Nine To Noon for Friday 19 March 2010
09:05 Why did ASB not discover NZ's largest case of employee theft itself?
Wayne Kiely, senior investigator at Paragon and a former head of security for New Zealand Post and Kiwibank.
09:15 Government review of special education sector
Viv Maidaborn, CCS Disability Action chief executive; Barrie Wickens, principal of Kaka Street Special School, and a member on the Executive of the NZ Special Schools Association; and Heather Roy, Associate Education Minister.
09:30 CeleBRation Choir - NZ's first choir offering music therapy for people with neurological conditions
Laura Fogg, founder of the CeleBRation Choir - NZ's first choir offering music therapy for people with neurological conditions - set up by the Centre for Brain Research at Auckland University; and Iris Matheson, who has Parkinson's disease and is a member of the CeleBRation Choir.
09:45 Asia correspondent Phil O'Sullivan
10:05 Dr Thanh Nguyen - Alumni
Dr Thanh Nguyen, a former Auckland PhD student, picked himself up out of poverty in 1960s Vietnam through education, and came to NZ to study engineering. On the fall of Saigon to Communists he went with his family to the United States where he founded a successful engineering company.
Dr Nguyen was recently awarded one of Auckland University's Distinguished Alumni Awards.
10:30 Book Review with John King
Solar by Ian McEwan
Published by Jonathan Cape
10:45 Reading: The Windmill by Alice Miller
The challenges of musical composition chart the twists and turns of a relationship. (Part 2 of 2, RNZ)
11:05 New Music with Sean McKenna
Artist: The Eastern (www.myspace.com/theeasternfamily)
Video: Oh Mystery
Artist: Goldfrapp (www.myspace.com/goldfrapp)
Album: Head First
11:30 Sports commentator Joseph Romanos looks at the decision for Auckland not to bid for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, plus the cricket, and the return of Tiger Woods
11:45 Week That Was with Radar and Michele A'Court