Nine To Noon for Wednesday 9 February 2011
09:05 Is CYF responding adequately to teachers' reports of suspected child abuse?
Patrick Walsh, president of the Secondary School Principals Association; Colleen Brown, Manurewa local board member, who is also on the district health board. She became involved in a case where social workers took four months to remove a wheelchair-bound boy from his home following allegations he was being beaten, burned with cigarettes and starved; David Langford, principal of Awapuni School in Gisborne; and Bernadine Mckenzie, head of Child Youth and Family.
09:30 How do you protect yourself from scammers - some of whom use intimidating methods to get you to hand over your money
Keith Farrel, brother of elderly woman who became very distressed after being continually approached by tree trimmers demanding a large amount of money to cut her trees; and Senior Constable Dave Ross, Karori community constable.
09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton, chief political correspondent for SBS Television
10:05 Dan Steele, eco farmer, environmentalist and tourism operator
Dan Steele farms over 5,000 acres in a remote area of the Ruapehu District.
10:30 Book Review wit Gail Pittaway
Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny
Published by Sphere
10:45Reading: Res Publica by Zireaux(Part 1 of 11)
Read by Stuart Devenie
A reading of the epic novel in verse by the poet Zireaux where Archady, a disenfranchised and disenchanted artist and husband, lays claim to a tiny island off the coast of New Zealand.
11:05 Music review Marty Duda
Artist of the Week: The Decembrists
1. July, July! (2:53) - The Decemberists taken from 2002 album "Castaways And Cutouts" (Kill Rock Stars)
2. Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then) (4:18) - The Decemberists taken from 2006 album "The Crane Wife" (Capitol)
3. The Rake's Song (3:15) - The Decemberists taken from 2009 album "The Hazards Of Love" (Capitol)
4. Down By the Water (3:41) - The Decemberists taken from 2011 album "The King Is Dead" (Capitol)
11:30 Public law commentator Mai Chen
The impact of election year on business and citizens in public law terms.
11:45 Science commentator Simon Pollard: Bugs in Jugs
Pitcher plants with Dr Simon Pollard, Adjunct Professor in Science Communication College of Science University of Canterbury and
Curator of Invertebrate Zoology at Canterbury Museum.
The air bubble the pitcher plan crab spider carries on its ventral abdomen, where it has its respiratory organs, so it can breathe underwater when it submerges in the pitcher plant fluid.