Nine To Noon for Thursday 30 July 2009
09:05 MP's spending
Lockwood Smith, Parliament Speaker; Metiria Turei, co-leader of the Green Party; and Te Ururoa Flavell, Maori Party whip.
09:20 Indigenous health
Matthew Town, indigenous health expert of American Indian descent runs a programme in the US working with tribal communities. He is coming to New Zealand next month to speak at a conference on Maori cancer.
Vist www.maoricancer.co.nz - for conference details.
09:30 Study of hopes and fears of teenagers in NZ
Dr Kathrin Otrel-Cass, researcher at Waikato University's Centre for Science Technology and Education Research and Lead Researcher into study of hopes and fears of teenagers in NZ. The study is part of broader researcher involving teenagers in Austria and Germany.
09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie
David Kessler, author of book The End of Overeating which seeks to explain why certain foods and the ingredients in them, compel people to overeat by altering the brain's chemistry.
David Kessler is a Harvard-trained doctor, lawyer, medical school dean and former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration.
10:30 Book Review with Phil Vine
Wild Nights by Joyce Carol Oates
Published by HarperCollins
10:45 Reading. The Orphan Gunner by Sara Knox
(Part 9 of 10)
An unconventional romance set in bomber command in Lincolnshire during WWII.
11:05 Technology expert Nat Torkington
Self-destructing data, online fundraising, and how we're all African.
Online Fundraising, givealittle.co.nz, kickstarter.com
We're All African Now:
Psychologist and parenting expert Nigel Latta talks about step-parenting
11:45 Television review with Simon Wilson
Simon Wilson tells us about Aussie show Packed To The Rafters, and Moonshot.