Nine To Noon for Thursday 2 June 2011
09:05 Early Childhood Taskforce
Anne Smith, Otago University Emeritus Professor, and the Early Childhood Education Taskforce. She has been involved in early childhood policy, practice and research since the mid-seventies.
09:20 The re-election of Sepp Blatter as president of FIFA
Sepp Blatter has been re-elected overnight as president of soccer's governing body FIFA after failed attempts by the English and Scottish Football Associations to delay the vote.
Investigative journalist and author Andrew Jennings has uncovered corruption and scandal within FIFA in several documentaries for the BBC's Panorama programme.
09:35 Groundbreaking research on spinal injury
The use of implanted electrodes in the spinal cord has allowed a paralysed man to stand, and walk a few paces.
Dr Susan Harkema, from the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center - University of Louisville.
Read the study (PDF)
09:45 UK correspondent Dame Ann Leslie
The arrival of Ratko Mladic, the 'Butcher of the Balkans', in the Hague; and the sacking of Cheryl Cole from the US version of X Factor.
10:05 Kerry McDonald - NZ business stalwart
Former director of the NZ Institute of Economic Research, former managing director of Comalco NZ and former chair of the BNZ. He chaired the Government's Savings Working Group, which delivered its report in January.
10:30 Book Review with Rae McGregor
The Beekeepers Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed the World by Hannah Nordhaus
Published by HarperCollins
10:45 Reading: The Life and Times of a Brown Paper Bag by Kevin Milne (Part 7 of 8)
Kevin Milne shares a remarkable, amusing and sometimes very moving autobiography
Audio of this story will be available here after broadcast.
11:05 Technology with Nigel Horrocks
Nigel discusses the new way the established music industry thinks it'll make money and a move to allow under 13-year-olds to go on Facebook.
The full list of NZ submissions for the Wold Summit awards:
e-Culture & Heritage: Vaeggen Interactive Wall in Copenhagen
e-Entertainment & Games: MiniMonos
e-Health & Environment: SPARX
e-Government & Institutions: The New Zealand Land Use and Carbon Analysis System - LUCAS
e-Business & Commerce: Areoscan
e-Inclusion & Participation: The Mixing Room View
e-Learning & Education: Q Book
e-Science & Technology: New Zealand - A Window to Radio Universe: IRASR and SKA.
11:30 Brave Girl Eating
Harriet Brown, author of Brave Girl Eating, which details her daughter's struggle with anorexia, and how the family helped her recover using a family-based treatment, developed in the UK.
11:45 TV reviewer Simon Wilson
Sherlock and TV3's Inside NZ documentary series.