Nine To Noon for Thursday 17 November 2016
09:05 Is a star rating system for buildings the way forward?
Kathryn Ryan talks with prominent earthquake engineer, Dr David Hopkins, who says it's time for a change in the way we rate buildings, following this week's 7.8 magnitude earthquake. She also talks with the President of the Society of Earthquake Engineers, Paul Campbell.
09:20 Gene editing, implications for NZ
Gene editing has the potential to bring huge benefits to New Zealand, including in healthcare, agriculture and conservation. What are the social, ethical & legal issues, especially when it comes to the biggest and most controversial aspect - editing human genes. Kathryn Ryan talks to Barry Scott, Professor of Genetics at Massey University, who is heading up a new panel convened by the Royal Society of New Zealand.
What is Gene Editing ?
09:45 UK correspondent Dame Ann Leslie
Dame Ann Leslie on the Oxford Dictionary's International Word of the Year -"Post-Truth": when a person's views and decisions are based solely on emotion, fake news stories and cyber security in the NHS.
10:05 Royal Society Fellow Hinke Osinga on maths and crochet
Kathryn Ryan speaks to the Royal Society's first female mathematician to be made a fellow, Professor Hinke Osinga. Now at the University of Auckland, Hinke Osinga specialises in dynamical systems theory, and the prediction of behaviour that changes with time. In 2004 she created a crocheted representation of a mathematical equation - the Lorenz Manifold.
10:35 Book review - "The Dark Flood Rises" by Margaret Drabble
Reviewed by Catriona Fergusson, published by Text Publishing.
10:45 The Reading
The Path to Nowhere a short story by Liz Breslin read by Loren Taylor.
11:05 New technology with Robbie Allan
Robbie Allan on the influence of Facebook and fake news on the US election.
Links: Post-truth is word of the year in Oxford Dictionary http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37995600
• Back-story on FB's impact on news: http://www.vox.com/2014/5/22/5742148/facebook-product-director-furious-at-facebook-s-effect-on-news
• Overview of the issue: http://www.vox.com/new-money/2016/11/16/13637310/facebook-fake-news-explained
• Technical: https://stratechery.com/
11:25 Parenting through earthquakes & tsunami warnings
Massey University Associate Professor in Disaster Mental Health, Psychologist Sarb Johal talks to Kathryn Ryan about parenting through earthquakes and tsunami warnings.
11:45 Viewing with Tamar Munch
Tamar Munch looks at the finalists in the second NZ Webfest competition including K' Rd stories - a series of 10 short stories set on Auckland's most notorious street and Lovely Little Losers - A literary-inspired webseries of William Shakespeare's 'Love's Labour's Lost'.