Nine To Noon for Tuesday 15 February 2011
09:05 Teacher incompetence
Patrick Walsh, president of the Secondary School Principals Association; and Peter Lind, director of the NZ Teachers Council.
09:25 The science of meditation
A new study involving a NZ doctor Jim Carmody from the Centre for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts Medical School, has documented for the first time changes in gray matter over time through meditation.
09:45 US correspondent Luiza Savage
10:05 Bruce Parry - adventurer and TV presenter
Bruce Parry, the former Royal Marine officer has breakfasted with cannibals, ridden reindeer and dined on rat's innards in some of the world's most remote corners. His award-winning series Tribe saw him live with isolated ethnic groups from Borneo to Ethiopia. He went on to travel the length of the Amazon in an epic nine-month journey and his latest BBC series Arctic looks at how the people of the region are discovering first-hand that climate change is a real issue.
10:30 Book Review with Anne Buchanan
We Had It So Good by Linda Grant
Published by Virago
10:45Reading: Res Publica by Zireaux(Part 5 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 Business and Economic commentator Rod Oram
Trans-Tasman relations, Mainfreight's results and the 90-day trial period for jobs.
11:30 Chris Orr - Community Education Adviser with the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind
Chris Orr works with councils and transport providers to make the city more accessible not only for blind people but for everyone.
Blind Foundation 0800 24 33 33
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch
The latest magazine and newspaper circulation figures.