On Nine to Noon Today

9:05 Credit card crunch hits spenders

Reserve Bank figures show credit card sales have slowed dramatically.
Interview with Bernard Hickey, Managing Director of Interest.co.nz

9:20 Junior doctors strike

Graham Sharpe, Specialist Anaesthetist, Wellington Hospital

9:30 How the Pentagon grooms military analysts for US television networks

Colonel Kenneth Allard (retired) served 28 years in the US military, including a tour of duty in Bosnia. He later became a military correspondent for NBC but quit last year, disillusioned with both the Pentagon and the network. He is the author of Warheads: Cable News and the Fog of War

9:45 Australia correspondent Paul Barclay

10:05 Paper Cranes

Cheryl Koenig, author of Paper Cranes and member of an advisory panel for the Brain Injury Association., who refused to believe her son wouldn't recover from injuries after doctors wrote him off.

10:30 Book Review: Nothing to be Frightened Of by Julian Barnes

Reviewed by Anne Buchanan
(Published by Jonathan Cape ISBN 978 022 408 5236)

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

Part 12 of 13

11:05 Marty Duda's Artist of the Week

Tracks featured:

Carolina In My Mind
from the 1968 album James Taylor (Apple)

You've Got A Friend
from the 2008 album One Man Band

Your Smiling Face
from the 1977 album JT

Fire And Rain
from the 2008 album One Man Band

11:30 Law with Ursula Cheer

11:45 Film Review with Graham Tuckett

Films reviewed are:
Nim's Island
Horton Hears a Who
The Real Dirt on Farmer John