Nine To Noon for Tuesday 24 August 2010
09:05 Parental consent for drinking by under 18-year-olds
Inspector Tracy Patterson, Police national alcohol manager; Professor Jennie Connor, Head of the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine at the University of Otago; Sally Casswell, public health researcher; and Jonathan Krebbs, Convenor of the Law Society's criminal law committee.
09:30 US climate change
Franz Litz heads Washington think tank, the World Resources Institute, on its climate change programme - advising on federal and state climate change initiatives.
He's been brought here by the US Embassy to give several talks on the US efforts and the prospects for global action on tackling climate change.
09:45 US correspondent Luiza Savage
10:05 Sebastian Wernicke
After making a splash in the field of bioinformatics, Sebastian Wernicke moved on to the corporate sphere where he motivates and manages multidimensional projects.
Currently an Engagement Manager at Oliver Wyman, Sebastian Wernicke originally studied bioinformatics at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena. During his time in academia, he devised an algorithm for analyzing biological networks that now aids researchers in dealing with their innate complexity.
10:30 Book Review with Louise O'Brien
The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman
Published by Fourth Estate
Between The Lines, written and read by Elisabeth Easther
Cass, a Kiwi girl working in London thinks she has had a lucky break when she befriends some film producers. (Part 2 of 5)
11:05 Business and Economic commentator Rod Oram
How four of our major companies are performing, with an emphasis on their strategies.
11:30 Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright
Acclaimed Canadian singer/songwriter talks about his upcomimg tour to New Zealand and his latest album - a very a personal tribute to his late mother, the legendary folksinger Kate McGarrigle.
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch
The latest magazine and newspaper circulation figures - who's come out on top?