Nine To Noon for Thursday 11 August 2011
09:05 Community leaders in the UK say they issued repeated warnings about a summer of violence but their voices were ignored by the country's leaders
Professor Gus John is a fellow of the London Centre for Leadership in Learning at the Institute of Education, University of London and visiting faculty professor of education at the University of Strathclyde. He is chair of Parents and Students Empowerment (PaSE), a body working with parents and with excluded students and those at risk of exclusion from school.
09:30 Solar storms
What risk do solar flares and geomagnetic activity pose to Earth?
Joe Kunches is a space scientist at the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Center - his expertise is in solar and geomagnetic storms, solar cycles, and auroras.
09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie
10:05 Joe Alves: production designer on Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind
As the production designer for Jaws, Joe Alves designed the mechanical shark that menaced the seaside town of Amity. He went on to work on the two Jaws sequels, including being pulled in to direct the widely panned Jaws 3D.
10:35 Book Review with Gina Rogers
The Story of a Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon
10:45 Book Reading: The Angel's Cut by Elizabeth Knox
A 15 part series narrated by Jacob Rajan
The angel Xas returns in this sequel to the international bestseller, The Vintner’s Luck. Into a world of movie lots and speakeasies (L.A. 1929) comes Xas, stunt flier and wingless angel, still nursing his broken heart, and determined only to go on living in the air.
11:05 New Technology with Sarah Putt
What the switch to digital TV will mean for your mobile operator and why BlackBerry was the device of choice for London rioters.
11:30 Parenting with Simon Rowley
Auckland hospital paediatrician Simon Rowley discusses immunisations for measles and influenza; how children develop immunity; and how TV affects preschoolers - especially under 2-year-olds.
11:45 TV reviewer Simon Wilson
The NZSO tour documentary, and the final of Sons of Anarchy.