Nine To Noon for Tuesday 16 June 2009
09:50 Smacking referendum
New research shows smacking is on the wane and most parents who do smack their children believe it is ineffective.
Anne Smith, Emeritus Professor from Otago University who conducted the family discipline research for the Families Commission; Bob McCoskrie, national director of Family First, which helped organise the petition which led to the smacking referendum; and Murray Edridge, chief executive of Barnados which wants the anti-smacking legislation left as is.
09:20 Sex education for pre-teens
Sex education is now being offered to schools for children as young as nine. The new Family Planning programme is in response to children reaching puberty at younger ages than ever before - but what questions do parents have, about what their children are being taught
Jackie Edmond, CEO of Family Planning; Dr Simon Denny, senior lecturer in youth health at Auckland University; and Carolyn, mother of two children.
09:45 US correspondent Richard Adams
Washington editor of The Guardian.
10:05 What lies in the deep blue sea
Dr David Gallo, director of special projects Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution - Massuchusetts - oceanographer.
10:25 Book Review with Rae McGregor
The White Woman on the Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey
Published by Viking TPB
10:45 Reading: Sanctuary: 2. Escaping the Taliban by Elspeth Sandys
John and Zia, now business partners in Wellington, tell their separate stories of escaping the Taliban regime in Afghanistan and making their way through Malaysia and into the hands of Indonesian people-smugglers.
11:05 Business and economic commentator Rod Oram
11:30 Award-winning writer Kate de Goldi
NZ Post book award winner and a finalist in next month's Montana book awards for her highly acclaimed new book, The 10pm Question, which some commentators say will take her career to a new level. Kathryn speaks to the popular children's book writer about where she is heading in her work.
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch puts the media on trial, over coverage of the Bain trial.