Nine To Noon for Thursday 18 March 2010
09:05 Waihopai aquittals
Dr Ron Smith, The Director of Intelligence and Security studies at Waikato University.
09:20 Over-representation of Indigenous people in prison populations
Professor Chris Cunneen - Professor in Justice and Social Inclusion at James Cook University, Queensland. He is currently Chief Investigator on a large Australian Research Council project called 'Australian Prison Project'.
He is visiting NZ for a Victoria University hosted symposium on imprisonment, where he will discuss some of Australia's pressing imprisonment issues and how they relate to New Zealand, including the incarceration of indigenous peoples.
09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie
10:05 Melissa Clark-Reynolds - entrepreneur
Entrepreneur Melissa Clark-Reynolds was a teen mum, a gifted child and the youngest woman to ever attend university in NZ. She established a health and safety and ACC consultancy which became New Zealand's largest private accident compensation insurer - Fusion. She's become an environmental crusader and has set up a social networking website for kids, www.minimonos.com, launched in February this year.
10:30 Book Review with Carole Beu
Lola by Elizabeth Smither
Published by Penguin
10:45 Reading: The Windmill by Alice Miller
The challenges of musical composition chart the twists and turns of a relationship. (Winner of the 2009 BNZ Katherine Mansfield Short Story Competition) (Part 1 of 2, RNZ)
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11:30 Spring-free trampolines
Keith Alexander, the engineering professor who designed and created the spring-free trampoline, which is now sold around the world, and Doug Hill, is the company's New Zealand managing director.
11:45 TV reviewer Simon Wilson critiques Stephen Fry's Q.I.