Nine To Noon for Thursday 21 April 2011
09:05 Christchurch families suffering in lead-up to winter
Andrew Dickerson, Canterbury District Health Board member
09:20 Safeguards for foster children
Garth Young, National Manager of the Ministry of Social Development's Care, Claims and Resolution Unit
09:35 The hidden influences behind playing sports and winning games
Tobias Moskowitz, behavioural economist at the University of Chicago and co-author of Scorecasting The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won.
09:45 UK correspondent Matthew Parris on the leadup to next weekend's royal wedding
10:05 Pat White - NZ Poet
Pat White is a poet and the author of memoir How the Land Lies: Of Longing and Belonging, published by Victoria University Press.
10:30 Children's Book Review with John McIntyre
Lest We Forget by Feana Tu'akoi
Illustrated by Elspeth Alix Batt
Published by Scholastic
Nice Day for a War - Adventures of a Kiwi Soldier in World War I by Matt Elliot and Chris Slane
Published by Harper Collins
10:45 Reading: Under the Huang Jiao Tree by Jane Carswell (Part 11 of 12)
A New Zealander's mid-life experience teaching English in Chongqing China.
11:05 New Technology commentator Nigel Horrocks
How smartphones are killing off other devices from wristwatches to cameras.
11:30 Sports commentator Joseph Romanos
Some thoughts on the Breakers victory last night, and Graham Henry's hypocrisy criticising players for going overseas for money.
11:45 The Week That Was with Radar and Pinky Agnew