Nine to Noon on Tuesday 26 August 2008

9:05 Crunch day for the Emissions Trading Scheme

It's now up to the Green caucus, which is meeting about now in Parliament, to decide whether to back a scheme that fails to meet some of its most basic demands, or to pull the plug on the Government's cornerstone environmental legislation. Kathryn talks to the Green's Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons.

9:20 Olympic funding

Peter Miskimmin, CEO SPARC

9:30 Encouraging kids to sing

Nikky Berry, Christchurch community music facilitator and singing teacher, who says kids are being told they are not good enough for the choir... and shouldn't be.

9:45 US Correspondent Richard Adams

Richard is Washington editor of The Guardian

10:05 My Father's Shadow

Sam Mahon, painter, sculptor, author, son of Justice Peter Mahon.

He's written his father's biography, a memoir, My Father's Shadow: A Portrait of Peter Mahon

10:30 Book Review: Into the Wider World by Brian Turner

Reviewed by Harry Ricketts
Published by Random House NZ Godwit, ISBN 9781869621421

10:45 Book reading: Wrestling with God by Lloyd Geering

Episode 5 of 12

11:05 Business with Rod Oram

Business and Economic commentator

11:30 Medical Ethics

Professor Alastair Campbell, Bioethicicst

Twenty years after the Cartwright Report, Auckland University and the Law Foundation are holding a conference later this week, asking what lessons have been learned, Professor Alistair Campbell, is one of the conference's keynote speakers.

Professor Alistair Campbell is currently The Director of the Centre for Biomedical Ethics at Singapore's National University, but was the expert witness on medical ethics before the Inquiry in 1988. He has since written on the unfortunate experiment and its effects on international practice in research ethics.

11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch