Nine To Noon for Thursday 18 June 2009
09:05 Open access for Maori to university
Dr Elizabeth McKinley, Director of Starpath Project at Auckland University; Dr Pita Sharples, Minister of Maori Affairs.
09:20 Sex abuse education in schools
Superintendent Bill Harrison, Police National Manager Youth Services.
09:30 Solar powered cap
Simon Dyer, is the owner of 2CLight - and inventor of the solar powered cap.
09:45 UK correspondent Jon Dennis
10:05 Pet obsession
Michael Schaffer, writer who has delved into the growing pet industry to try and understand why Americans treat their pets like children.
10:30 Book Review with Crystal Beavis
Essential New Zealand Short Stories, edited by Owen Marshall
Published by Vintage
10:45 Reading. Sanctuary: 4. Escape From Iran by Elspeth Sandys
Farahmand Kamali belonged to a small religious group within Iran. With the rise of the Shi-ite muslim rule in Iran, Farahmand and his family became increasingly marginalised and began to suffer physical violence. At 21 years and with the help of some supportive members of the muslim community Farahmand began an astonishing journey out of Iran through the desert to Pakistan then India and finally to New Zealand.
11:05 Technology with Nat Torkington
Technology expert Nat Torkington discusses online dating scams as well as Twitter's role in the Iranian election protests.
11:20 Parenting guru Nigel Latta asks what's going on inside the minds of teenagers
11:45 Television review with Simon Wilson
Simon has been watching Wuthering Heights, and a new documentary about the Mark Lundy case.