Nine To Noon for Thursday 23 October 2008
09:05 Reserve Bank announces significant interest rate cut
Patrick O'Meara, Radio NZ Business Editor; and Rod Oram, economist and business commentator.
09:25 Official Cash Rate announcement
Phil O'Reilly, Chief Exec, Business NZ.
09:35 Contact Energy directors' fee increases
9:45 UK Correspondent Matthew Parris
10:05 American actor Joe Pantoliano
Best known for his roles as the menacing wise guy Ralph Ciffaretto in the TV series The Sopranos, and as Cypher in the film The Matrix, tough-guy actor Joe Pantoliano opens up about his long battle with mental illness and what's he's doing to help others.
10:30 Book Review with Phil Smith
Long Live the Modern: New Zealand's New Architecture 1904 - 1984 edited by Julia Gatley
Published by Auckland University Press
10:45 Book Reading: The Claw a short story by Kelly Joseph
11:05 New Technology with Colin Jackson
Today's topic: Books and the internet
11:30 Maori Battalion
Monty Soutar tells the story of his people, through the Second World War heroics of Company C of the Maori Battalion.
11:45 Television Review with Simon Wilson
Simon looks at the new series of House, and Lipstick Jungle - a new show based on a book by Candace Bushnell of Sex and the City fame.