Nine To Noon for Monday 23 January 2012
09:05 Elderly bear the brunt of rising health insurance premiums
Peter Tynan, CEO of the Southern Cross Health Society, New Zealand's biggest health insurer which is to review its premiums following criticism that older policy holders are bearing the brunt of cost increases; and Roger Styles, chief executive of the Health Funds Association, which represents most health insurers.
09:25 A six-week teaching course aims to fast-track university graduates to teaching roles in low decile secondary schools
Shaun Sutton, CEO of Teach First; and Angela Roberts, PPTA spokesperson.
Teach First is working with Auckland University to recruit candidates for a six-week 'fast-track' teaching course, to fill jobs in low decile secondary schools. It's still subject to approval by the Teachers' Council.
09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney
10:05 Unnatural selection
Mara Hvistendahl, Asia Correspondent for Science Magazine and author of the book Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men.
10:35 Best Books of 2011 Review - Kate Blackhurst
- The Fry Chronicles by Stephen Fry
- Gillespie and I by Jane Harris
- The German Boy by Patricia Wastvedt
- Snowdrops by AD Miller
- State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
- The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
10:45 Reading: Losing It by Sandy McKay (Part 1 of 10)
Jo is in hospital suffering from anorexia and exchanging letters with her friend Issy.
11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams
A look at the political year ahead with the first Cabinet meeting scheduled for Wednesday and Labour holding its caucus retreat.
11:30 Guest chef Lauraine Jacobs and wine commentator John Hawkesby
Seasonal fruit - peaches, nectarines and apricots, and wine commentator John Hawkesby provides wine matches for her Barbecued Chicken Salad with Grilled Nectarines and Roast Stone Fruit Salad recipes.
11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey - Cities as gardens
Edge Conversation, Mark Pagel
The 10 Fastest-Growing (and Fastest-Declining) Cities in the World, The Atlantic
Table of cities
Global Metro Monitor 2011: Volatility, Growth, and Recovery, Brookings Institute