Nine To Noon for Thursday 20 October 2011
09:05 An internal report is critical of the way Canterbury fire service management handled the immediate response to the February quake
Denis Fitzmaurice, president of the Southern branch of the NZ Professional Firefighters' Union.
09:25 IVF pioneer says women considering egg freezing for social reasons should think about settling for 'Mr Not-Too-Bad'
Many fertility clinics are starting to tout the option of egg freezing to women in their 20s and 30s who are considering putting off childbirth for non-medical reasons. But the director of Monash IVF Gab Kovacs says women should not be hoodwinked into believing it offers a "guaranteed family in a fridge" and that they should consider changing their criteria for "Mr Right".
09:45 UK correspondent Ann Leslie
10:05 Former Australian high court judge, Michael Kirby
Michael Kirby is Australia's longest serving high court judge and author of A Private Life: Fragments, Memories, Friends, which describes his private life as a gay man and hiding his relationship with his partner, Johan van Vloten, for decades.
10:35 Book review with Gyles Beckford
The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True by Richard Dawkins
Published by Bantam Press
10:45 Reading: Jack's Place, by Janna Bell
Jack is a boarder at the City Mission shelter, but every night goes to his own special place.
Audio will be available here after broadcast.
11:05 New technology with Steve McCabe
Microsoft's US$8.5 billion purchase of Skype; Google drops Buzz; and the death of software tool creator Dennis Ritchie.
11:20 Parenting and child specialist Diane Levy
Swearing and bad behaviour, how to react, when to react.
Diane Levy is a family therapist, mother of three, and author of two books.
11:45 TV review with Simon Wilson
Series II of Downton Abbey, Rugby World Cup coverage and Soho.