Nine To Noon for Thursday 5 August 2010
09:05 e-counselling - what role does new technology play in the provision of counselling services to vulnerable people?
Dr Jeannie Wright, Associate Professor in Counselling, Massey University; and Fiona Robertson, Lifeline Clinical Manager
09:20 Biochemical feminisation - what effect are environmental oestrogens having on human fertility?
Professor Ian Shaw, professor of toxicology at the University of Canterbury. His specialty is researching how chemicals interact with the body. Food safety is one of his areas of study, such as the effect that the chemicals in plastics used to manufacture some bottles can have on our personal ecosystems.
Author of Is It Safe To Eat?
09:30 Identical twin sisters about to turn 100
Alison Hunt and Audrey Duthie, identical twin sisters who are turning 100 on Saturday 8 August.
09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie
10:05 Ruth Beaglehole
Expat New Zealander who's dedicated her life to fostering non-violent parenting among a poor community in California.
She immersed herself in the womens movement, the anti Vietnam war protests, and put down roots in the poor multi-ethnic community of Echo Park.
For the last 40 years she's worked in that community, founding a preschool, working with teenage mothers, and finally in the late 90s founding the Centre for Non Violent Education and Parenting.
10:30 Book Review with Rae MacGregor
Tigerlily's Orchids by Ruth Rendell
Published by Hutchinson
Malcolm and Juliet by Bernard Beckett
16-year-old Malcolm is determined to win first prize at the National Secondary School's Science Fair. He's decided to film a documentary on sex. (Part 4 of 15)
11:05 New Technology with Nigel Horrocks
11:30 Author Owen Marshall
Owen Marshall has has been called a master of the short story; his latest collection Living as a Moon is a finalist in the fiction section of the NZ Post Book Awards and explores the concept of identity and what it means.
He has written or edited twenty-three books to date. Awards for his fiction include the New Zealand Literary Fund Scholarship in Letters, fellowships at Otago and Canterbury universities and the Katherine Mansfield Memorial Fellowship in Menton, France. In 2000 he received the ONZM for services to literature and his novel Harlequin Rex won the Montana New Zealand Book Awards Deutz Medal for Fiction.
11:45 TV review with Simon Wilson
Simon has been watching the new New Zealand drama This is Not My Life, and the new series of Nurse Jackie