Nine To Noon for Tuesday 8 November 2011
09:05 CYF carers' concerns
Anne McNaught, former CYF caregiver who says the Department doesn't adequately support carers; Carol McGilveray, former CYF caregiver; and Marama Wiki, Child Youth and Family GM Operations.
09:30 Partial sale of state assets
John Palmer, chairman of two state owned companies - Air New Zealand and Solid Energy; and Geoff Simmons, economist working for Gareth Morgan Investments.
We look at National's proposal to partially privatise state owned assets - is it good economic management that will improve efficiency of these companies, or is it a case of simply selling the family silver?
09:45 UK correspondent Jack Hitt
10:05 Future foods - Dr Conor Delahunty
Dr Delahunty is a sensory scientist and research group leader with CSIRO food and nutritional sciences based in Sydney - taste, what appeals, why people have different palates, developing future foods.
CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) is Australia's national science agency. It also has National Research Flagships - large-scale, long-term, multidisciplinary science to address Australia's major national challenges and opportunities.
10:25 Book Review with Louise O'Brien
The Year of the Hare by Arto Paasilinna
10:45 Reading: The Years Before My Death written and read by David McPhail (Part 7 of 10)
David's reflections on enduring friendships and memories in the world of television comedy.
Audio will be available here after broadcast.
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram discusses the credibility of political parties' fiscal policies
11:20 Alison Wilson, Gina Walsh and Lola Grocott - members of Christchurch stitching group
Alison Wilson has run stitching and dressmaking courses in Christchurch for 60 years. At 78 she is still going, with a weekly embroidery course that gives Christchurch women a reprieve from the chaos of the earthquakes.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis discusses coverage of the political debates