Nine To Noon for Tuesday 2 March 2010
09:05 Will the new Auckland Super City be toothless?
Mike Lee, Chair of the Auckland Regional Council; and Peter McKinlay, director of Auckland's University of Technology's (AUT) local Government centre - which is the first University in NZ think-tank focussing on local Government established two years ago - he is also a Tauranga based consultant on strategic public policy primarily on local Government.
09:20 Capturing Saddam
Chris Wilson is a journalist for the Slate, an online current affairs magazine owned by the Washington Post Company.
09:45 USA correspondent Jack Hitt
10:05 Oscar the cat that can predict when people are close to death
Dr David Dosa is a geriatrician and professor at Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island who works with patients with severe dementia.
He broke the news of Oscar the cat's abilities in a paper in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2007 and has now written the book Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat.
10:30 Book Review with Graham Beattie
The Hopeless Life of Charlie Summers by Paul Torday
Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson
10:45 Reading. Duet by David Hill
A teenage blues guitarist finds himself playing a duet with the gorgeous flautist for the youth orchestra. (Part 2 of 14)
11:05 Business and economic commentator Rod Oram
11:30 Mitch Albom - faith, life lessons and death
Mitch Albom is a US sports columnist and author of international bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie and his latest book Have a Little Faith.
Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom
Published by Sphere
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch looks at the media coverage of the Chile earthquake and tsunami threat