Nine To Noon for Thursday 17 March 2011
09:05 New Zealander who has chosen to remain in Sendai
Ngaroma Riley is about 100 kilometres from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant. She works for the Board of Education and is staying in Sendai to assist the 70 English language teachers she is responsible for.
09:15 Radiation risk in Japan
Clifford Chao, chairman of radiology at New York Presbyterian hospital at Colombia. He's also held a surgical fellowship in the Cancer Research Institute in Tokyo.
09:30 Should you be able to take out funds from your Kiwisaver account if you are in financial difficulty?
Warren Britton, who is wishing to use some of his Kiwisaver funds to get himself out of debt so he can keep his home; David Brown Douglas, executive director of Trustee Corporations Association.
10:05 Andy Miah - the desirability of human enhancement through technology
Professor Andy Miah, is a professor of ethics and emerging technologies at the University of the West of Scotland. He's an academic, futurist and philosopher - his work on the science of sport encompasses bioethics, medical law and the way technology impacts human beings. Andy embraces technological enhancements to the body, and says doping should be allowed in sport.
Andy is a visitor at Otago University's Law Faculty and will be a speaker at the University's Future of Fairness symposium on the 22 and 23 March.
10:30 Book Review with Kate Blackhurst
Me and Mr Booker by Cory Taylor
Published by Text
10:45 Reading:Hello Dubai, written & read by Joe Bennett (Part 9 of 10)
Joe finds out about the success of Emirates airline, and he meets lonely Andrew at the Dubai International Finance Centre.
11:05 New Technology correspondent Nat Torkington
Nat Torkington joins us to talk about games: the big business of Farmville, and the clever uses found for an XBox gizmo.
11:30 Skylight Trust counselling services - post quake
Tricia Irving-Hendry, deputy chief executive of the Skylight Trust
11:45 TV reviewer Simon Wilson
Simon critiques television shows An Idiot Abroad and Mad Men.