Nine To Noon for Thursday 30 June 2011
09:05 Major book stores ban a controversial book about the Kahui twins
Paper Plus and The Warehouse both say they won't sell Breaking Silence: The Kahui Case, written by journalist Ian Wishart with the twins' mother, Macsyna King. Bookstores say the ban comes after negative customer feedback, including threats to boycott stores.
Jo McColl, owner of Unity bookstore in Auckland, and part-owner of Unity in Wellington; Lincoln Gould, Booksellers New Zealand Chief Executive; and Graham Beattie, former publisher and bookseller, who writes Beatties Book Blog.
09:25 Christchurch Earthquake Appeal update
The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal established by the government and spearheaded by NZX Chief Executive Mark Weldon has attracted donor money from companies and individuals around the world. How will that money be spent?
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09:45 UK correspondent Dame Ann Leslie
The massive 24-hour walkout by public service unions about pensions; rioting in Greece; and Elizabeth Hurley's transformation of Shane Warne.
10:05 Joseph Braude
Author of The Honored Dead: A Story of Friendship, Murder, and the Search for Truth in the Arab World, and the first Western journalist ever to be embedded within an Arab security force.
10:30 Book Review with Gina Rogers
Far to Go by Alison Pick
Published by Headline
10:45 Reading: Dead People's Music by Sarah Laing (part 9 of 15)
The lives of two talented cellists, Klara from 1930s New York, and Rebecca her New Zealand born granddaughter, entwine and enthral.
11:05 New Technology with Donald Clark
Renting music collections, the NetHui internet conference and more Harry Potter - on the web!
11:20 Surviving step families
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is an Australian child and adolescent psychologist. He is the author of Surviving Step-families published by Penguin Australia.
11:45 TV reviewer Simon Wilson
Simon critiques the Versalko docudrama; Project Runway; and Monroe.