Nine to Noon on Tuesday 2 September 2008

9:05 Is homophobia alive and well in some of our high schools?

We speak to Serafin Dillon from Rainbow Youth and Robin Duff from the PPTA.

Information for the alternative ball this Saturday in Central Auckland can be obtained from

9:20 Clint Rickards wants to become a lawyer

Kathryn talks to the Law Society about the hurdles he may face as it takes 'reputation' into account when deciding whether to accept his application.

9:30 Self-replicating rapid prototyper

With a scattering of like-minded people around the world, Adrian Bowyer (inventor, below left) and Vik Olliver (below right) have developed a machine that will replicate itself, called a RepRap (for self-replicating rapid prototyper).


Connected to a computer, the RepRap will function like a 3D printer, producing components, initially from molten plastic, that can be assembled into anything for which it is programmed - including itself.

As the open source ethos dictates, the design of the RepRap, and software for driving it, will be freely available, making it an invaluable tool in the developing world where manufactured goods are unaffordable for many people.

9:45 Correspondent Jack Hitt in the USA

10:05 Glass Artist goes blind. .. from meningicoccal disease

Julie Coakley, Glass artist who went blind after being misdiagnosed with meningicoccal meningitis.

10:30 Book Review: Connie's Secret by Anne Lovel

Reviewed by Quentin Johnson
Published by Allen & Unwin
ISBN 9781741755381

10:45 Book Reading: Wrestling with God by Lloyd Geering

Episode 9 of 12

11:05 Business with Rod Oram

Business and Economic commentator

11:30 Streetwise Parenting

Glenn Compain, Police officer and Author of Streetwise Parenting (HarperCollins)

11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch