Nine To Noon for Friday 11 December 2009
09:05 National Standards
Professor John Hattie, from University of Auckland; Frances Nelson, president of NZEI; and Anne Tolley, Education Minister
09:20 Peace and tackling terrorism
David Cortright, director of Policy Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. US President Barack Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize overnight but perhaps ironically his speech was notable for its dominant theme of war.
09:30 Gardener of the Year - Susan Dent
Susan is a solo mum who turned to gardening to make ends meet. She's just been voted Gardener of the Year and won prizes of over $5000.
09:45 Pacific correspondent Mike Field
10:05 Riki Ellison
The small town Kiwi boy who became a legend in American football in the '80s and is now a key figure in US missile defence.
10:30 Book Review with Ralph McAllister
Red Lotus by Pai Kit Fai
Published by Sphere
10:45 Reading:The Merry Maraudersby Arthur J. Rees
(Part 5 of 9)
An adaptation of Arthur J Rees' rollicking and fun novel of an ill fated touring acting troupe as they toured the North Island in the early 20th century.
11:05 New Music with Sean McKenna
C'est Toujours La Meme Histoire byMartha Wainwright
From the album Sans Fusils, Ni Souliers, à Paris: Martha Wainwright's Piaf Record
Yegelle Tezeta by Mulatu Astatke
From the album New York - Addis - London: the story of Ethio-Jazz 1965-75
Video: The Heliocentric Interview
11:30 Sport with Richard Boock
The Black Caps third test against Pakistan, and is Tiger Woods' business is any of our business?
11:45 The Week That Was with Radar and Pinky Agnew