Nine To Noon for Monday 20 October 2014
09:05 Is rugby getting too dangerous for children?
A British public health researcher who's spent a decade studying rugby injuries in children says the sport has become too dangerous for children to play. Allyson Pollock is a professor of public health research and policy at Queen Mary, University of London. She has detailed her findings in a book Tackling Rugby: What Every Parent Should Know.
09:15 Is rugby getting too dangerous for children?
Ken Quarrie, Senior scientist at NZ Rugby.
09:30 David Bloom on the economics of ageing populations
Professor David Bloom is a specialist in economics and demography based at the Harvard School of Public Health. He consults internationally to public and private sector organisations, including divisions of the United Nations, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He says an ageing population need not be an economic burden - and explains how such a burden can be avoided.
09:45 Africa correspondent, Debora Patta
Debora Patta reports on Ebola in Liberia, and South Africa awaits the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius who was found guilty of culpable homicide last month for shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
10:05 Long-time Prison Fellowship International head on prisons worldwide
Ron Nikkel is President Emeritus of Prison Fellowship International, the world's largest and most extensive criminal justice ministry with 128 affiliates around the world, overseeing 50,000 volunteers. He has just stepped down from a 33-year tenure as the organisation's Chief Executive.
10:35 Book review: 'The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher' by Hilary Mantel
Reviewed by Ralph McAllister, Published by Fourth Estate.
10:45 The Reading: 'Zhu Mao' by Mark Sweet
Scott returns to Hubei Province with his wife’s ashes. There he confronts the memories of the terrible events that brought them together. (6 of 10, RNZ)
11:05 Political commentators Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton
11:30 The story of Pegasus Bay restaurant and winery
Christchurch Neurologist Ivan Donaldson planted Canterbury's first vineyard there, Pegasus Bay, almost thirty years ago and now Canterbury is the country's fifth largest wine-growing region. From humble beginnings as an amateur winemaker, the family business has grown and now employs three of Ivan and Chris Donaldson's four sons.
The Waipara Valley vineyard produces riesling, pinot noir, chardonnay and other varieties, there's an award-winning restaurant on-site too. One of the sons, Ed Donaldson is a trained chef and he's along with some recipes from Pegasus Bay restaurant. He's been instrumental in a book which tells the family's story, The Vintner's Table – Stories, wine and recipes from Pegasus Bay Winery.
11:45 Urban life with Tommy Honey
What we can learn from Estonia.