Nine To Noon for Friday 14 November 2008
09:05 Proposed sheriff for Invercargill
Tim Shadbolt, Mayor of Invercargill; Chester Borrows, National Party police spokesperson; and Len Brown, Mayor of Manukau.
09:35 Mysterious creatures of folklore
John Downes, a Cryptozoologist who has devoted his life to searching for those mysterious creatures of folklore - beasts like Bigfoot, the Yeti, the Loch Ness Monster and the lesser known Cornish Owlman. He founded the Centre for Fortean Zoology in Britain 16 years ago - and it's now the world's largest mystery animal research group.
09:45 Asia correspondent Phil O'Sullivan
10:05 Indian Women in NZ
Fed up with the steryotypes she came up against when she moved to New Zealand from India seven years ago, she wrote a book about it. When she moved here, she found many New Zealanders thought the typical Indian woman speaks broken English, reeks of curry, works in a dairy and is completely under her husband's thumb. Dr Pio spent two years interviewing Indian women throughout the country - the result is Sari: Indian Woman at Work in New Zealand.
Edwina Pio, Associate Professor at AUT's Business School in Auckland, Sukhi Turner, former three-time Dunedin mayor; Naema Chhima,
10:30 Book Review with Dan Slevin
The Celluloid Circus by Wayne Brittenden
Published by Random House NZ Godwit
ISBN 978 1 869 621469
10:45 Book Reading: Letter from America, a short story by Frances Cherry
11:05 Music with Manu Taylor
Sheba - Sheba 001 - 2008 Afrobombastic Records/Rhythm Method
Luke Buda - Vesuvius - 2008 Luke Buda/Arch Hill Records AHR035
Fiona Pears - Fire & Light - 2008 self released/Fruitsalada Records FS006
11:30 Sports commentator Richard Becht
11:45 Week That Was with Radar and Gemma Gracewood