Nine To Noon for Tuesday 17 November 2009
09:05 Are proposals to crack down on breaches of court suppression orders by internet sites an exercise in futility?
Russell Brown, blogger and media commentator; and Ursula Cheer, Media Law professor, University of Canterbury.
09:20 Greenwashing consumer products - how marketers mislead consumers by spinning their products as environmentally friendly
Lise Beutel, Consultant and Marketing Manager at TerraChoice Environmental Marketing (Canadian environmental marketing consultants who have conducted a study on the most greenwashed products); and Jon Tanner, Chief Executive of Organics Aotearoa NZ.
09:30 Skateboard aid
Sharna Nolan, an Australian aid worker who is helping to keep children in Afghanistan off the dangerous streets by teaching them how to skateboard.
09:45 USA correspondent Luiza Savage
10:05 Andy Bichlbaum - The Yes Men Fix the World
The Yes Men - otherwise known as Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, are mischevious political pranksters out to expose the dark side of big business. They've gained much notoriety, as well as acclaim for talking their way into significant corporate events by impersonating representatives of powerful corporations and government organizations such as ExxonMobil, McDonald's, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. They then use their moment in the spotlight to expose what they call "the biggest criminals on the planet".
They've just released a film of their exploits called The Yes Men Fix the World which is currently screening across the United States.
10:30 Book Review with Michele A'Court
Pilgrims by Garrison Keillor
Published by Faber & Faber
10:44 Reading: The Vintner's Luck by Elizabeth Knox
(Part 7 of 15)
A story of love, life, wine and angels.
11:05 Business and economics commentator Rod Oram
The recent surge of stockmarket floats and rights issues.
11:30 Pokie addict - Lynette Whale
Lynette Whale played pokies for seven years and it led to the loss of her home, and all of her savings. She discusses how she recovered and got her life back on track. She's just published Even When I Win: My Journey Through Problem Gambling (published by Steele Roberts).
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch
Should we be writing off newspapers in the 21st century?