Nine To Noon for Thursday 22 October 2009
09:05 The Ministry of Education says its support for the arts, science and PE in primary schools will cease next year.
Terry Crooks, Professor of Education at Otago University and co-director of the National Education Monitoring Project
09:20 Meth Lab Homes
Dawn Turner, founder of a website that tells you about the health impacts of living in a property that's been used as a methamphetamene lab.
09:30 Naturism in NZ
Glenne Findon, communications officer for NZ Naturists Federation explains how they will celebrate Go Natural week
09:45 UK correspondent Katie Adie
10:05 Rick Bryant - NZ blues man
Amid something of a renaissance of blues/soul music NZ (e.g Hollie Smith, OpenSouls et al) here's a guy who's been at the forefront for 30 years, and is still going strong. He's primarily a singer who also plays the jug, the washboard and the saxophone. He's a founding member of the Windy City Strugglers (even though he's from Auckland) and The Jive Bombers, and his collaborations also include BLERTA.
10:45 Reading: The Dream Life of Elephants by Vaughan Slinn, Sara Allen and Leo Gene Peters
(Part 4 of 4)
A mysterious and quirky look at the routine of urban loneliness through the eyes of Julian and Yvonne, two strangers who nearly meet.
11:05 Book Review with Dan Slevin
Generation A by Douglas Coupland
Published by William Heinemann
11:10 New Technology with Nat Torkington
iPhone competition, two new ebook readers, and fake security software.
Psychologist and parenting expert Nigel discusses anxious kids
11:45 Television review with Simon Wilson
How Top Gear copes in the age of climate change.