Nine to Noon for Thursday 4 September 2008

09:05 Peter Moodie

The Medical Director of the Drug Buying Agency Pharmac talking about drug trials into a cholesterol lowering drug used by thousands of people in New Zealand that link it with increased cancer rates and show it may be ineffective.

09:20 Jacqueline Tither, Canterbury University PhD student

Study linking absence of fathers to early puberty in girls.

09:30 Winston Peters at the Privileges Committee

Brent Edwards, Radio New Zealand's Political Editor.

09:45 UK Correspondent Jon Dennis

10:05 Luciano Calestini

Luciano Calestini, UNICEF's Chief Aid Officer in Iraq was raised in New Zealand before embarking on a career with UNICEF helping children in some of the worst areas of the world, including Sudan, Afghanistan, Congo and East Timor. He now heads UNICEF's aid programme in Iraq.

10:30 Book Review with Jane Myhill

The Other Hand by Chris Cleave
Published by Hachette Livre
ISBN 978 034 096 3418

10:45 Reading: Wrestling with God by Lloyd Geering

Final Episode

11:05New Technology with Colin Jackson

Today's topic: Broadband.

11:30 John Banas

John Banas, TV writer, director. His career began in New Zealand, but he has spent the past two decades in Australia where he has been involved in many of Australia's most popular television shows, including All Saints and Water Rats. He is the co-creator and co-writer of the new Australian series City Homicide, screening on TV One Mondays 8.30pm.

11:45 Television Review with Simon Wilson

This week he looks at Jamie Oliver's new show on the more greusome side of the food we eat, as well as Marco Pierre White, and our very own Radar's new show, Off the Radar.