Nine To Noon for Friday 3 April 2009
09:05 Cambodian Khmer Rouge Tribunal
More than 30 years after his brother was captured and murdered by the Khmer Rouge, Rob Hamill is heading to Cambodia to eyeball the man who ran the torture centre. The Olympic and transatlantic rower was only 14 when his older brother Kerry's yacht strayed into Cambodian waters. Kerry was captured and abused at one of Pol Pot's notorious torture centres, run by Kaing Guek Eav- known as Doich.
Rob Hamill says he will travel to Cambodia to seek answers from the Khmer Rouge leader - including where his brothers remains are.
09:20 Auckland Super City
One of The Royal Commission on Auckland Governance report's authors, Dame Margaret Bazley, knows this area well as a former head of the Social Welfare Department. The report was released exactly a week ago.
It calls for abolition of all seven city and district councils and the regional council, and the creation of one single Auckland Council.
Under it, community councils would implement decisions but not have decision making powers.
But the commissioners go further, and call for unprecendented co-operation between central government and the new local council, and a key but low profile issue raised in their report is Auckland's social issues and services.
09:45 Asia correspondent Phil O'Sullivan
10:05 Taking British comedy to Hollywood
British comedian Steve Coogan has built an acting career playing losers and misfits... he's also taking the film industry by storm, with roles in movies like 24 Hour Party People, Tristram Shandy, as well as the recent Hollywood blockbuster Tropic Thunder.
10:30 Book Review with Louise O'Brien
The Winter Vault by Anne Michaels
Published by Bloomsbury
10:45 Reading. Plane Sailing by Charlotte Grimshaw read by Madeleine Hyland.
(Part 2 of 2)
Epiphany comes for a sleep-deprived solo mum.
11:05 Music Review with Manu Taylor
Madeleine Peyroux - "Bare Bones" - 2009 Rounder Records / Decca Music Group 613 2722 DH
Tama Waipara - "Sir+Plus And The Requirements" - 2009 Self Released
11:30 Sports commentator Joseph Romanos
11:45 Week That Was with Radar and Irene Pink