Nine To Noon for Tuesday 10 May 2011
09:05 Government's freshwater management policy
Murray Gibb, chief executive of Water New Zealand.
09:25 What safeguards are there to ensure children in foster care and children's homes are being treated well and having their education needs met?
Former District and Youth Court judge, now parole board member, Carolyn Henwood. Judge Henwood is the chair of the Confidential Listening and Assistance Service; and Paul Nixon, chief social worker, Ministry of Social Development.
www.listening.govt.nz - which was set up to help those who claim they were abused or neglected in state care.
09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt
The continuing fallout from the bin Laden raid and political solutions to the gas price crisis.
10:05 Michael Quinn - chef and reformed alcoholic
Michael Quinn, the former head chef at the five-star Ritz Hotel in London and one of the UK's first 'celebrity chefs'. Michael Quinn describes his descent into alcoholism during which he was sleeping rough. He's now passionate about helping young people onto the right tracks, and tours the world describing the hidden dangers of the hospitality industry.
10:30 Book Review with Ralph McAllister
King of the Badgers by Philip Hensher
Published by Fourth Estate
10:45 Reading. Finally by David Hill
The fifth in our Mum's the Word series of short stories about mothers.
A mother remembered.
11:05 Business correspondent Rod Oram
11:20 Sara Gruen - Canadian author of Water for Elephants and Ape House
Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants has been made into a movie starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Patterson (of Twilight fame) and it is due for general release in NZ on Thursday 12 May.
Water for Elephants published by Allen and Unwin
Ape House published Allen and Unwin
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch
Media coverage of the Don Brash coup and Hone Harawira's new party.