Nine To Noon for Thursday 30 September 2010
09:05 The practicalities of changing the road rules
Associate Professor Samuel Charlton, from Waikato University's Traffic and Road Safety Research Group; Paul Barker, Traffic engineer for Wellington City; and Andy Foster, President of the NZ Traffic Institute and Wellington City Councillor.
09:25 Nigerian drug smuggler employed as a Canterbury psychiatrist
Errol Parsons, lawyer for a convicted Nigerian drug smuggler who worked as a psychiatrist for Canterbury District Health Board. Chidozie Emanuel Onovo was yesterday jailed for 16 months on three immigation fraud charges. He was employed by the Canterbury District Health Board as a psychiatrist until immigration checks revealed he was a convicted drug smuggler.
09:35 Gendercide and the oppression of women
Sheryl WuDunn, co-author of Half the Sky: How to Change the World and the first Asian-American to win a Pulitzer Prize in journalism.
Global statistics show more girls have been killed in the last 50 years precisely because they were girls, than men killed in all the battles of the entire 20th century. Ms WuDunn believes that the central moral challenge of this century will be the struggle for gender equality around the world.
09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie
10:05 Ian Sample - scientist and writer
Scientist and writer Ian Sample talks about the Hadron Collider, the search for the God particle and the reculsive physicist Peter Higgs whose theory underlies it all.
Iab Sample is the Guardian's award-winning science correspondent and author of Massive: The Hunt for the God particle.
10:30 Book Review with Mary McCallum
Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson
Published by Doubleday UK
Several Small Gulls Struggle to Find Footing on the Seawall, written and told by Alice Miller. An essay from award-winning writer Alice Miller about place, identity and the curious notion of home.
Is the Iranian computer virus the first sign of a cyberwar; Dolly Parton loses her battle with Google and Microsoft; and the Facebook founder faces the cameras.
11:20 Parenting with Nigel Latta
Psychologist and parenting expert Nigel has tips on coping with the school holidays.
11:45 TV Review with Simon Wilson
Annabel Langbein's new cooking show, and Mikey Havoc discovering Maori.