Nine To Noon for Thursday 16 July 2009
09:05 Deaths in the Tararuas
Rod Feasey, Levin Land Search and Rescue search co-ordinator.
09:20 Venture Capital and its development in New Zealand
Josh Lerner, Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School.
09:30 World wide slogan contest for New Hampshire town seeking identity
Paul Brown, local real estate appraiser.
The town of Raymond, N.H. USA, is looking for an identity, and the winner of a contest to come up with a new slogan for the town will appear on Oprah - except she doesn't know it.
To lodge your entry - visit www.raymond-nh.com.
Contest closes Halloween, 31 October 2009.
09:45 UK correspondent Matthew Parris
10:05 Kiran Bedi
Indian social activist who became the first woman thy join the Indian Police Service. Also the subject of award winning documentary Yes Madam, Sir screening at the NZ Film Festival, (narrated by Helen Mirren).
10:30 Book Review with Mary McCallum
Mirabile Dictu by Michele Leggott
Published by Auckland University Press/Macmillan
10:45 Reading. The 10PM Question by Kate De Goldi
(Part 9 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 Technology with Nat Torkington
Nat Torkington discusses Science Foo Camp which was at the Google campus last weekend: discovering new science from huge amounts of data, hormonal traders, personal genomics; and open publishing.
11:30 Parenting expert Nigel Latta talks about what to do when your teens go off the rails'
Copies of Bewildered are also available from the National Alcohol Drug Helpline - any issues or queries freecall 0800 787 797.
11:45 Television review with Simon Wilson
Simon discusses Nigel Latta's new parenting show, plus Skins on C4.