Nine To Noon for Tuesday 26 May 2009
09:05 North Korea has conducted a second nuclear test
Professor Paul Rogers, security expert who's a professor of peace studies at Bradford University (UK).
09:20 Social justice concerns upon closer look at Auckland super-city model
Reverend Peter Sykes from St Elizabeth's Anglican Church in Weymouth and chairman of the Manukau Beautification Trust; Reverend Mark Beale, director of Mangere East Family Service Centre - a place where young children and their families are able to develop their life skills.
09:30 Attempt at non-stop, solo and unassisted circumnavigation of the world
Jessica Watson is attempting to be the youngest person to circumnavigate the world, non-stop, solo and unassisted. Jessia and her father, Roger Watson, join us to explain.
09:40 Attempt to be youngest solo sailor around the world
17-year-old Mike Perham is about to leave Auckland, half-way through his attempt to be the youngest solo sailor around the world.
09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt
10:05 Guillermo del Toro
Hollywood director Guillermo del Toro is in Wellington to direct The Hobbit - he joins us to talk about his life and career... and vampires.
10:30 Book Review with Gail Pittaway
The Children's Book by A S Byatt
Published by Chatto & Windus
10:45 Reading: On An Island With Consequences Dire by Kelly-Ana Morey
Episode 7 of 10
On a summer island, one bloody fit of jealousy and rage changes the lives of three teenage schoolgirl friends forever.
11:05 Business with Rod Oram, business and economic commentator
11:30 Tween fiction
Cathy Cassidy, successful British children's author and tween fiction writer (10 - 12 years). Her latest book is Angel Cakes.
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch
A weekly look at media issues.