Nine to Noon on Friday 8 August 2008

09:05 Child Poverty Report

Cindy Kiro, Children's Commissioner

09:20 Pensioners chased by Blue Chip lawyers

John Mather, a retired farming couple in their seventies. In return for a $351,000 mortgage on their house, Blue Chip investments told them they would receive $10,000 a year in rentals from a new apartment in Auckland's St Martin's Lane.

The trouble is, when the Blue Chip companies went under, owing more than $80 million dollars, the Mathers' became liable for mortage payments on their home - which they thought was protected in a family trust - and their $10,000 a year income was turned into $3000 a month mortage interest payment.

The Mathers have now been told their property will be sold from under them to pay the debt.

9:30 How our private spaces reveal our personalities

Sam Gosling, psychologist from University of Texas and author of the book Snoop

9:45 Asia correspondent Phil O'Sullivan

10:05 Young@Heart

Steve Martin, 80 year old chorus member; Jeanne Hatch, 81 year old chorus member and Bob Climan, 53 year old Artistic Director.

The Young@Heart Chorus has been going for 26 years, but has recently been made famous by the documentary of the same name which is now playing throughout the country at the Film Festival; British documentary maker Stephen Walker travelled to Northhampton Massachusetts to film the group and make the movie. The movie has been hugely popular wherever it has screened - mostly receiving standing ovations, including in New Zealand where it's currently touring as part of the International Film Festival.

10:30 Book Review: My Name is Will by Jess Winfield

Reviewed by Mary Daysh
Published by Allen & Unwin
ISBN 9781741756029

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

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

11:05 Music with Manu Taylor

Neil Worboys and the Real Time Liners - Some Day Soon
(Ode Records 2008)

Eli 'Paperboy' Reed & The True Loves - Roll With You
(Q Division Records/Shock Records 2008)

Briar Ross - Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words I Love You)
(Ode Records 2008)

11:30 Beijing Olympics

Joseph Romanos looks at the Opening Ceremony of the XXIV Olympiad

11:45 Week That Was with Radar and Elizabeth Easther