Nine to Noon on Thursday 11 September 2008

9:05 The Peter's Saga

National's Deputy Leader Bill English on the Winston Peter's saga and what damage it is doing to the Labour led government. Also former ACT party leader Richard Prebble.

9:20 Official Cash Rate

Brendan O'Donovan - The Reserve Bank is announces the official cash rate.

9:30 Furniture making prisoners

The Auckland Homeshow is making its own modest effort to help prisoners make a 'good' getaway. The Homeshow, which starts tomorrow, will feature furniture made by prisoners as part of the Department of Corrections' Inmate Employment initiative.

We speak to Wynne McDonald from the Department of Corrections Inmate Employment scheme, and one of the inmates who's taking part in the scheme.

9:45 UK Correspondent Matthew Parris

10:05 Joe Greco

Joe Greco's Film 'Canvas' is a fictionalised version of his own childhood, as the son of a paranoid schizophrenic mother. The film won critical acclaim at many film festivals, and stars Oscar winning actress Marcia Gay Harden as the mother, and Joe Pantoliano (Ralphy in the Soprano's) as the father

10:30 Book Review: The Balloon Factory by Alexander Frater

Reviewed by Don Rood
Published by Picador
ISBN 978 033043 3105

10:45 Book reading: Mr Allbones' Ferrets by Fiona Farrell

Episode 4 of 10

11:05 New Technology with Colin Jackson

Today's topic:

11:20 Mahvish Rukhsana Khan

Mahvish Rukhsana Khan.Author of My Guantanamo Diary - The Detainees and the Stories they told me. Mahvish Rukhsana Khan is the daughter of two Afghan immigrants. While undertaking her law degree she began working a translater for Guantanamo detainees as she is fluent in Pashto and is familiar with Afghan culture and customs. After dozens of visits to the high security prison, she came to decide that most of her clients were totally innocent and were only there after being sold to the Americans by bounty hunters who'd been offered large sums to gather supposed insurgents and those with links to terrorism.

11:45 Television Review with Simon Wilson