Nine To Noon for Thursday 27 May 2010
09:05 Should workers be compensated when public holidays fall on weekends?
Robert Reid, National President of the National Distribution Union; and Roy Hanrahan, Employment Relations Consultant with Retailers Association.
09:20 The age of denial: why people reject the evidence and join denial groups
Seth Kalichman, a social psychologist at the University of Connecticut and expert on Aids denial groups.
09:45 UK commentator Jon Dennis
10:05 Fred Pearce - The Coming Population Crash
Is overpopulation a myth? Veteran environmental writer Fred Pearce's latest book The Coming Population Crash argues that the world's population is heading into decline which could spell the end of our environmental woes.
The Coming Population Crash: And Our Planet's Surprising Future by Fred Pearce.
10:30 Book Review with Graham Beattie
Appaloosa by Robert B Parker
Published by Corrus
10:45 Reading. Skin Writing: Z is for Gypsy by Albert Belz
Another story from the small tattoo studio called Underworld where the lines between the past and present meet every day.
Are you OK if the Government is told what books you buy? Do you want to read serious articles based on tweets?
Google video announcing Google TV
11:30 Mandy Hager - author of books for young adults
Mandy Hager's book The Crossing (the first book of the three-part Blood of the Lamb series) won the Young Adult Fiction prize in the 2010 NZ Post Children's Book Awards.
11:45 TV Reviewer Simon Wilson discusses the cream of local comedy