09:0 5 Swine flu

Professor Mike Davis, of the University of California - environmental historian and author, who believes the continuing spread of swine flu is evidence of the World Health Organisations failed pandemic strategy.

09:15 Swine flu

Madeline Stevens, a New Zealander living in Mexico.

09:30 'How to' publishing phenomenon

Gill Holcombe - author of a book of basic, good home cooking that has become a UK publishing phenomenon in the current economic climate, How to Feed Your Whole Family a Healthy Balanced Diet With Very Little Money and Hardly Any Time, Even If You Have a Tiny Kitchen, Only Three Saucepans (one with an Ill-fitting Lid) and No Fancy Gadgets - Unless You Count the Garlic Crusher.


09:45 Australian correspondent Paul Barclay

10:05 PJ O'Rourke

America's foremost political satirist, right-wing ratbag and author of more than a dozen best-sellers, including Parliament of Whores, Give War a Chance, Eat the Rich, The CEO of the Sofa and Peace Kills.

He is a regular contributor to Atlantic Monthly, and is the former editor of Rolling Stone magazine. Apparently he is also the most quoted living man in The Penguin Dictionary of Modern Humorous Quotations. He's fully recovered from a year-long battle with cancer in 2008.

The Centre for Independent Studies is presenting a dinner lecture by PJ O'Rourke in Auckland on Invisible Hand versus Visible Fist, Thursday, 30 April 2009 Sky City, Auckland.

10:25 Book review with Kate Blackhurst

Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh.
Published by John Murray
ISBN 978 071 956 8978

1045 Reading: Telegraph Tales by J Edward Brown

(Part 3 of 5)

The third in a series of five stories about Jimmy Preston - cadet telegraphist.

11:05 Music review with Marty Duda

Artist Of The Week is Pet Shop Boys

1. West End Girls (3:59) - Pet Shop Boys taken from 1986 album "Please" (EMI)

2. Always On My Mind (4:01) - Pet Shop Boys taken from 1988 album "Introspective" (EMI)

3. The Night I Fell In Love (5:04) - Pet Shop Boys taken from 2002
album "Release" (Parlophone)

4. Did You See Me Coming (3:41) - Pet Shop Boys taken from 2009 album "Yes" (Parlophone)

11:30 Legal commentator Ursula Cheer

11:45 Film review with Graeme Tuckett

Graeme discusses the latest cinema offerings. This week, Defiance and Wolverine.