Nine To Noon for Thursday 14 October 2010
09:05 Wellington's first Green mayor
Celia Wade-Brown, mayor-elect of Wellington edged out incumbent Kerry Prendergast after a tight race that came down to special votes. Ms Wade-Brown has campaigned for better public transport.
09:20 How does STV really work?
Dr Andy Asquith, a senior lecturer in management at Massey University, Albany.
09:30 Adolescent sexuality
Dr Douglas Kirby, sexuality education expert. Dr Kirby has researched school and community programmes to reduce adolescent sexual risk-taking behaviours and is one of the keynote speakers at the Family Planning Conference, which starts on 15 October.
09:45 UK correspondent Matthew Parris
10:05 Randall Lane - journalist and magazine entrepreneur
Randall Lane, the former Forbes writer co-founded a magazine company Doubledown Media which launched magazines aimed at traders and the Wall Street elite and gave him a box seat of the goings-on of the rich and powerful. In his book The Zeroes: My Misadventures in the decade Wall Street Went Insane, he describes how his magazines all fed off - and encouraged - the Wall Street greed-fest before the company went belly-up in the financial crisis. Mr Lane is currently the editor-at-large of the The Daily Beast website.
The Zeroes: My Misadventures in the decade Wall Street Went Insane by Randall Lane
Published by Scribe.
10:30 Book Review with Sonja de Freiz
The Brave by Nicholas Evans
Published by Little, Brown
Slide Show, written by Carl Nixon and read by Simon O'Connor
A five part story about two boys and the uneasy relationship that develops between them and Mister McClean who lives next door. (Part 4 of 5)
Nigel looks at Google's testing of cars that drive themselves, a US professor's controversial way to deal to his personal library and the growth of local community websites.
Speech-language therapist Christian Wright, discusses children's language development.
11:45 TV Reviewer Simon Wilson
TV3's volcano drama Eruption, and new series The Big C.