Nine To Noon for Tuesday 7 April 2009
09:05 National education standards
Anne Tolley, Education Minister; and Frances Nelson, President of the Primary Teachers Union, the NZEI.
09:30 Social innovation
Geoff Mulgan is the director of the UK based thinktank, The Young Foundation which lobbies for innovations with a social purpose that will benefit society. He was Director of Policy at 10 Downing Street for Tony Blair. He's also one of Gordon Brown's former advisors.
Mr Mulgan has advised President Obama on the setting up of an office for social innovation at the White House, and has also worked with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
He is currently visiting New Zealand where he will be meeting with public sector chief executives and briefing the finance Minister Bill English.
09:45 US correspondent Richard Adams, Washington editor of The Guardian
10:05 Stephen Jennings - Kiwi-Russian billionaire
Stephen Jennings, chief executive of Renaissance Group, a finance company he co-founded in Russia in 1995 as communism gave way to capitalism. In NZ to deliver the Sir Ronald Trotter lecture at Te Papa.
10:30 Book Review with Crystal Beavis
Women's Murder Club: 8th Confession by James Patterson
Published by Century
10:45 Book Reading: Parallel Universe by Charlotte Grimshaw read by Michael Hurst
(Part 2 of 2)
Life was a series of changes and it was up to Terry Carstone to grab them when they came along.
11:05 Business with Rod Oram, business and economic commentator
11:30 Biology of the human animal bond
Meg Daley Olmert, author of Made For Each Other - the Biology of the Human Animal Bond.
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch
Denis looks at TVNZ's purchase of the rights to TiVo.