Nine To Noon for Tuesday 28 April 2009
09:05 Mexico swine flu
Hilda Garcia - online editor, El Universal.
09:15 Swine flu and fears of a pandemic
Julia Peters, clinical director for Auckland Regional Public Health.
09:30 Sleep and Colds
A recent study at the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh has come to the conclusion that people who sleep less than seven hours per night have a three times higher risk of catching a cold than those who get 8 hours shut-eye or more.
Dr David L Katz is a public health professor at Yale University, specialising in preventive medicine. He has authored ten books to date, is a syndicated health columnist for the New York Times and a medical contributor for ABC News.
He says getting good sleep should count among the priorities of health-conscious people.
09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt
10:05 Margaret Foster - Netball coach and cancer survivor
Silver Linings - Margaret Foster has written a book called Silver Linings about her fight to survive cancer and her netball career - it is an honest account of her life, career and cancer battles, mixed with self help style tips for athletes, coaching and those battling cancer.
10:30 Book Review with Jane Westaway
The Kit-Kat Club: Friends Who Imagined a Nation by Ophelia Field Published by Fourth Estate
10:45 Reading. Telegraph Tales by J Edward Brown (Part 2 of 5)
The second in a series of five stories about Jimmy Preston - cadet telegraphist.
11:05 Business with Rod Oram, Business and Economic commentator
11:30 Flynn Effect - How IQ rises over time
Professor James Flynn is a Distinguished Associate of The Psychometrics Centre at the University of Cambridge and Professor Emeritus at the University of Otago (New Zealand), recipient of the University's Gold Medal for Distinguished Career Research. As a psychologist, he is best known for the 'Flynn Effect', the discovery of massive IQ gains from one generation to another, and he has been profiled in Scientific American. The American Psychological Association has devoted a symposium and a book to his research.
As a philosopher, his latest book is How To Defend Humane Ideals. Professor Jeremy Waldron of Columbia has described its treatment of race and class as 'magnificent'. He has been Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution (Stanford) and Distinguished Visiting Speaker at Cornell. He has been featured in Scientific American and Newsweek and awarded his university's Medal for Distinguished Career Research.
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch's weekly look at media issues