Nine To Noon for Monday 18 July 2011
09:05 Phone hacking scandal brings down top police chief and prompts arrest of former head of Rupert Murdoch's UK newspaper business
Matthew Parris, former Conservative MP and columnist for News International's The Times.
09:20 Families of severely autistic children say they face intolerable pressure due to lack of respite care
Wendy Duff, mother of a 17-year-old with severe autism who is on the waiting list for respite care and president of Autism New Zealand. The issue made headlines 14 years ago when Fielding woman Janine Albury-Thomson killed her autistic daughter Casey. Her defence was that she was driven to desperation trying to get respite care, and the case sparked an inquiry but little has changed since.
Alison Molloy, chief executive of Autism New Zealand; and Lester Mundell, chief advisor, Disability Services at the Ministry of Health.
09:45 Africa correspondent David McKenzie
Millions of people face starvation across the Horn of Africa due to a severe drought.
10:05 Eddie Low - country music singer
Eddie Low has just reached the milestone of 50 years in the music business, performing in some of country music's most hallowed venues, and alongside some of its biggest stars.
10:35 Book Review with Gail Pittaway
The Quarry by Johan Theorin
Published by DoubleDay UK
10:45 Reading: Spider by William Taylor (Part 1 of 10)
The story of a gangly teenager who gives up rugby to play the piano.
11:05 Political commentators Sue Bradford and Matthew Hooton
Labour hitting a new low in TVNZ's latest political poll, John Key's impending visit to Washington and the US debt crisis.
11:30 Guest chef Paul Jobin, executive chef - Restaurants SKYCITY Auckland Limited and wine commentator John Hawkesby
11:45 Off the Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne
Kennedy discusses the annual Garden Bird Survey, Macquarie Island pest eradication and the festival film Cave of Forgotten Dreams.