Nine to Noon for Thursday 29 May 2008

09:05 Is drug policy working?

Mike Sabin, Director Methcon group and former detective working with P labs; and Ross Bell, from the NZ Drug Foundation.

09:30 Downstage in trouble

Miranda Harcourt, Wellington actor and director; and Colin McColl, former Artistic Director of Downstage, currently Artistic Director of Auckland Theatre Company.

09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie

10:05 Yorkshire Ripper

Richard McCann, son of first victim of the Yorkshire Ripper, the notorious serial killer Peter Sutcliffe. Richard was five when his mother became the Ripper's first victim.

Richard McCann's biographies are called Just a Boy, about his childhood, and the sequel, Into the Light?

10:30 Book Review with Michele A'Court

Is She Still Alive? by Tessa Duder
Published by HarperCollins NZ
ISBN 978 186 950 7107

10:45 Reading: Desperate Man by Matthew O'Sullivan

The fourth of five Hartley Manners Stories

11:05 Maori Issues

Tahu Potiki, head of Ngai Tahu's Otago Runanga

11:30 ANZAC's

Barry Heard, Australian Vietnam veteran and author. He has released his second book - a memoir called The View from Connor's Hill - a kind of pre-quel to his book "Well Done, Those Men" on the damage caused to him by fighting in the Vietnam War.

11:45 New Technology with Colin Jackson