Nine To Noon for Thursday 4 August 2011
09:05 A report into the drowning of navy sailor, Able Seaman Byron Solomon has found a rush to get the HMNZS Canterbury into service before it was ready, contributed to his unnecessary and preventable death
Bill Solomon, father of Byron Solomon, who drowned when one of the ship's inflatable boats capsized during a training exercise off Cape Reinga in October 2007.
09:25 The diabetes and obesity epidemic - both are now so common they're going unrecognised
Jim Mann is Professor of Human Nutrition and Medicine at the University of Otago. He also chairs the European Diabetes and Nutrition Guidelines Group, and the Expert Advisory Group on Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in New Zealand. He has served on several other relevant national and international groups including the nutrition advisory group to the World Health Organisation.
09:45 UK correspondent Matthew Parris
The first British patient receives a completely artificial heart, mutterings about David Cameron's leadership and Ed Miliband plans to curb trade unions' influence over Labour.
10:05 Bill Davidow: US high-tech insider and author
Former senior executive at Intel and a venture capitalist for more than 30 years. His latest book Overconnected explains how the internet - and the overconnectivity it gave rise to - played a starring role in the collapse of the Icelandic economy, our loss of privacy, and the real estate and financial market crisis of 2008.
10:30 Book Review with Jane Westaway
To Be Sung Underwater by Tom McNeal
Published by Little, Brown
10:45 Reading: Five of the Family by David Hill
A story told by five different members of an extended family gathered together at a stone laying ceremony for their late Aunt Janet.
11:05 New Technology with Nat Torkington
The perils of turning your house into a hotel, the personal computer turns 30 but the birthday party feels like a wake, and the three strikes process is unveiled.
11:20 Parenting with Nigel Latta
Clinical psychologist Nigel Latta discusses kids and household chores. How much should they do and should they be paid?
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11:45 Film reviewer Graeme Tuckett
Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Cave of Forgotten Dreams.