On Nine to Noon Today

9:05 Drug companies hiding negative data
Tim Kendall, Deputy Director of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Research Unit, and Director of national collaborating Centre of Mental Health; Peter Moodie, from drug buying agency, Pharmac; and Andrea Ford, from MedSafe.

9:30 59 year old graduates as a qualified professional cook
Kath Nysson, a 59 year old from Whangarei has recently graduated from North Tec, qualifying as a professional cook. The mother of 5 enrolled in a Lifeworks programme for mature students at the Open Polytech and is now working at the Tea House in Kamo.

9:45 US correspondent Richard Adams

10:05 Undercover Cop/Defense Lawyer
Tony Bouchier, former NZ Undercover agent now a successful lawyer, speaking about undercover work for the first time in a TV documentary. 'Undercover' will screen on TV One at 9.30pm on Wednesday March 12, and then for the following two Wednesday nights, Wednesday March 19 and Wednesday March 26 in the 'Real Crime' slot.

10:30 Book Review with Graham Beattie - 'Poe: A Life Cut Short' by Peter Ackroyd
(Chatto & Windus, ISBN 978 070 1169886)

10:45 Book reading: 'Colour Scheme' by Ngaio Marsh
Abridged and told by Peter Vere-Jones
(Part 6 of 13)

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

11:30 The Potato in World History
John Reader, author of 'Propitious Esculent.. the Potato in World History'.
2008 has been designated the international year of the potato by the United Nations in recognition of th need to revive public awareness of the relationship that exists between poverty, food security, malnutrition and the potential contribution of the potato to defeating hunger.

11:45 Media commentator Phil Wallington