Nine To Noon for Friday 12 March 2010
09:05 University brain drain
Students and lecturers are being targeted and lured away to overseas institutes. Professor Stuart McCutcheon, Vice Chancellor Auckland University; and Professor David Skegg, Vice Chancellor Otago University.
09:30 High-capacity international internet cable
Lance Wiggs, Co-founder of Pacific Fibre project and technology consultant.
09:45 Pacific correspondent Mike Field
10:05 Geena Davis - Academy Award winning actress on her push for more gender equality in children's film and television
Geena Davis - actress, film producer, writer, Olympic archer and activist.
Geena Davis won an Oscar for her role in The Accidental Tourist in 1988, and was also nominated for an Oscar for her role as Thelma in Thelma and Louise three years later. In 2004 She founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, which has commissioned ongoing studies to look at gender stereotyping in media, and the lack of female characters in children's television and films. She recently addressed the United Nations on the issue of gender equality.
10:30 Children's Book Review with John McIntyre
Rangitoto-Te Toku tu Moana / The Rock Standing in The Ocean by Maria Gill
Published by Puffin
Old Huhu by Kyle Mewburn, illusrated by Rachel Driscoll
Published by Scholastic ISBN 978-1-86943-921-7
Sting by Raymond Huber
Published by Walker Books
10:45 Reading: Duet by David Hill
A teenage blues guitarist finds that he has got his youth orchestra duet partner pregnant. (Part 10 of 10)
11:05 New Music with Sean McKenna
Artist: The Chieftains featuring Ry Cooder
Album: San Patricio
March to Battle (Across the Rio Grande)
Video: San Patricio - Behind the Scenes
Artist: Grada (www.myspace.com/gradamusic)
Album: Natural Angle
Song: Louis Collins
Artist: Jimmy Penguin & MC Muipeid
Song: Na Bac
Free music: http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/jimmythehideouspenguin
11:30 Sports commentator Richard Boock
11:45 Week That Was with Radar and Gemma Gracewood