Nine to Noon for Tuesday 22 July 2008

09:05 Mengingoccal B vaccine short term effect

Dr Nikki Turner, Head of the Immunisation Advisory Centre at Auckland University and Lynda Williams, from Auckland Women's Health Council.
Data from the Immunisation Advisory Centre shows the Menz B vaccine only has short term effect - so was the 200 million dollar campaign worth it?

09:30 The $60b a year water business

Elizabeth Royte, author of "Bottlemania" - how H2O came to be a US $60 billion a year business. But the real problem is, it's a diminishing resource and the environmental cost of removing it from the ground, packaging it in fancy plastic bottles and transporting around the world is unsustainable.

09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt

10:05 David Sedaris

David Sedaris, American Humourist now living in London and Paris.
His best-selling books of humorous essays tell true but exaggerated stories of his unusual family from North Carolina, his attempts to become a conceptual artist, his various dead-end jobs and general stories of embarrassing incidents. His latest book "When You are engulfed in Flames" has just been released in New Zealand.

10:30 Book Review with Sonja de Freiz

Beautiful People by Simon Doonan
Published by HarperCollins UK
ISBN 978 000 726 9549

10:45 Reading: The Mesmerist - Written and read by Barbara Ewing

Published by Sphere.
ISBN 978-1847-440228. (Part 2 of 15)

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

7 x 7 The Big Think: New Zealand 2008 - 7 People. 7 Ideas. 7 Minutes Each. Back by popular demand, 7x7 is an ideas forum for people ambitious for what the world might be and New Zealand's role in this framework.
Speakers and presenters have big ideas about big subjects; innovative and creative ideas that move New Zealand into the world; global ideas; provocations, demos, stories, briefings and discoveries.

11:30 Universal student allowance

Professor Roger Field, Chair, Vice-Chancellors' Committee; and Paul Falloon, Co-president, NZUSA.
Professor Field argues that NZ students are amongst the best financially supported in the western world and that any extra funding in the tertiary sector should go into infrastructure, whereas Paul Falloon argues that NZ students are increasingly in debt and finding it difficult to make ends meet and that a universal student allowance is necessary.

11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch