Nine To Noon for Thursday 11 August 2016
09:05 Interest rates hit record low
Kathryn Ryan talks to RNZ's Business Editor, Gyles Beckford, as the Reserve Bank cuts interest rates to a record low of two per cent.
09:20 Waste Crime
Waste crime in the European Union is big business, illegal dumping is estimated to be worth at least 900 million dollars a year. Kathryn Ryan speaks to Jim Baird, a professor of waste and resource management at Glasgow Caledonian University.
09:30 Moves to adopt more Open Source Software
More software that's free to use and repurpose should be being produced by government agencies in future thanks to a new document which outlines how agencies can use and license Open Source Software. Nine to Noon speaks to Paul Stone who's a member of the Open Government Information and Data Programme and Cam Findlay, a technical advisor in open source software development. Cam Findlay is speaking at the Open Source Open Society conference on August 22 and 23.
09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie
Kate Adie on Lowell Goddard's resignation from the UK child abuse inquiry, what impact is the new Government leadership having on UK and the Olympics.
10:05 Depression impairs thinking about the future
University of Auckland psychology professor and neuroscientist Donna Rose Addis on the study which says the ability to think about the future is significantly impaired during depression, and it is linked to changes in the brain.
- Neural changes associated with past and future events in depression - Neuropsychologia
- Do strategic processes contribute to the specificity of future simulation in depression? - NCBI
10:35 Book review -Tail of the Taniwha by Courtney Sina Meredith
Reviewed by Rachel O'Neill, published by Beatnik Publishing.
10:45 The Reading
Soon by Charlotte Grimshaw read by Michael Hurst. (Part 9 of 12)
11:05 New technology with Andy Linton
Andy Linton on how much of your private information the Government is collecting from organisations - and how little is known about how often it happens.
...And Duolingo - when might it have Maori as an option?
11:25 Parenting: Videogames
James Portnow is a video game developer and writer for the Extra Credits YouTube series about the role of games in society. Nine to Noon interveiwed him previously about the role of games in society and his own personal struggle with video game addiction and have invited him back on the show to talk about how parents should deal with computer games - especially if they aren't gamers themselves.
11:45 Viewing with Sarah McMullan
Sarah McMullan's been watching action-comedy Suicide Squad with Will Smith, Absolutely Fabulous - the movie, as well as Magic City and Guilty Pleasures.