Nine To Noon for Friday 3 December 2010
09:05 Claims lecturers are under pressure to pass foreign students with inadequate English skills
Tom Ryan, president of the Tertiary Education Union; Dr Mike Roberts, Academic Director AIS St Helens - private education provider and ex Vice President of the Association of Private Education Providers; and Dr James Buwalda, the chair of NZ ITP - Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics which represents some of the ITPs around the country.
09:25 Russia and Qatar win rights to host next soccer World Cups
Barry Glendinning, dtar writer of "The Fiver" - the Guardian's online satirical newsletter which is required reading for all things soccer - particularly for those who enjoy a healthy dose of scepticism as well. Russia has won the right to put on the 2018 World Cup, and Qatar, which has never qualified for the World Cup finals, will stage the 2022 tournament - a first both for the Middle East and for an Arab country.
09:35 Study casts new light on nature versus nurture debate
Gordon Harold, Head of Otago University's Centre for Research on Children and Families. The research involved both genetically related and genetically unrelated children born to parents using in-vitro fertilisation. The results have called into question the idea that depression and anti-social behaviour are primarily influenced by genes passed on from parent to child.
09:45 Asia correspondent Phil O'Sullivan
10:05 Ken Follett - Welsh historical fiction writer
The best-selling author's latest book is called Fall of Giants. He wrote Pillars of the Earth, which sold 20 million copies worldwide, and in total his titles have sold 130 million worldwide.
10:30 Book Review with Laura Krotesch
Serena by Ron Rash
Published by Text Publishing
10:45 Reading: The Conquest of Mount Cook by Freda du Faur
An account of Freda Du Faur's conquest to climb Mount Cook in 1910. (Part 5 of 5)
11:05 New Music with Sean McKenna
Artist: Cee Lo Green
Album: The Lady Killer
Song: Bright Lights Bigger City
Video: F*** You (Warning: contains offensive language)
Free download of Cee Lo Green mixtape 'Stray Bullets'
11:30 Sports commentator Richard Boock
11:45 Week That Was with Radar and Pinky Agnew