Nine To Noon for Tuesday 24 May 2011
09:05 Pike River mine body recovery
Tony Kokshoorn, Grey District Mayor; and David Feikert, mining expert.
09:25 What impact will rising timber prices have on the cost of building a house?
Brent Coffey, the Chief Executive of the Timber Industry Federation; and Warwick Quinn, head of Master Builders Federation.
09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt
The tornado that has smashed through Joplin, Missouri, and the latest on the fallout from the Schwarzenegger scandal.
10:05 Michael Connelly - best-selling US crime novellist
Author Michael Connolly is a former police reporter for the Los Angeles Times. After three years on the crime beat in L.A. he began writing his first novel. He is the author of the acclaimed Harry Bosch thriller series and several other bestselling novels. His latest book The Fifth Witness is the third in the Mickey Haller (Lincoln Laywer) series.
10:30 Book Review with Colin Peacock
First with the News: An Illustrated History of The Press
Published by Random House NZ
10:45 Reading: Naked in Budapest, written and read by Heather Hapeta (Part 7 of 7)
Heather visits Egypt and is surprised when a young Egyptian man takes a romantic interest in her.
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram
On why he thought last week's Budget was significant, and why the government might be heading for economic and political trouble.
11:30 Credit privacy
John Scott, Dun & Bradstreet NZ general manager, discusses the proposed changes to credit reporting rules and the access credit providers will have to your records.
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch
Claims from within the political sphere that the media is apathetic and that New Zealanders don't care.