Nine To Noon for Thursday 7 November 2013
09:05 Police admit they received four complaints about Roast Busters - but say there was not enough evidence to take action
Waitemata District Commander, Superintendent Bill Searle, admits police received four complaints from women as young as 13 in 2011 and 2012 about the Roast Busters group, but say there was not enough evidence to take action; and Wellington GP Dr Cathy Stephenson works in the sexual assault service. She's a spokesperson for Doctors for Sexual Abuse Care, the national organisation which trains, educates and supports medical staff working in this area.
09:30 A terminally ill 61 year old man with more than 300 military medals is to auction them off before he dies
Ken Scadden, president of the Maritime Archive Association, who has a collection of more than 300 military medals.
09:35 Former UK chief drugs advisor awarded for his work in influencing evidence-based classification of drugs
The former UK government chief drugs advisor, Professor David Nutt, has been internationally recognised for courage in promoting science and evidence on a matter of public interest, despite facing hostility by doing so.
Professor Nutt is visiting the University of Auckland’s Centre for Addiction Research in December this year and he will give a public lecture on Friday 6 December 6pm at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences in Grafton.
09:45 UK correspondent Jon Dennis
10:05 Feature guest: Andrew Solomon - USA psychiatry lecturer and writer
American psychiatry lecturer and writer Andrew Solomon's latest book is called Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity.
10:35 Book review with Lisa Finucane
War of the Roses:Stormbird by Conn Iggulden
Published by Michael Joseph
10:45 The Reading: Double Happiness - How Bullshit Works written and read by Joe Bennett (Part 4 of 5)
Joe talks about personifying commerce, using human emotions to connect us to material goods like Mrs Mac's pies or companies like Telecom, and the use of the personal pronoun 'you' to make us feel special.
11:05 New technology commentator Erika Pearson
Net neutrality under threat; Phonebloks – the modular phone; and gamers aren't kids anymore.
11:30 Parenting: teenage boys and sex
Mike Cagney is a social worker in private practice who deals regularly with young men.
11:45 Film review with Dan Slevin
The Counselor, The Butler and Tim Winton's The Turning.