini.
10:05 Crime biographer Jeff Guinn on Charles Manson
Jeff Guinn is a former award-winning investigative journalist and the bestselling author of numerous books of fiction and nonfiction, including a biography of Bonnie and Clyde. His latest book is a new account of the life and times of Charles Manson. Going back to Manson's childhood, Mr Guinn interviewed Manson's sister and cousin, neither of whom had ever previously cooperated with an author. Childhood friends, cellmates, and even some members of the Manson family have provided new information about Manson's life. Jeff Guinn has made discoveries about the night of the Tate murders, and places Manson in the context of the turbulent late sixties. His book, Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson, is published by Simon and Schuster.
Gallery: The Life and Times of Charles Manson
"Charles Manson meets with the press during a break in the trial." Credit: Courtesy of the Photo Collection at the Los Angeles Public Library.
10:30 Book Review: Best Children's Books of 2014
As recommended by John McIntyre
Mix It Up by Herve Tullet
Published by Allen and Unwin
The Book With No Pictures by BJ Novak
Published by Puffin
The Day the Crayon's Quit by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
Published by Harpercollins
10:45 The Reading: 'This Way of Life', by Sumner Burstyn
In an isolated and rural New Zealand, Peter and Colleen raise their kids on the thin edge between freedom and disaster (5 of 7, RNZ)
11:05 Music with Grant Smithies
Grant Smithies discusses a compilation of 1950s and 60s Caribbean music.
11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer
11:45 Comedians Te Radar and Michele A'Court with The Week That Was
Music played in this show
Artist: Pinetop Seven
Song: High on a Summer’s Tree
Album: Beneath Confederate Lake
Artist: The Beatles
Song: Helter Skelter
Composer: Lennon, McCartney
Album: The White Album
Artist: The Beach Boys
Song: Never Learn Not To Love
Album: The Beach Boys: The Capitol Years