Nine To Noon for Thursday 31 October 2013
09:05 Education Ministry responds on special exam help
The Ministry of Education's special education manager, Brian Coffey, responds to claims that learning disabled students are missing out on exam help. Listen to yesterday's interview outlining the issue.
09:25 Launch of the Youth Crime Action Plan
The Minister responsible for Youth Justice, Chester Borrows, this morning launched the government's strategy for reducing offending by young people over the next decade. Read the full Youth Crime Action Plan.
09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie
10:05 Gabrielle Carey - Author of Moving Among Strangers - Randolph Stow and My Family
Gabrielle Carey is the author of novels, biography, autobiography, essays, articles and short stories. She teaches writing at the University of Technology, Sydney. Her first book, Puberty Blues, co-written with Kathy Lette, has been adapted for film and television.
10:35 Book Review with Gina Rogers
Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding.
Published by Jonathan Cape.
10:45 Reading: Mrs Plank's Blackberry Surprise, by Murray Richards
When Elaine and Frank attend a Sunday night party to welcome new neighbours, Frank is ambushed by a long lost love. Read by Ken Blackburn.
11:05 New Technology with Sarah Putt
The rise of privacy; NZ tech industry going strong; cats on the internet.
11:20 Parenting with Dr Michael Flood
Dr Michael Flood, a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Wollongong discusses teenage boys and pornography. At what point is it harmful and how can parents deal with this?
11:45 Television reviewer Nick Grant
TV3 and 4 upcoming line ups and The Walking Dead.
Music played in this show
Never Going Back Again
From 1977 Album Rumours
Don't Leave Me this Way
by Gamble, Huff, Gilbert
Told you So
From 2013 album Virginia Avenue
I Put A spell on You
Screamin' Jay Hawkins