Nine to Noon for Thursday 21 August

09:05 Norovirus Outbreak at Dunedin and Waikari hospitals

Campbell Duignan, Food and Services Union South Island Representative; and Glenda Alexander, Nurses Organisation industrial adviser.

09:20 Domestic Help

Lisa Tortell is a New Zealand lawyer now working as a senior research fellow at the Dinamia Research centre in Portugal.
Now more and more New Zealand families are paying other people to take care of domestic chores. Lisa Tortell has studied the legal issues surrounding domestic service around the world and says NZ must meet its international obligations to ensure these workers are well treated.

09:30 Teachers with Guns

Superintendent David Thweatt, Harrold Independent School District
Harrold Independent School District was the first school district in the US to allow staff to carry concealed weapons. The policy change followed a year and a half of research by the school board, and came in the wake of the shooting at an Amish school in 2006. He is more than happy to debate the reasons for their decision.

09:45 UK Correspondent Kate Adie

10:05 Don't Get Too Comfortable

David Rakoff, cult author, columnist and humorist . Author of Fraud and has just had latest book released: Don't Get Too Comfortable.

10:30 Book Review with Louise O'Brien

Six Suspects by Vikas Swarup
Published by DoubleDay UK
ISBN 9780385608169

10:45 Reading: Wrestling with God by Lloyd Geering

Episode 2 of 12

11:05 Media Commentator Denis Welch

11:30 Civic Innovator

Dan Burden lobbies for communities and cities to be more walking-cycle conscience and design their towns accordingly. He is the founder of Walkable Communities.

11:45 New Technology with Colin Jackson

Today's topic: how we play sound and video on computers - also,
how Radio New Zealand is now offering its online audio in free formats.