Nine To Noon for Tuesday 20 October 2009
09:05 ACC privatisation
Roger Bell, Chief Executive of Vero, which was the biggest workplace insurer when the system was opened to competition in 1999; Richard Wagstaff, National Secretary of the Public Service Association; Michael Barnett, Chair of Auckland Chamber of Commerce
09:20 Earthquakes link to climate change
Bill McGuire, Director of the Benfield University College London Hazard Research Centre.
09:30 Bed sharing can be bad for your health and relationship
Dr Neil Stanley, Independent UK sleep consultant who says research shows that 50 percent of sleep disturbances can be attributed to sharing a bed.
09:45 US correspondent Luiza Savage
10:05 Why it takes a village to raise a child
Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, anthropologist and primatologist, author of Mothers and Others says humans have evolved to be cooperative breeders, and this has informed the way human personality traits have evolved.
Mothers and Others by Sarah Blaffer Hrdy
Published by Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
10:30 Book Review with John King
Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon
Published by Jonathan Cape
10:45 Reading: The Dream Life of Elephants by Vaughan Slinn, Sara Allen and Leo Gene Peters
(Part 2 of 4)
A mysterious and quirky look at the routine of urban loneliness through the eyes of Julian and Yvonne, two strangers who nearly meet.
11:05 Business and economic commentator Rod Oram
Recent developments with rural services company PGG Wrightson.
11:30 Allergy epidemic
Dr Vincent St Aubyn Crump, one of New Zealand's only specialist allergy physicians attempts to provide answers in a new book: Allergies: New Zealand's Growing Epidemic
11:45 Commentator Denis Welch discusses the latest media issues