On Nine to Noon Today

9:05 Olympic torch protest intensifies in USA

Nyung Than, Burmese American Democratic Alliance; and Kate Woznow, International Campaigns Director for Students for a Free Tibet

9:20 Windfarming - friend or foe to the environment

Maria McCaffery, British Wind Energy Association representative visiting New Zealand, talks about the UK experience of windfarming

9:30 Stand Up Comedy School

Logan Murray runs a course called Stand Up and Deliver - teaching people how to be funny (London)

9:45 Australia correspondent Paul Barclay

10:05 Feature Interview - Gertrude Matshe

Gertrude Matshe is a Zimbabwean woman living in Wellington who has written her spiritual memoirs Born on the Continent - Ubuntu. The book sales are a fund raising tool that generates money to support what is now 'The Africa Alive Education Foundation' - which now cares for 350 children.

10:30 Book Review: Northline by Willy Vlautin

Reviewed by Gina Faafoi
(Published by Faber, ISBN 978 057 123 5704)

10:45 Book Reading: The Rope Of Man by Witi Ihimaera

Part 3 of 13

11:05 Marty Duda 's Artist of the Week - Ella Fitzgerald

Tracks featured:

A-Tisket, A-Tasket - Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb and his Orchestra
1938 single taken from the 2000 album Ken Burns Jazz

Flying Home - Ella Fitzgerald with Vic Schoen and Orchestra
1945 single taken from the 2000 album Ken Burns Jazz

Night And Day - Ella Fitzgerald with Buddy Bregman and Orchestra
Taken from the 1956 album Sings The Cole Porter Song Book

Cry Me A River - Ella Fitzgerald
From the 2008 album Forever Ella

11:30 Law with Robert Lithgow

11:45 Film review with Graham Tuckett