Nine To Noon for Friday 18 March 2011
09:05 Japan's Fukushima nuclear crisis is the worst nuclear incident since Chernobyl
Dr Jim Smith is a former member of the International Atomic Energy Agency Expert Group on Chernobyl and has studied the effects of radiation for more than 20 years. The Japanese have so far rated Fukushima a four on the INES one-to-seven scale of nuclear accidents - against a level seven for Chernobyl.
09:20 NZ's trade relations with the European Union
Karel De Gucht, EU Trade Commissioner.
09:45 Asia correspondent Phil O'Sullivan
10:05 Charity Tillemann-Dick - opera singer who has had double lung transplant
10:30 Book Review with Harry Broad
Hokitika Town by Charlotte Randall
Published by Penguin
10:45 Reading:Hello Dubai, written & read by Joe Bennett (Part 10 of 10)
In today's final episode Joe visits the local abattoir and enjoys a truncated game.
11:05 National Christchurch Memorial Service
Rowan Quinn, Radio NZ reporter in Hagley Park, Christchurch, where tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the memorial service marking the February 22 earthquake.
11:15 Sports commentator Richard Boock
11:30 New Music with Sean McKenna
11:45 National Christchurch Memorial Service - Archbishop David Moxon
Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the memorial service in Hagley Park, marking the February 22 earthquake.