Nine To Noon for Wednesday 8 November 2017
09:05 Calls for investigation into health watchdog
Robert Love says the case that he brought against the healthcare provider, Bupa, on behalf of his late mother, highlights the bigger issue of watchdogs like the Health and Disability Commission not being effective. The multi-national has been found in breach of contract in its care for one of its elderly clients, and ordered to pay $10,000 in compensation, in a case thought to be the first example of an elderly care provider being held accountable by using consumer law. Kathryn Ryan talks to Robert Love and Jessica Wilson who is Head of Research at Consumer NZ which has been calling for an investigation into the way aged care is overseen and funded.
09:20 Could the Mueller probe close in on Trump's inner circle?
After charges against two of US President Donald Trump's campaign members, and a guilty plea from a third, where might Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia collusion investigation be heading next? Kathryn Ryan talks to the New York Times' Chief White House Correspondent, Peter Baker.
09:30 Helping troubled young children in real time
Dr Cheryl McNeil talks to Kathryn Ryan about PCIT, the psychological intervention for young children between the ages of 2-7 years old with challenging behaviours. Sometimes known as 'The Toddler Whisperer' she is a Professor of Psychology at West Virginia University & a master trainer for PCIT International.
09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull continues to say ‘thanks but no thanks’ to Jacinda Ardern’s renewed offer to take 150 refugees from the Manus Island detention centre; the government announces a new compulsory citizenship check for all MPs to be implemented when Parliament resumes; the two-month voluntary postal survey on same-sex marriage has closed and the results will be revealed next week; and a new sexual health report from the University of New South Wales has revealed that the level of gonorrhoea among Australians has increased 63 per cent in the past five years.
10:05 The underground revolution in video gaming
One group of developers in the US has finished a decade-long project to turn Henry David Thoreau's Walden into a video game, but can it penetrate the competitive market of fast-paced games? And how is the independent industry challenging the major players? Kathryn Ryan speaks with the renowned American game designer, educator and writer, Tracy Fullerton.
10:35 NZ Books review
Louise O'Brien reviews Beneath Pale Water by Thalia Henry, published by Cloud Ink Press.
10:45 The Reading
11:05 Music with Kirsten Johnstone
The Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards take place next Thursday. Music 101's Kirsten Johnstone takes a look at some of the front runners.
11:20 Growing more than Grass
Kathryn speaks to two inspirational women making their living off the land, and the writer who has captured their stories in a new book. Sarah Higgins runs her own shearing company while Sam Laugesen grows lavender and writes children's books. They told their stories, along with 18 other women, to writer Heather Kidd for her book called Growing more than Grass.
11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston
Reflecting on the influence of art historian Linda Nochlin, who died in October.
Music played in this show
Artist: Salmonella Dub
Song: Love Your Ways
Composer: Salmonella Dub
Album: Love Your Ways
Label: NZ on Air
Artist: Bic Runga
Album: Close Your Eyes
Kirsten Johnstone played:
SWIDT - Alfred and Church
Lorde - Sober
Aldous Harding - Imagining My Man