Nine To Noon for Thursday 20 May 2010
09:05 Crisis in Thailand
Thongchai Winichakul, University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of history specialising in the intellectual and cultural history of Thailand.
Ron McCallum, chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
09:30 Wonky Donkey
Craig Smith, creator of Wonky Donkey book which won Children's Choice Award at the NZ Post Children's Book Awards.
09:45 UK correspondent Matthew Parris
10:05 Diana Patterson - first woman to head an Antarctic research station
Diana Patterson, former leader of an Australian Antarctic research station, who has written biography about her eight-year battle to get accepted by the Australian Antarctic Division.
The Ice Beneath My Feet: My Year in Antarctica by Diana Patterson
Published by ABC Books (HarperCollins Publishers)
10:30 Book Review with Phil Smith
Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel
Published by Text
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 12 of 15)
11:05 New Technology with Ben Gracewood
11:30 Parenting with Simon Rowley, Auckland City Hospital Paediatrician and member of the Brainwave trust
11:45 TV reviewer Simon Wilson