Nine to Noon on Tuesday 19 August 2008

9:05 Schools and court cases involving pupils

Peter Gall, who heads the Secondary School Principals Association, speaks from the perspective of a school which might find itself involved in a highly charged situation. A 14 year old student accused of raping a 16 year old girl who attends the same school, has been suspended after returning to school following being granted bail. The school says it should never have had to have put in this situation.

Judge Becroft, principal Youth Court judge, talks about the complexities facing a judge in this situation, and explains what is weighed up before the court arrives at its decisions.

9:20 Housing affordability

Bernard Hickey, from the website

9:30 New Zealand's environmentally friendly tourist spots

Lonely Planet author Errol Hunt

Jack Hitt9:45 US Correspondent

Jack Hitt (pictured left) is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, Harper's Magazine, and the public radio program "This American Life". He also frequently appears in places like Rolling Stone, Wired, and Outside Magazine.

Halima Bashir10:05 Genocide in Sudan

Interview with Halima Bashir, Sudanese doctor from the Zaghawa tribe, who has witnessed and experienced unimaginable horrors in Darfur.

According the UN the conflict between the Arab-dominated government in Khartoum and black Africans in Darfur has left about 300,000 dead and created 2.5 million refugees.

Halima Bashir has told her story in the book Tears of the Desert which is co written with journalist Damien Lewis.

10:30 Book Review: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

Reviewed by Michele A'Court
Published by Allen & Unwin
ISBN 9781741751680

10:45 Book Reading: Bus, a short Story by Tim Page

11:05 Business with Rod Oram, Business and Economic commentator

11:30 Child labour in the cocoa industry

John B Trew, Senior Technical Advisor in Child Labor and Education for CARE USA - a humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. John has spent over 10 years in the field of child labour and is co-author of Caution - Children at Work - Galvanizing Communities to End Child Labor. He is also chief architect of CARE's Organizational Policy Regarding Working Child and Hazardous Child Labor. John is a current member of the International Cocoa Verification Board and currently serving as its co-chair.

11:45 Beijing Olympics with Joseph Romanos