Nine to Noon on Tuesday 5 August 2008

9:05 Reducing high school suspensions

Peggy Burrows, Principal of Rangiora High School.

High schools say a government directive to reduce suspensions and keep more kids at school is leaving them struggling to cope with violent and disruptive students.

9:20 The Economy

Alan Bollard, Governor, Reserve Bank

9:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt

10:05: Misery in a Russian jail

Tig HagueWhile traveling to Moscow on business, London broker Tig Hague was caught with a tiny amount of hash in his jeans pocket, left over from a stag party. He was arrested and spent 15 months in a brutal Russian jail, where during the winter the temperature fell to minus 35 degrees. He tells how he survived 20 months of misery as a guest of the Gulag. (Photo by Neil Cooper)

10:30 Book Review: Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer

Reviewed by Gina Faafoi
Published by Penguin NZ, ISBN 9780141383347

10:45 Book reading: The Mesmerist written and read by Barbara Ewing

Part 12 of 15
Published by Sphere, ISBN 978-1847-440228

11:05 Business with Rod Oram, business and economic commentator

11:30 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Glen Stenhouse, author of parenting books, and psychologist specialising in children with ADHD. His latest book is called Does My Child Have ADHD?

11:45 Media with Denis Welch