Nine To Noon for Monday 24 May 2010
09:05 Review of Teacher Training
A major review of teacher training in New Zealand is underway amid concerns about the poor numeracy, literacy and language skills of some graduates, and the quality of some training courses.
Patrick Walsh, president of the Secondary School Principals Association; and Peter Lind, director of the Teachers Council.
09:30 Honeybees in decline
Dr Jeff Pettis, head of the Bee Research Laboratory at the Agricultural Research Service - the research arm of the US Department of Agriculture.
Are we on the brink of a biological disaster? Disturbing evidence that honeybees are in terminal decline has emerged from the United States where, for the fourth year in a row, more than a third of colonies have failed to survive the winter.
09:45 Middle East correspondent Irris Makler
10:05 Mick Dodson - Australia's Stolen Generation
Mick Dodson was orphaned at the age of 10, but managed to escape what he helped term "the stolen generation" - he describes his long battle for indigenous rights in Australia.
10:30 Book Review with Jane Westaway
Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende
Published by Fourth Estate
10:45 Reading. Skin Writing: Niwa and Matt by Briar Grace-Smith
The first in a series of five stories set in the small tattoo studio called Underworld , where the lines between the past and present meet every day. (Part 1 of 5)
11:05 Politics with Andrew Campbell and Matthew Hooton
11:30 Guest Chef Catherine Bell, editorial director, Dish Magazine and wine commentator John Hawkesby
Jason Van Leuven's Grandmother's Chicken Pâté and Lemon, Almond and Ricotta Cake.
11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey discusses the NZ Architecture Awards