Nine To Noon for Friday 16 April 2010
09:05 Changes to driving age
The Government has announced plans to raise the driving age from 15 to 16, and is not ruling out shifting it further to 17 in the future. It will also make the restricted licence test more difficult, and 'encourage' doubling the amount of supervised driving for a restricted licence.
Experts say none of these interventions will actually make young drivers safer, and are issuing a wake up call to parents saying they key is more supervised time behind the wheel.
Dr Robert Isler, director of the Road Safety Research Group at Waikato University's psychology department; Lachlan McKenzie, Federated Farmers spokesperson; and Mike Noon, Automobile Association's general manager of Motoring Affairs.
09:20 Surge in number of right wing Christian militia groups in the United States
Michael Barkun - Professor of political science at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, specialising in political extremism and the relationship between religion and violence.
09:45 Asia Correspondent Phil O'Sullivan
10:05 Improving health of Australia's indigenous people through improving their living conditions
Paul Pholeros, Australian architect who founded Health Habitat in Australia, an organisation that works to create better housing for Australian indigenous people in rural areas.
10:25 Book Review. with Harry Broad
No Fretful Sleeper: A Life of Bill Pearson by Paul Millar
Published by Auckland University Press
10:45 The Reading: The Oath by Fiona Stewart Sussman
The oath David took as a doctor haunts him as he tries to save a neighbour's child from drowning.
11:05 New music with Sam Wicks
A sample of the forthcoming New Zealand music month with a selection of new releases from local artists including The Phoenix Foundation.
11:30 Sports commentator Richard Boock discusses stadiums, Super 14 and Tiger Woods
11:45 The Week That Was with Radar and Michele A'Court