Nine To Noon for Tuesday 9 December 2008
09:05 Mitre 10 fire in Onehunga
Larry Cocker, Chief Fire officer at the scene of yesterday's massive fire.
Eric Horvitz, Microsoft Computer scientist, also a medical doctor, who undertook the research on cyberchondria; Jim Vause, Blenheim GP Jim Vause who is also the Medical Editor of WONCA - the World Organisation National Colleges and Academies; and Professor Les Toop, from the Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences - and is also a practising GP.
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09:35 Climate Change conference in Poland
Barry Coates, Oxfam NZ Director
A vital climate change conference is underway in Poland, to hammer out the details of the climate change plans to supercede existing Kyoto protocol agreements.
09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt
John Anthony Duignan, former scientologist who has exposed the inner workings of the controversial religion that some call a cult.
Author of The Complex: An Insider Exposes the Covert World of the Church of Scientology.
John Duignan is a former high-ranking member of the Church of Scientology. In The Complex he describes how two years ago he staged a dramatic escape from the elite paramilitary group at the core of the Church, the Sea Organisation, and how he narrowly evaded pursuit by Scientologists from the Office of Special Affairs. He looks back on the 22 years he served in the Church's secret army and describes the hours of sleep deprivation, brain-washing and intense auditing or religious counselling he endured, as he was moulded into a soldier of Scientology.
10:30 Book Review with Gina Faafoi
Getting There: An Autobiography by Barbara Anderson
Published by Victoria University Press
ISBN 978 0864735904
10:45 Book Reading: What's Urdu for Sorry?, a short story by Jill Amos
11:05 Business with Rod Oram, Business and Economic commentator
11:30 The Actors Agent
Imogen Johnston, acting agent.
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch