Nine To Noon for Tuesday 23 December 2008
09:05 Call by School Trustees to extend the school day
Ray Newport, General Manager of the School Trustees Association; Prue Kelly, Principal of Wellington High School, which has already changed its hours to cater for teenagers' sleep patterns; and Frances Nelson,
President of the Primary Teachers Union, the NZEI.
09:20 Holiday road policing blitz
Superintendant Paula Rose, first female officer to become National Road Policing Manager.
09:30 Christmas dining 4 Ingredients style
Rachael Bermingham, co-author of 4 Ingredients cookbook and 4 Ingredients 1 and 4 Ingredients 2, best sellers in Australia and both available in New Zealand. Published by Random House in NZ.
09:45 US Correspondent Jack Hitt
10:05 Big Year interview series
Tiki Taane, musician. His first solo album Past, Present and Future hooked him six nominations at the Music Awards earlier this year. The 31-year-old is the former front-man for Salmonella Dub. He left the band last year to pursue a solo career - which so far is going like a rocket. He also has his own production company and is soon to be a dad for the first time.
It's a long way from his adolescence in Christchurch where Tiki Taane was on the fringes of the gang scene, dabbling in drugs and crime.
10:30 Book Review with John King
Reporting America The Life of the Nation 1946 - 2004 by Alistair Cooke Published by Allen Lane
ISBN 978 184614 0471
10:45 Reading. Peas, a short story by Suzanne Gee
11:05 Business with Bernard Hickey, managing editor, interest.co.nz
11:30 Valerie Vili
Valerie Vili, Olympic gold medal winning shotputter
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch