Nine To Noon for Thursday 19 March 2009
09:05 Stem cell research
Dr James Faed will be leading the clinical trials into the use of stem cells for treating spinal injuries.
Noela Vallis is the chairwoman of the Spinal Cord Society - a charity which has been raising money to fund research into stemcells.
09:20 Three strikes law
Melissa Wardlaw is an Attorney in the Public Defenders office is Santa Clara County, California. California has a 3 strikes law.
09:45 UK correspondent Michael White
A man is freed after 27 years in jail, the state of UK banks, and the "hospital of death".
10:05 Problem gambling
Anthony John, 26 year old who's just come out of almost a year in re-hab for his gambling addiction.
10:30 Book Review with Mary McCallum
First Touch of Light by Ruth Pettis
Published by Penguin NZ
10:45 Reading: How To Catch A Cricket Match by Harry Ricketts
Episode 4 of 10 of an entertaining exploration of that great game
11:05 New Technology with Colin Jackson
Mobes on the Tube? Not going to happen.
French Police save millions by switching to Linux
German Foreign Ministry goes to Linux - 'it's far cheaper to maintain'
11:30 Gabriel Weston - young British surgeon and author of Direct Red
Book based on what it is like to be a surgeon in a city hospital .. about the relationship with patients.
11:45 Televison Review with Simon Wilson