Nine To Noon for Thursday 4 December 2008
09:05 OCR announcement - another record cut in interest rates
Patrick O'Meara, Radio New Zealand Business Editor; Ian Anderson, Grey Power executive member and chairman of the Superannuation Portfolio; Diana Crossan, The Retirement Commissioner; and Joan Frederikson, President, Retired Persons' Assn (Eastern Suburbs).
You can get more information on managing debt and saving (along with four other steps to getting sorted) in the new booklet Sorted - Your guide to getting there, which you can order free online or by calling 0800 SORT MONEY (767 866). You can also pick up a free copy from your local branch of ANZ or The National Bank, or visit www.sorted.org.nz.
09:30 Hollywood and science
Jennifer Ouellette, the "Popular science" author (The Physics of the Buffy-verse; Black Bodies and Quantum Cats: Tales from the Annals of Physics) has just been appointed first director of the US National Academy of Science's Science and Entertainment Exchange - acting as go-between between Hollywood producers who need some scientific basis or know-how in their movies/TV shows and the scientific community which can provide that know-how.
09:45 UK correspondent Michael White
10:05 Austin Deans
Austin Deans is considered the leading light of NZ watercolour painting, and one of NZ's early war artists. At 92 years old is still painting and is about to get married in February. Featuring in a big exhibition of NZ watercolour in Wellington at the moment (finishing Sunday 7th December)
10:30 Book Review with Mary McCallum
An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England by Brock Clarke Published by Text Publishing
ISBN 978 1 921351 89 1
10:45 Book Reading: The Blue by Mary McCallum
(Episode 14 of 15)
11:05 New Technology with Colin Jackson
Today's topic: "Co-working" and changing your internet provider
Don't put up with bad service - change your ISP.
11:30 The funniest man in Britain
Karl Pilkington, producer and co-presenter of The Ricky Gervais Show on London's Xfm, and later the record-breaking podcasts of the same name. He became the star - no mean feat when your co-hosts are Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. His book, The World of Karl Pilkington, is being released in NZ this month. It contains transcripts from the podcasts as well as drawings and exerpts from his diary.
11:45 TV Review with Simon Wilson