Nine To Noon for Tuesday 12 October 2010
09:05 Chris Carter's expulsion from Labour Party
Mike Williams, former Labour Party president; political commentator Chris Trotter.
09:20 The Right Stuff - anti drink drive programme
The confronting programme for driving offenders that is having huge success in changing the habits of young people facing serious driving charges.
Talia Hoy, 22-year-old recidivist drink driver who took part in the Right Stuff programme and has not reoffended. She is now working as a mentor on the programme; reformed drink-driver Julian Hetaraka; John Finch, creator of the Right Stuff programme; Lisa Tremewan, Waitakere District Court Judge.
09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt
10:05 Former All Black and business leader Sir Wilson Whineray
The longest serving All Black captain, who played 77 matches for New Zealand between 1957 and 1965 before stepping down from international rugby at the age of 30. Sir Wilson then did an MBA at Harvard before joining Alex Harvey Industries and becoming chairman of Carter Holt Harvey. He was knighted in 1998 for services to sport and business.
A Perfect Gentleman by Bob Howitt, published by HarperCollins
10:25 Book Review with Gail Pittaway
The Fry Chronicles by Stephen Fry
Published by Michael Joseph
Slide Show, written by Carl Nixon and read by Simon O'Connor
A five-part story from the pen of Carl Nixon about two boys and the uneasy relationship that develops between them and Mister McClean who lives next door. This story explores (among other things) a community's reaction to a paedophile and keeps the listener guessing about whether the boys will come through the story unscathed.
11:05 Business and Economic commentator Rod Oram
Recent comments by World Bank President Robert Zoellick that rising economic tensions reflect a weak global recovery.
11:20 Backyard Biodiversity
From building a weta motel, to planting shrubs that will bring native birds to your garden, ecologist Mike Bowie has tips on creating biodiversity in your backyard. Mike is co-author (along with fellow ecologist Al Check) of a booklet which details how to attract native birds, insects, lizards, and other beneficial creatures into the environment of the suburban backyard.
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch
The Paul Henry affair.