Nine To Noon for Monday 21 March 2011
09:05 Air strikes over Libya
Tarek Bazley, Middle East correspondent comments on the latest in Libya.
Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is promising a long war with the West, as air strikes continue to pound his forces in Libya. The defiant leader appeared on Libyan state television overnight, and described the missile and air attacks by Western forces, new Nazism and terrorism.
09:15 What happened at Three Mile Island, and how does it compares to Fukushima?
Peter Bradford, former member of US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, on duty for the partial meltdown at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant in Pennsylvania in 1979.
09:30 5.1 aftershock in Christchurch last night
Mark Quigley, Canterbury University geologist, Mark Quigley, who lives in Avonside.
09:40 What are the risks to Christchurch babies in the aftermath of the earthquake?
Nick Baker, paediatrician.
10:05 Duchess of Devonshire - The last surviving Mitford sister
Deborah Cavendish, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, is the last surviving Mitford sister. The Mitfords were a defining family of their time - Unity was an enthusiastic Nazi, Diana married the fascist Sir Oswald Mosley, Nancy was a well-known author, and Jessica, known as Decca, became a communist.
Wait for Me! by Deborah Cavendish
Published by John Murray
10:30 Book Review with Anne Buchanan
Faulks on Fiction by Sebastian Faulks
Published by BBC Ebury
10:45 Reading: The Other Side Of Silence by Margaret Mahy
The adventure of a girl who decides to stop speaking (Part 1 of 12)
11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Sue Bradford
11:30 Guest Chef Mark Harman, new head chef in Dine by Peter Gordon
And wine commentator John Hawkesby
Today's recipes: Crumbed beef parcel stuffed with roast bell peppers, spinach, feta cheese, tomato chutney
Salmon fishcakes with soft poached egg & remoularde sauce
11:45 Off the Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne