Nine To Noon for Monday 30 November 2009
09:05 Warnings about the dangers of stem cell tourism - with increasing reports of links to diseases like cancer and meningitis
Ashley Thomson is a 28-year-old Auckland man who became tetraplegic in 2000. He is currently in Delhi receiving injections of embryonic stem cells to try and cure his paralysis and allow him to walk again; associate professor Bronwen Connor, a stem cell research scientist, at Auckland University; and Rein Terpstra. Rein's wife Willie Terpstra sought experimental cell treatment for her motor neurone disease in 2006, in China. While she achieved some temporary relief from her symptoms, they returned and she died later that year.
Ashley Thomson's website: www.riseup.co.nz.
09:30 Fast-track residency for wealthy entrepreneurial migrants
Mike Bell, manager of the Skilled Migrant Information and Resources Centre in Christchurch; and Kim Saull, immigration consultant and former vice chair of the NZ Association for Migration and Investment.
09:45 Europe correponsent Seamus Kearney
10:05 Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander spent nine years playing the self-absorbed, neurotic, hapless schlep, George Constanza, in the award winning comedy Seinfeld.
Next week he'll be in Auckland and Wellington for two stand-up comedy shows.
10:30 Book Review with Sonja de Freiz
Promised Land by Grahame Sydney
Published by Penguin NZ
10:45 Reading: Pedal Power - Great Bicycle Journies by Roy Sinclair
(Part 1 of 5)
In a bold attempt to combat inevitable dotage '60-something' Roy Sinclair decides to cycle the length of Japan.
11:05 Politics with Andrew Campbell and Matthew Hooten
11:30 Guest chef Paul Jobin
Freelance chef, culinary tutor and author of A Pinch of Salt, Paul Jobin, with wine commentator John Hawkesby.
Recipes: Saffron Chicken + Hazelnut & Parsnip Cake
11:45 Off The Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne, outdoorsman and adventurer
See images in the Kennedy Warne Gallery.