Nine To Noon for Thursday 17 July 2008
09:05 Abuse of elderly residents of rest homes
Jane McKendry, professional advisor Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Services at Age Concern; Felicity McLennan, spokesperson for the Wellington lobby group "Action on Elder Abuse"; and Rose Wall, Quality and Safety Manager, Ministry of Health.
Is the Ministry of Health doing enough to ensure residents are not being abused following the closure of the Belhaven Rest Home in Auckland over its mistreatment of residents?
09:30 World's most gruelling endurance race
Lisa Tamati, ultra marathon runner - just competed in the 31st Badwater Ultramarathon in Nevada, USA. This legendary foot race pits about 80 of the world's toughest athletes against one another and the elements.
Covering 217km non-stop from Death Valley to Mt Whitney in California in temperatures up to 55 C' it is the most demanding and extreme running race offered anywhere on the planet. Death Valley, part of the Nevada Desert in the United States' the valley earned its name over the years' but Lisa considers it a privilege and an honour just to be able to take part in the world's most gruelling endurance race.
It is the ultra-marathon runner's equivalent of the Hawaii Ironman. Lisa says it's the "unofficial world championships for the elite."
09:45 UK correspondent Michael White
10:05 Former US Supreme Court justice who in her 24 years on the bench sat on several landmark cases
Sandra Day O'Connor, in 1981 Sandra Day O'Connor became the first woman appointed to the US Supreme Court by then President Ronald Reagan.
Major cases have included that extraordinary Bush vs Gore case - where she joined with four other justices on the 9-member court to end Al Gore's legal challenge to George Bush's wafer-thin election majority.
She sat on the case that gave prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay the ability to challenge their detention in US courts, when it curbed the Bush administration's power to deny detainees the right to a lawyer - one of several cases the court heard relating to the so-called War on Terror.
A raft of cases on major social and moral issues have also gone before the court during her era.
10:30 Book Review with Michele A'Court
Hellraisers by Robert Sellers
Published by Preface
ISBN 978 184 809 0323
10:45 Reading. 'Of a Boy' by Sonya Hartnett (Part 9 of 10)
11:05 Maori Issues with Tahu Potiki
11:30 Travelling off the beaten track in muslim countries
Jill Worrall, travel writer, wrote two books. "A Blonde in the Bazaar" about Pakistan and she's about to release another book, this one about Iran, called "Two Wings of a Nightingale. In both books she tries to challenge the negative perception of these countries in the west/media.
Publisher: New Holland publishers
11:45 New Technology with Chris Keall, from PC World