Nine To Noon for Monday 23 January 2017
09:05 Are struggling families on govt's 2017 to-do list ?
Will investing in families, especially the least advantaged, be a priority under an English-led government this election year? Kathryn Ryan talks to Jonathan Boston, a Professor of Public Policy at Wellington's Victoria University, about what the policy could look like.
09:30 Trump in the Big League, will it be ok ?
William Danvers is a Senior National Security Fellow at the Centre for American Progress. He formerly served under Leon Panetta at the CIA and John Kerry at the State Department.
09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney
Amid protests, Europe takes deep breath as it prepares for difficult dealings with President Trump and tragedy hits twice in Italy.
10:05 'War Boy' has high hopes for 2017
Former Sudanese child soldier, Deng Adut, talks to Kathryn Ryan about his homeland, and being forced to fight in a war he eventually escaped. He is now a refugee advocate & lawyer in Sydney - and is in the running for Australian of the Year.
10:35 Book review - Best of Summer Family Reading
Stella Chrysostomou from Volume bookstore reviews the Iremonger series by Edward Carey
and Jonathan Stroud's Lockwood & Co books.
10:45 The Reading
Blessed Are by Sara-Kate Lynch, read by Ginette McDonald (Part 1 of 10)
11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Stephen Mills
Matthew and Stephen set the scene for politics in 2017.
11:30 Home cooked Chinese New Year
Carolyn King talks to Kathryn Ryan about her love of Chinese home cooking and recreating the dishes that her grand-parents would have cooked before coming to New Zealand. She is the author of Por Por's Cookbook. She has recipes for steamed whole fish and Vegetarian Jai.
11:45 The state of housing & what to look out for in 2017
Bill McKay is Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.