Nine To Noon for Thursday 6 May 2010
09:05 A new plan that aims to address the long running shortage of GPs in this country has just been signed off. What are its chances of success?
Professor Des Gorman, chair of Health Workforce NZ; and Harry Peart, president of the Royal NZ College of GPs.
09:20 Baroness Hale of Richmond - Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Lady Brenda Hale is the most senior female judge in the history of the UK and one of the country's 12 top judges. The Supreme Court, the highest court in the land, was created last year in a bid to erase an overlap between the judiciary and legislature.
09:45 UK correspondent Matthew Parris discusses the eve of the British election
10:05 Professor Barbara Einhorn
Professor Barbara Einhorn, Emeritus Professor of Gender Studies at the University of Sussex, UK talks about her family's story of fleeing to New Zealand as Jewish refugees, her arrest and incarceration in Stasi prison, meeting her interrogator a decade later and her research on gender, veiling women and identity.
10:30 Book Review with Harry Broad
Desert by J M G Le Clezio
Published by Atlantic
10:45 Reading: Lucky Bastard by Peter Wells
Did Eric Keelings actions constitute a further war crime? His two children are confronted with an ugly possibility. (Part 4 of 15)
11:05 Technology with Nat Torkington
Nat discusses emerging technologies including humanity's digital output, the surprising value of that Facebook farming game, and Google's forthcoming book store.
Humanity's Digital Output, Farmville maker Zynga valued at $4 Billion, Google Editions Brings Open Ecosystem to E-Book market and Google enters digital books war with launch of Editions. Bonus: Colours in Cultures.
11:20 Psychologist and parenting expert Nigel Latta
Tips on how to keep kids safe on the internet.
11:45 TV reviewer Simon Wilson
The new series of Underbelly, set in Sydney's Kings Cross.