Nine To Noon for Tuesday 30 November 2010
09:05 Wikileaks releases flood of classified US documents
Robert Booth, Guardian reporter who has been looking through some of the leaked documents from whistleblower website Wikileaks. Wikileaks has begun publishing a quarter of a million US state department, prompting the incoming chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, Republican Pete King, to call for it to be labelled a terrorist organisation.
09:20 Proposals to tackle long term benefit dependency
Paula Rebstock, chair of the Welfare Working Group, which recently released its options paper aimed at tackling long term benefit dependency. Its suggestions include tying work expectations for sole parents on a benefit to the age of their first child, integrating parts of sickness and invalids benefit sytem with ACC and fully contracting out the funding and delivery of employment and other services.
09:45 US correspondent Luiza Savage
10:05 Ray Columbus - NZ music legend who's recovering from a stroke
Faced with the prospect of not being able to sing after a debilitating stroke in 2008, Ray needed a project - so set about compiling a DVD of the best bits from the TV series, That's Country (on air 1976 - 1983, which he developed and hosted). The DVD has just been released through Sony Music.
10:30 Book Review with Rae McGregor
A Tiny Bit Marvellous by Dawn French
Published by Michael Joseph
10:45 Reading: The Conquest of Mount Cook by Freda du Faur
An account of Freda Du Faur's conquest to climb Mount Cook in 1910. (Part 2 of 5)
11:05 Business and Economic commentator Rod Oram
The Auckland Council's business case for the CBD rail loop and Transport Minister Steven Joyce's comments on the issue.
11:30 What is the link between poverty and poor child health?
Nick Fancourt, paediatric registrar who's studying the link between poverty and poor child health. He's been awarded a Fulbright Award ($350,000) to complete a PhD in the US.
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch
Coverage of the Pike River mine tragedy and Redmer Yska's new book Truth: The Rise and Fall of the People's Paper.