Nine To Noon for Thursday 21 May 2009
09:05 Child support payments
Rachel Booth's family is struggling because of high child support payments to her husband's daughter from a previous relationship; Jim Bagnall, spokesperson for the Coalition of Fathers; and Peter Dunne, Revenue Minister.
09:20 Sri Lanka
Peter Cozens, director of Victoria University's Centre for Strategic Studies, who's covered the history and politics of Sri Lanka for decades.
09:30 Marine treasure hunt
Marine entrepreneur, whose achievements have just been recognised by his old university, on what is happening with his energy projects, and his continuing treasure hunt for the General Grant.
09:45 UK Correspondent Jon Dennis
10:05 Conflicts surrounding water
Billions of people don't have a safe, affordable or reliable source of water - environmentalist Dr Peter Gleick discusses the conflicts around access to water, and the impact of climate change.
10:30 Book Review with Mary McCallum
Singularity by Charlotte Grimshaw
Published by Vintage
ISBN 978 186 979 1384
10:45 Reading: On An Island With Consequences Dire by Kelly-Ana Morey
Episode 4 of 10
On a summer island, one bloody fit of jealousy and rage changes the lives of three teenage schoolgirl friends forever.
11:15 New Technology with Nat Torkington
Nat Torkington tells us about the next step in artificial intelligence and some character flaws that technology has revealed.
11:30 Parenting with Nigel Latta, Parenting guru and psychologist
How to develop a good working relationship with your child's school or kindy.
11:45 Television review with Simon Wilson