09:05 Christchurch child through nine foster homes in three weeks

Linwood Avenue Primary School principal Gerard Direen says Child Youth and Family is failing vulnerable children, and that one of his pupils has been through nine foster homes in three weeks.

09:30 What to do about unexpected findings from genetic testing

Professor Ingrid Winship is the Inaugural Chair of Adult Clinical Genetics at the University of Melbourne.

09:45 US commentator Luiza Savage 

10:05 David Elliot - founder of the Australian Age of Dinosaurs

In 1999, David Elliot found a dinosaur bone on his farm in Western Queensland – the bone of a gigantic 95-million-year-old sauropod. That find lead to more dinosaur bones being discovered – and the Australian Age of Dinosaurs project being established on the family farm in Winton, Western Queensland. It is now the world's largest collection of Australian dinosaur bones and the biggest fossil preparation facility in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as hosting digs for dinosaur enthusiasts from around the world.

10:35  Book Review with Harry Broad

Watching You by Michael Robotham
Published by Little, Brown, RRP$39.99

10:45 Reading: 'Fourteen' by Brian Langham

A father seeking reconnection to his past takes his 14 year old son to Australia and a road trip through the Gold Coast during the Transit of Venus. Winner in the Creative Fiction section of the Royal Society of New Zealand's 2012 Manhire Prize for Science Writing. Read by Brian Sergent.

11:05 Chris Harvey, regional director of Child, Youth and Family

Child Youth and Family responds to our earlier story on problems with foster care placements in Christchurch.

11:15 Business commentator Rod Oram

Recent government economic policy announcements.

11:30 Peter Taylor - living with terminal illnesses

Peter Taylor has been blogging for years about his life and his two terminal conditions – HIV and Leishmaniasis. Peter was  previously interviewed on Nine to Noon in 2007. Now he's had enough of the battle and pain and has decided to cease taking the medication that keeps him alive.

Peter's latest book is Past My Expiry Date.

11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis

Paywalls, newspaper circulation figures and changes at News Corp Australia  (formerly News Limited)

Music played in this show


Tiny Ruins 'North of Greytown'
from their 2013 EP Haunts


Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros: 'Man on Fire'
from their 2012 album Here