Nine To Noon for Tuesday 9 February 2010
09:05 Tax proposals
Bob Buckle, Dean of Commerce at Victoria University, and head of the government's Tax Working Group.
Po Bronson Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman are the authors of NurtureShock: New thinking about children, a book that has caused a stir by arguing that many strategies for nurturing children are backfiring because key twists in the science have been overlooked.
09:30 Cliches and double speak - the truth behind cliches and what they really mean
John Croucher has written a book called The Secret Language which examines the double-speak behind everyday expressions in the realms of real estate, motor vehicles, relationships, law, the corporate world, retail and medicine.
09:45 USA correspondent Luiza Savage
10:05 Anton Oliver - Life after Rugby
Former All Black Anton Oliver on life after rugby - he left rugby to gain a masters degree from Oxford university and is looking to embark on a new career in the energy sector.
10:30 Book Review with Harry Broad
Reluctant Hero by Michael Dobbs
Published by Simon & Schuster
10:45 Reading. The Year of the Shanghai Shark by Mo Zhi Hong (Part 2 of 10, RNZ)
In the Chinese city of Dalian Hai Long and his mates drink Coca-Cola , eat American fast food and go to English language lessons. But this year Hai Long leaves school to learn the unlikely trade of his uncle - a successful, learned man.
11:05 Business commentator Fran O'Sullivan looks at how business will judge John Key's speech to parliament, and news from our biggest company, Fonterra
11:30 Pop Culture
Karen Sternheimer is a sociologist, author and commentator from the University of Southern California who has studied the link between popular culture and social problems.
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch gives his opinion on the hype surrounding the Avatar film and how the media buy into it