Nine To Noon for Monday 24 November 2008
09:05 Solo Mothers returning to work
The new Social Development Minister is calling for a debate on solo mothers feeling pressured to return to work too early.
Paula Bennett, Social Development Minister. She is also a solo mother and former beneficiary; Sarah Farquhar, CEO of the Early Childhood Council and early childhood researcher; and Kay Brereton, Director of the Wellington People's Centre.
09:20 Rugby League 2008 World Cup victory
Richard Becht, RNZ Sports commentator.
09:30 New CEO of Wanganui Hospital
Julie Patterson, former nurse, now new chief executive of Whanganui DHB, replacing Memo Musa who left in March following a series of medical errors and system failures.
These include the hiring of Czech born gynaecologist Roman Hasil who botched 8 sterilisations, leading to six women becoming pregnant.
It was later found that the DHB had breached the Health and Disability Code by not properly checking Mr Hasil's background, failing to monitor him or respond to complaints quickly enough.
She discusses her plans on how to get the hospital back on its feet, and restore the faith of the community that it serves.
09:50 Middle East Correspondent Irris Makler
10:05 Jorge Sandoval
After being imprisoned and tortured in Chile under Pinochet, Jorge Sandoval escaped to New Zealand and made a new life. He has gone on to be a leading cycling and sports promotor.
He has told his story in his book Jorge Sandoval: Surviving Pinochetwritten by Peter Bidwell.
10:30 Book Review with Paul Diamond
The Jack Irish Double by Peter Temple
Published by Text Publishing
ISBN 978 1 921351 88 4
10:45 Book Reading: The Blue by Mary McCallum
Episode 6 of 15
11:05 Political Commentators Matthew Hooton and Laila Harre
11:30 Guest Chef Catherine Bell, Editoral Director of Dish Magazine, and wine with John Hawkesby
11:45 Sophist and provocateur Tommy Honey