Nine To Noon for Tuesday 24 February 2009
09:05 Jeanette Fitzsimons, Co-leader of the Green Party
Jeanette Fitzsimons to step down from her position as co-leader of the Green Party.
09:20 The dumbing down of womens roles in Hollywood Films
Dr Diane Purkiss, feminist historian from Oxford University.
09:45 British resident released from Guantanamo Bay
Binyam Mohamed, a British resident who claims he was subjected to torture worse than his darkest nightmares has just been released from Guantanamo Bay and arrived back in Britain.
Ethiopian born Binyam Mohamed was arrested in Pakistan in 2002 when he was trying to return to the UK. He claims he was tortured into falsely confessing to terrorist activities and claims that MI5 officers were complicit in his abuse.
Ahmed Ghappour, part of legal team representing Binyam Mohamed.
10:05 Jackie Malton
Former British Detective Inspector - character of Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect is based on her.
10:30 Book Review with Laura Kroetsch
The Hidden by Tobias Hill
Published by Faber & Faber
ISBN 978 057 121 8387
10:45 Reading. Tuvalu by Andrew O'Connor
Part 2 of 15
In this award-winning novel, Noah Tuttle is in Japan, a fairly safe distance from Australia and his past. His work teaching English to disinterested students is no more stimulating than his lack-lustre Australian girlfriend or their seedy hostel on the edge of Tokyo. But Mami changes all that. She is a dangerous attraction. (ABC Production)
11:05 Business with Rod Oram, Business and Economic commentator
11:30 Eric Bibb
American blues singer-songwriter Eric Bibb was born in New York; his father, Leon Bibb, is a singer in musical theatre who made a name for himself as part of the 1960s New York folk scene. His uncle was the jazz pianist and composer John Lewis, of the Modern Jazz Quartet. Family friends included Pete Seeger, Odetta and actor/singer/activist Paul Robeson, Bibb's godfather.
Bibb is in New Zealand for the Wellington jazz festival, and is touring NZ.
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch