On Nine to Noon Today

9:05 Tax Cuts
Michael Cullen, Minister of Finance

9:35 Emotional Breakdown
Associate Professor Ted Ruffman, Research Head at Otago University Psychology Department. Studies show ability to recognise subtle face expressions deteriorates as we age.

9:45 Dog Poisoner
Sandy McAlister, Head of SPCA in Hong Kong

9:53 Pacific Correspondent Sean Dorney, ABC Pacific correspondent

10:05 Vitiligo
Lee Thomas, African American US television reporter with the skin disorder vitiligo.
'Turning White: A Memoir of Change'

10:30 Book Review with Louise O'Brien - 'The White King' by Gyorgy Dragoman
(Doubleday ISBN 978 038 561 3439)

10:45 Book Reading: 'The Sound of Butterflies' by Rachael King
(Part 1 of 11)

11:05 Music with Manu Taylor

Besser & Bravura - 'Ecstasy' - (Attar Music)
Marcin Wasilewski Trio - 'January' - (ECM Records)
Rufus Wainwright - 'Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall' - (Geffen Records)

11:30 Sports commentator Richard Becht

11:45 Week That Was with Radar and Pinky Agnew