Nine To Noon for Tuesday 11 November 2008
09:05 Funding of new generation of cancer drugs
Chris Atkinson, Medical Director of the Cancer Society
09:20 Longitudinal studies
Alan Emond, Professor of Child Health at the University of Bristol and who's worked on several major longitudinal studies in the UK; Dr Susan Morton, Director of Growing Up in New Zealand, a major new longitudinal study (7800 subjects) that's about to get underway at Auckland University; and Dr Richie Poulton, Director of the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health & Development Research Unit, University of Otago. This longitudinal study has been going for 38 years, and is internationally renowned.
09:30 One man, 59 million words
Ammon Shea has the dubious distinction of having read the entire 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary from cover to cover.
He is the author of "Reading the Oxford English Dictionary". He has also worked as a furniture removal man, New York gondalier and busker.
9:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt
10:05 Jeffrey Sachs - "the world's best-known economist"
Jeffrey Sachs - Economist, Director, The Earth Institute at Columbia University, and author of Common Wealth - Economics for a Crowded Planet. He is also Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Sachs is also President and Co-Founder of Millennium Promise Alliance, a nonprofit organization aimed at ending extreme global poverty. He became a Harvard professor at 28, born in Detroit, 1954.
In April 2004, and again in April 2005, Professor Sachs was named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine. In February 2002 Nature Magazine stated that Sachs "has revitalized public health thinking since he brought his financial mind to it." In 1993 he was cited in The New York Times Magazine as "probably the most important economist in the world" and called in Time Magazine's 1994 issue on 50 promising young leaders "the world's best-known economist."
10:30 Book Review with Bruce Brown
The Devil's Own War edited by John Crawford
Published by Exisle Publishing
10:45 Book Reading: The Hoary Mullein, a short story by Stephen Walker
11:05 Business with Rod Oram, Business and Economic commentator
11:30 Boys of Everest
Clint Willis, climber and author of Boys of Everest. Hillary's conquest of Everest inspired a generation of British climbers - young and from a middle or lower-class background - to push the boundaries of mountaineering in the 60s and 70s. Tragically, most pushed them too far and became climbing's "lost generation". Their story is told in Clint Willis' book The Boys of Everest.
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch