Nine To Noon for Thursday 3 September 2009
09:05 The OECD's first-ever report on child well-being in its 30 member countries paints a bleak picture of life in New Zealand for some children, with high rates of child poverty, teen pregnancy and suicide
Dominic Richardson, co-author of the OECD report and Susan St John, Auckland University economist, from the Child Poverty Action Group; Innes Asher, head of Paediatrics and the Auckland School of Medicine; and Paula Bennett, Minister of Social Development.
09:30 Warning that doctors are too often over prescribing medicines, and neglecting the health of their patients in favour of pharmaceuticals.
George Jelinek, Professor of Emergency Medicine at Perth's Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital blames pressure from the pharmaceutical industry - which he says heavily and cleverly market drugs that are often of dubious benefit.
Professor Jelinek is a guest speaker at the 25th annual scientific meeting of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine in Wellington this week.
Overcoming MS: An evidence-based guide to recovery
Professor George Jelinek
09:50 UK correspondent Matthew Parris
10:05 Justin Kerrigan
Justin Kerrigan, director of the award-winning British film Human Traffic, has now made an autobiographic film, I Know, You Know about his own childhood, growing up with a solo dad (played by Robert Carlyle) who may or may not be an undercover secret agent.
10:30 Book Review with Carole Beu
A Good Land by Nada Awar Jarrar
Published by HarperCollins $34.99
10:45 Reading: Landings by Jenny Pattrick
(Part 14 of 15)
A tale of the early 20th-century Whanganui River community.
Colin discusses Software Freedom Day and the latest in Operating Systems.
11:20 Mia Freedman
Youngest editor of Australian Cosmopolitan - and author of Mama Mia: A Memoir of Mistakes, Magazines and Motherhood
11:45 Television review with Simon Wilson