Nine To Noon for Monday 17 May 2010
09:05 NZ soldier in British Army honoured for role in grenade attack in Afghanistan
James McKie, a former NZ soldier now a rifleman with the British Army based in Edinburgh. He was involved in a grenade attack in Afghanistan in March. McKie has been hailed a hero for hurling a live grenade back at the Taleban and saving the lives of two British army comrades in Helmand; he suffered shrapnel wounds in the process.
09:20 Humanitarian aid and war
Linda Polman, author of War Games: The Story of Aid and War in Modern Times.
The war zone veteran believes humanitarian aid can actually prolong wars or reward perpetrators of violence rather than victims. She says aid agencies recognise the problems but are unwilling to address them because of the pressures of competition.
09:40 Penguin Publishers recall NZ book
The publisher Penguin has recalled another NZ book after claims sections of it were plagiarised.
Abbie Jury, book reviewer who spotted plagiarised elements in The Tui NZ Fruit Garden by Sally Cameron; Fergus Barrowman, Victoria University Press; and Stephen Stratford, book editor.
09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney
10:05 Morgan McGlone - Australasian Chef
Morgan McGlone, chef and owner of Flinders Inn
10:30 Book Review with Don Rood
Did You Really Shoot the Television? A family fable by Max Hastings
Published by Fourth Estate
10:45 Reading. Lucky Bastard by Peter Wells
Did Eric Keelings actions constitute a further war crime? His two children are confronted with an ugly possibility. (Part 11 of 15)
11:05 Politics with Andrew Campbell and Matthew Hooton
11:30 Guest chef Al Brown and wine commentator John Hawkesby
11:45 Off the Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne