Nine To Noon for Friday 2 July 2010
09:05 National Standards - how many schools are refusing to implement them?
Anne Tolley, Minister of Education; and Frances Nelson, President of the NZEI (primary teachers union).
09:20 Vampires - why are we fascinated with them, and how has the representaion of vampires in popular culture changed over the years?
Dr Andrew Cardow, Management studies lecturer at Massey University's College of Buisness whose sideline interest area is vampires.
09:30 How dogs have become so reliant on humans they fail intelligence tests their wild counterparts can pass easily
Bradley Smith, psychologist based at the University of South Australia
09:45 Pacific correspondent Mike Field discusses implementation of the the Media Decree iin Fiji and parole for a Samoan cabinet minister
10:05 Jim Richardson - The future of photo journalism - is it becoming a dying art?
Respected documentary photographer Jim Richardson, who has photographed more than 25 stories for National Geographic.
His assignments have taken him from the tops of volcanoes to the depths of swamps and wetlands - with much of his work focussing on the environmental issues that don't usually hit the headlines.
His series on light pollution has won him much acclaim - with a series of photographs for National Geographic showing how 80 percent of the world's population never get to see the night sky in all its splendour.
Another cover story series on the perhaps unlikely subject of soil, is series of powerful yet beautiful images which highlight the importance of good soil for the world.
10:30 Children's Book Review with John McIntyre
Grill Pan Eddy by Jeanne Willis
Illustrated by Tony Ross
Published by Andersen Press
Anton Can Do Magic by Ole Konnecke
Published by Gecko Press
999 Tadpoles Find A New Home by Ken Kimura
Illustrated by Yasunari Murkami
Published by Gecko Press
10:45 Reading: Sensible Sinning by Bernard Brown
Incidents and personalities from Bernard Brown's long career in law. (Part 2 of 11)
11:05 New Music with Sean McKenna
Artist: Tono and the Finance Company (www.myspace.com/tononz)
Album: Fragile Thing EP
Song: Tuesday Evening
Video: 'Love and Economics' from their 2008 EP of the same name
11:30 Sports commentator Joseph Romanos
The football World Cup and how the defeats of tennis champions, Roger Federer and Venus Williams at Wimbledon mark the end of an era.
11:45 Week That Was with Radar and Pinky Agnew