Nine To Noon for Friday 26 February 2010
09:05 Telecom 111 system failure
Stephen Joyce, Telecommunications Minister; Ernie Newman, Chief Executive of the Telecommunications Users' Association of NZ; and Mark Watts, External Relations Manager, Telecom.
09:30 MP Phil Heatley's resignation from Cabinet
Matthew Hooton, political commentator and former press secretary
09:40 Medicalisation of sexuality
Dr Leonore Tiefer, a critic of the medicalisation of sexuality, is visiting NZ as University of Auckland Distinguished Visitor.
09:45 Pacific correspondent Mike Field
10:05 The secret lives of nuns during the Renaissance
Sarah Dunant, British author - from broadcaster to thriller writer, now her last three novels set in the Renaissance in Italy.
Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant
Published by Virago UK
Renaissance music as it would have been heard in the 16th century Benedictine convent in Italy.
10:30 Children's Book Review with John McIntyre
Two new illustrators:
10:45 Reading: Tipface Bunyan by Suzie Pointon (Part 5 of 5, RNZ)
Gordon 'Tipface' Bunyan is a hulk of a man with an unusual empathy for chickens.
11:05 New Music with Sean McKenna
2010 Sub Pop records sampler feat. the Ruby Suns, Flight of the Conchords, Vetiver.
11:30 Sports commentator Richard Boock discusses world security and New Zealand's dilemma over the Hockey World Cup, the Commonwealth Games and cricket's IPL
11:45 Week That Was with Radar and Irene Pink