Nine to Noon on Monday 30 June 2008

9:05 Use of Political Strategists Crosby Textor by National again

Nicky Hager, journalist and author; and Therese Arseneau, politics lecturer at Canterbury University

9:30 Australian backyard astronomer

Trevor Barry, Australian backyard astronomer - former mines worker in Broken Hill, now watches the rings around Saturn. .. and his images have been drawn to NASA's attention

9:45 Europe Correspondent Seamus Kearney

10:05 New challenges for John Walker

John Walker, former Olympian, experienced Olympic glory .. and now the athletics legend is passionate about a new project, helping New Zealand kids find their own Field of Dreams. He's also heavily involved with local body politics and a successful businessman in South Auckland.

10:30 Book Review: Reappraisals - Reflections on the Forgotten Twentieth Century by Tony Judt

Reviewed by John King
Published by Heinemann, ISBN 978 043 401 7416

10:45 Book reading: Nights With The Enemy

A short story by Mary Logan

11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooten and Laila Harre

11:30 Guest Chef Anne Thorpe

Tango Tamure (Snapper) & Urenika Potatoes

11:30 Wine commentator John Hawkesby

11:45 Tommy Honey, sophist and provocateur