Nine To Noon for Thursday 21 February 2013
09:05 Should the government be prosecuting benefit fraudsters?
Jeremy Bioletti, criminal lawyer and serious fraud specialist; and Chester Borrows, Associate Social Development Minister.
09:20 Auckland council begins developing a Local Alcohol Policy
Angela Dalton, chairwoman of Manurewa Local Board.
George Wood, Auckland City Counsellor and chair of working party formulating LAP for Auckland.
09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie
Hilary Mantel's comments about the Duchess of Cambridge and the on-going horsemeat scandal.
10:05 Ewan Fordyce - paleontologist
How the Southern Ocean was a critical location for the evolution of whales and dolphins. Professor Ewan Fordyce - Otago University paleontologist and a research Associate with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC, discusses his research into ancient whales, dolphins and penguins.
10:35 Book Review with Harry Ricketts
The Auckland University Press Anthology of New Zealand Literature edited by Jane Stafford and Mark Williams
Published by Auckland University Press
10:45 The Reading: The Open Accounts of an Honesty Box by Julie Helean (Part 11 of 12)
After the accident Jinx is not sure if Fliss's feelings towards her are reciprocated.
11:05 New technology with Donald Clark
11:20 School Songs
On Sunday 24 February The Museum of Wellington City & Sea is hosting 'Singing from the same songsheet' - an illustrated talk on the 'Music to schools' radio broadcasts in New Zealand from 1931 to 1979.
Dr Michael Brown is a musicologist and Marie Russell is an Otago University Health researcher.
11:45 TV review with Lara Strongman
The changing role of men in television sitcoms.