Nine To Noon for Tuesday 16 March 2010
09:05 BCRA1 and BCRA2 gene testing - lawsuit in the US
Lisbeth Ceriani, cancer patient who's one of the plaintiffs; Sandra Park, American Civil Liberties Union staff attorney; and Dr Don Love, director of Diagnostic Genetics, LabPLUS, Auckland City Hospital.
09:20 Worst cyclone in decades batters the Fijian Island
Commissioner Northern Lt Colonel Inia Seruiratu, Vanua Levu Disaster Office; and Ron Eckstrom, Auckland based co owner of Qamea Island Resort on Qamea island off Taveuni.
09:45 USA correspondent Jack Hitt
10:05 Simon Upton - director designate of the OECD Environment Directorate
Simon Upton takes up his new role as director of the OECD Environment Driectorate next month. He was chair of the OECD Round Table on Sustainable Development for six years, and before that spent 19 years in parliament. In 1999 he was named as the Environment Minister in the World Economic Forum's "Dream Cabinet".
10:30 Book Review with Anne Buchanan
The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak
Published by Viking
10:45 Reading: As It Happens by Stephen Higginson
On the run from the law, Jimmy Van stumbles into more than he was counting on when he goes into a deserted house. (Part 2 of 2, RNZ)
11:05 Business and economic commentator Rod Oram looks at the business and economics issues in trans-Tasman relations
11:30 DNA profiling - 20 years of DNA profiling in New Zealand
Sally-Ann Harbison, an ESR Scientist, has worked in the field for the past two decades, and has seen first hand the huge advances in DNA profiling.
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch discusses what the future holds for public television in New Zealand