Nine To Noon for Thursday 19 March 2015
09:05 Dyslexia and youth offending
Chief Youth Court Judge Andrew Becroft discusses the link between youth offending and learning difficulties.
09:30 Solar energy predicted to be cheaper than coal and gas within 10 years
Dr Patrick Graichen, Director of the Agora Energiewende, German energy think tank charged by the European Climate Foundation with finding ways to overhaul the energy system in favour of renewables. It has released a study on the Current and Future Cost of Photovoltaics which finds they will become cheaper much more quickly than most experts have predicted and will continue to do so.
09:45 UK Correspondent Jon Dennis
Jon Dennis reports on the independent police watchdog to investigate allegations that Scotland Yard covered up child abuse from the 1970s to the 2000s.
10:05 Technology journalist, Kim Zetter, on the world's first digital weapon, which was used by the US to hack Iran's nuclear programme
In 2010 the US was waging warfare against Iran over its nuclear programme through a computer virus that affected a uranium enrichment plant. Stuxnet was the world's first digital weapon which was designed to exploit certain industrial systems. In her book Countdown to Zero Day, technology and cybercrime journalist Kim Zetter explores how the Stuxnet virus was executed and discovered - and what it means for digital warfare and the targeting of vulnerable utility systems like nuclear plants, power grids and oil pipelines.
10:35 Book review: 'Havoc' by Jane Higgins
Published by Text Publishing. Reviewed by Carole Beu.
10:45 The Reading: 'A Needle in the Heart' by Fiona Kidman
Esme has a sewing machine needle floating around her body. Over the years we trace the ups and downs of her life, a complex weave of heart ache and a lost childhood. Just as she composes herself, the needle stirs up old memories (4 of 5, RNZ)
11:05 New technology commentator Robbie Allan
Smart kitchens. Do we even want these kind of innovations?
Apple watch. What's the deal and why does it cost $10,000?
Round up from SXSW Interactive.
Meerkat – a new app that lets users broadcasting live from their mobile phone.
Tinder's new paywall – red-hot dating app tinder has introduced new features that require users to pay.
Sending handwritten cards from your email address.
Microsoft has announced plans to kill Internet Explorer.
Net neutrality decision upheld in the US – what it means.
11:25 Lisps - when should parents be concerned?
Speech and Language therapist Christian Wright discusses lisps, and when parents should be concerned.
11:45 TV Reviewer, Regan Cunliffe
Regan Cunliffe critiques SVOD (Subscription Video On Demand) services and the X Factor scandals - has it helped the ratings?