Nine To Noon for Thursday 7 May 2009
09:05 Wanganui gang patch law
Rob Vinsen, Wanganui City Councillor and local retailer for the past 37 years; and Cam Stokes, former gang Detective Sergeant with Auckland police.
09:20 Critical head injuries in schoolboy rugby
Mike Sabin is a father who was so scared his son would get critically injured playing rugby, he wanted the courts to legally stop him.
But while he was waiting for legal advice, his worst nightmare came tragically true. His son Darryl was injured last month in a rugby injury and remains in a coma in Auckland Hospital.
Mike is a former police detective who's now an anti-drug campaigner with MethCon. He has set up a website for messages of support for his son: www.getwelldarryl.com
09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie
10:05 Tom Waits - his life and times
Barney Hoskyns is a music journalist who has written a biography of Tom Waits. Barney is also the founder of www.rocksbackpages.com, which describes itself as the ultimate library of rock music writing and journalism.
10:30 Book Review with Ralph McAllister
Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro
Published by Faber & Faber
ISBN 978 057 1244 997
10:45 Reading: Llamas & Empanadas by Eleanor Meecham
Episode 4 of 10
Recounting her 5000 kilometre bicycle journey in the wilds of Argentina, Chile and Bolivia.
11:05 New Technology with Nat Torkington
Nat will talk about new ways of getting the news, and a game that makes housework fun.
The game that makes housework fun is Chore Wars:
11:30 Parenting with Nigel Latta
Today parenting guru and psychologist Nigel Latta looks at angry children - is anger normal? How much is too much? What should parents do about it?
11:45 Television Review with Simon Wilson