On Nine to Noon Today

9:05 Anti psychotic drugs given to Alzheimers patients in nursing homes

Paul Burstow, British Liberal Democrat MP and elderly rights campaigner; and Lucille Ogston, National Director, Alzheimers New Zealand, who says patients here are given anti-psychotic drugs to deal with symptoms such as agitation and aggression.

9:30 Global impact of Biofuels

Eric Holt Gimenez, The Executive Director of the Institute for Food and Development Policy; and Rachel Smolker, research biologist at the Global Justice Ecology Project at the University of Vermont in the United States

9:50 Middle East correspondent Irris Makler

10:05 Crusade to save the planet in one year

Mark Watson, British comedian and artist

10:30 Book Review: Caging Skies by Christine Leunens

Reviewed by David Hill
(Published by Random House NZ Vintage ISBN 978 186 941 9578)

10:45 Book reading: Dances With Marmots by George G. Spearing

Episode 1 of 10. An Otago fireman hikes 2650 miles from Mexico to Canada along the Pacific Crest Trail.

11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Laila Harre

11:30 Guest Chef Ray McVinnie

Winter Seafood Stew and Lemon Marmalade Sponge

11:40 Wine with John Hawkesby

11:45 A modest proposal or two from David Slack