Nine To Noon for Thursday 13 August 2009
09:05 Uptake of subsidised youth jobs scheme
Paula Bennett, Minister of Social Development; Bernadette Perana, owner of Bernie's Restaurant in Te Kuiti who is hiring two young people on the scheme; Alasdair Thompson, chief executive of Employers and Manufacturers Association (Northern).
09:30 Young NZ designer to show at New York Fashion Week
Alexandra Owen, is a young up and coming NZ designer who's been shoulder-tapped by the organisers of New York Fashion Week to take part in the event.
See images in the Nine to Noon gallery.
09:45 UK correspondent Jon Dennis
10:05 Bra Boys
Sunny Abberton and Koby, the infamous Bra Boys talk about Maroubra Sydney surf beach culture, surf tribalism, and family as four Abberton brothers born to a heroin addict mother - featured in the book My Brothers Keeper - the official bra boys story, written by Sean Doherty and published by Harper Collins.
10:25 Book Review with Quentin Johnson
Target by Simon Kernick
Published by Bantam Press
10:45 Reading: Three Strand Cord - a short story by Marian Stuart
In helping her Grandson, Sylvia, helps herself deal with her grief.
11:05 Technology with Nat Torkington
Recent American software company acquisitions and what it tells us about the economy and the future direction of cloud computing. Then, how to teach your kids to program.
Catch what Nat was going to discuss before his interview was curtailed by a bad phone line at his blog.
Poison for Venture Capital (NY Times)
Psychologist and parenting expert Nigel Latta discusses how to help your kids overcome shyness.
11:45 Television review with Simon Wilson
Simon discusses Telethon, and the 60 Minutes interview with John Key.