Nine To Noon for Thursday 13 November 2008
Ballu Khan, the New Zealand businessman who was arrested and beaten by the Fiji military a year ago, has been freed by the Fiji High Court.
Mr Khan faced three charges of conspiracy to kill. It was alleged he planned to assassinate coup leader and self-appointed Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama and senior members of his interim cabinet.
After his arrest in November last year he spent time under guard in hospital with a fractured skull and cheekbone.
At the High court, Justice Bruce stated that Mr Khan's personal rights and his rights to a legal counsel were breached by the police and the military, and he was unlawfully detained.
The judge also ruled that Mr Khan was subject to assault by either the military or the police and was subject to undue force.
Professor John Thompson, leading international Melanoma expert
09:30 Long-lost half brother of incoming NZ Prime Minister, John Key
Martyn Key found out this year that his long-lost half-brother was living on the other side of the world and was a top-ranking politician. That politician is about to become Prime Minister of New Zealand...
John Key's half-brother Martyn Key has had a whirlwind few months, and has himself become the focus of international media attention.
The brothers have never met, but Martyn's been following John's progress with interest from his home in Hampshire in England.
09:45 UK correspondent Michael White
10:05 Oldest stockbroker on Wall Street
Seth Glickenhaus, 94-year-old stock broker, Glickenhaus & Co. on Fifth Avenue, New York.
His first job on Wall St was in 1929 when suddenly a booming stock market came crashing down. He graduated from Harvard University in 1934, joining the legendary Salomon Brothers, before co-founding his own company four years later.
Since then he's lived through the Second World War, the stock market crash of '87, and now the latest world financial crisis.
And his advice? "It never pays to panic."
10:30 Book Review with Jane Westaway
Goldengrove by Francine Prose
Published by HarperCollins
ISBN 978 0 0617 11343
10:45 Book Reading: Do Not Go Gentle, a short story by Karen Zelas
11:05 New Technology with Colin Jackson
Today's topic: domain names and messy bloggers.
11:30 Teens and safety
Michael Ungar, Canadian author and researcher argues that teenagers thrive on a recipe of risk and responsibility.
Author of Too Safe for their Own Good - How risk and responsibility help teens thrive.
For information on Michael Ungar's Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin parents' evenings, visit www.michaelungar.com.
11:45 Television Review with Simon Wilson
Simon looks at the new series of Heroes, and has been tracking the political aspirations of Pulp Sport comics Bill and Ben.