Nine to Noon on 7 July 2008

9:05 Asian crime fears

Peter Low, founder of the Asian Anti Crime Group; Rosa Chow, from the Asia Council on Reducing Crime; Superintendent Steve Shortland, District Commander for Counties Manukau.

In the wake of several high profile crimes in which the victims have been Asian, Peter Low says he may be forced to call on Triad gangs for protection if police do not do more to look after Asian peoples in South Auckland. Rosa Chow is concerned about the implications of involving Triads in supposed 'crime protection', and Superintendent Shortland talks about the initiatives police are taking to tackle anti Asian attacks in south Auckland.

9:30 National screening for prostate cancer

Professor Mark Frydenberg questions if we need a national screening system. Prostate cancer kills 600 New Zealand men a year but we still have no national screening system.

9:45 Africa correspondent Peter Greste

10:05 Feature Interview - Jessica Queller

Jessica Queller is a TV writer whose own battle to preserve her health and have a child is more dramatic than her soap-opera scripts.

10:35 Book Review: Two Little Boys by Duncan Sarkies

Reviewed by Dan Slevin
Published by Penguin

10:45 Book reading: Of a Boy by Sonya Hartnett

11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Laila Harre

11:30 Guest Chef Jeremy Jones

Today's recipes are Beef Stroganoff and Red Cabbage

11:30 Wine with John Hawkesby

11:45 A modest proposal or two with David Slack