Nine To Noon for Tuesday 12 May 2009
Detlev Mehlis is currently the Senior Public Prosecutor in the Office of the Attorney General in Berlin. He is an international terrorism and organised crime prosecutor, is visiting the University of Otago. He will give a public lecture at the University on his experiences titled "International Justice and Terrorist Crimes: The murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq al-Hariri and other cases".
To mark Records and Archives Week, the association representing archivists is urging people to think about keeping hard copies of important or relevant personal emails. The theme this year is personal correspondence - if we dont preserve it then there are no personal stories to be told - and these personal letters tell us a lot about NZ history and culture.
Hugh Possingham is the director of the Ecology Centre at Queensland University.
10:30 Book Review with Louise O'Brien
In The Kitchen by Monica Ali
Published by DoubleDay
ISBN 978 038 561 4580
10:45 Reading: Llamas & Empanadas by Eleanor Meecham
Episode 7 of 10
Recounting her 5000 kilometre bicycle journey in the wilds of Argentina, Chile and Bolivia.
11:05 Business with Rod Oram, business and economics commentator
11:30 Causes of our everyday behaviours and how we make decisions
Dan Ariely is a behavioural economist and social scientist who has studied the causes of our everyday behaviours, in particular the subtle - but powerful - tricks our minds play on us when we make decisions. He is the author of Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions.
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch takes a look at this week's media issues