Nine To Noon for Tuesday 14 July 2009
09:05 Virtual worlds for children and advertising
Dr Michael Rich, director of the Center on Media and Child Health at Harvard Medical School; Liz Butterfield, managing director, Hector's World.
Hector's World is a NZ charitable organisation dedicated to keeping young children safe online. HWL is subsidiary of NetSafe, which is also a NZ charity.
Website: Ask the Mediatrican
09:30 Radio carbon dating - Aussie skull
Dr Fiona Petchey, radio carbon dating anthropologist.
The discovery of a skull on one of Sydney's northern beaches posed a real mystery for Australian detectives, prompting them to seek help from anthropologists at Waikato University. The university's radio carbon dating unit dated the skull at about 700 years old. Police have now concluded that they are not dealing with a crime and that the skull probably belongs to a museum, a private collector or a research facility - although no one has claimed it.
09:45 US correspondent Richard Adams
10:05 The changing personality of God over the centuries
Robert Wright, essayist and author of several books including his most recent, The Evolution of God. He is the Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation.
10:30 Book Review with Don Rood
Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant
Published by Virago
10:45 Reading: The 10PM Question by Kate De Goldi
(Part 7 of 10)
Only his Ma takes 12-year-old Frankie Parsons's worrying questions seriously. But she is the cause of the most worrying question of all - the one Frankie can't ask.
11:05 Business with Rod Oram, business and economics commentator
11:20 Mad pride, Icarus project
Will Hall, activist in the mad pride movement, challenging perceptions about mental illness; and Mary O'Hagan, a leading international expert in the field of mental health recovery-based services in New Zealand.
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch looks at the latest media issues
This week Denis looks chequebook journalism in the light of New Idea magazine's exclusive with David Bain.