Nine To Noon for Friday 29 April 2011
09:05 ACT party candidate
Veteran politician John Banks first entered parliament 30 years ago as a National MP. Since then he's been mayor of Auckland twice. He'll be standing for the ACT party in Epsom.
09:20 Improving the science of forecasting
Philip Tetlock, professor at the University of Pennsylvania, whose ground-breaking 2005 book Expert Political Judgment: How Good is It? How Can We Know? analysed 27,450 predictions from a variety of experts and found they were no more accurate than random guesses.
09:35 Royal memorabilia
Margaret Tyler is the owner of the biggest private collection of royal memorabilia in the UK.
09:40 UK correspondent Kate Adie - The Royal Wedding
09:50 Pacific correspondent Mike Field
The Wikileaks cables on Fiji and China.
10:05 Dennis Marsh - Maori country singer
Dubbed the Maori Cowboy, Dennis Marsh has gone from country lad to country music star. His album, Maori Songbook, made it to number one this month, beating the likes Britney Spears, Radiohead and Tiki Taane. Dennis talks about the long road to the top.
10:30 Book Review with Harry Ricketts
In Shackleton's Footsteps: A Return by Henry Worsley
Published by Virgin
10:45 Reading: Death and the Dreamlife of Elephants (Part 4 of 6)
An inner city tale about death and a search for deeper meaning in the routine of urban loneliness.
11:05 New Music with Sean McKenna
Artist: Fleet Foxes (www.fleetfoxes.com)
Album: Helplessness Blues
Song: The Plains/Bitter Dancer
Video: Grown Ocean
Download: free download of title track Helplessness Blues from www.fleetfoxes.com/helplessness-blues.html
Artist: Bachelorette (particletracks.com/bachelorette)
Song: Polarity Party Waveforms
Artist: Gorillaz (thefall.gorillaz.com)
Album: The Fall
Song: Revolving Doors
Artist: Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu (www.gurrumul.com)
Song: Ya Yawirriny
11:30 Sports commentator Richard Boock
Richard Boock gives his predictions for tonight's basketball final between the Breakers and the Cairns Taipans.
11:45 Week That Was with Radar and Michele A'Court