Nine To Noon for Thursday 11 October 2012
09:05 The release of the government's White Paper for Vulnerable Children
Paula Bennett, Minister of Social Development.
09:25 The release of the government's White Paper for Vulnerable Children
Trevor McGlinchy, Executive Officer, New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services and was a member of the Reference Group for the Green and White Papers for Vulnerable Children.
09:30 What will be the impact of new laws on party pills?
Ross Bell, executive director of the New Zealand Drug Foundation; and Leo Schep, toxicologist, National Poisons Centre.
09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie
10:05 Professor Hamish Gow - food safety and supply in developing countries
Professor Hamish Gow, director of the Centre for Agribusiness Policy & Strategy at Massey University, and Agri-Commerce (Joint College of Business & College of Science Program). He's an agribusiness expert who founded the International Food Safety Network, which is having a huge impact on food safety in developing countries. His work has caught the eye of the World Bank, keen to work on sustainable growth in food supply.
10:35 Book Review with Sonja de Freiz
Soon by Charlotte Grimshaw
Published by Vintage
10:45 Reading: Shooting the Moon by V M Jones read by Matt Whelan
In this sequel to the award-winning novel Juggling with Mandarins the hero Pip McLeod is in his mid teens, wrapped up in his own emotions, and learning the hard way, what matters most of all. (Part 9 of 10, RNZ)
11:05 New Technology commentator Steve McCab
Apple's New iphone 5 and the evolution of smart phones.
11:20 Educational psychologist Rose Blackett
The thorny issue of homework – how much is too much?
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Music played in this show
Nicole Reynolds: 'Wonderin' from the album 'Unordinary Mine'
Neil Young: 'Old Man' from the album 'Harvest'
Weezer: 'Island in the Sun' from 'The Green Album'