Nine To Noon for Tuesday 30 August 2011
09:05 Government's energy strategy
Hekia Parata, Acting minister of Energy & Resources; and Kennedy Graham, Green Party Energy Spokesperson.
09:25 Unbound - the new digital publishing platform to crowd-fund books
John Mitchinson, co-founder of Unbound, a UK initiative to "crowd-fund" books. Unbound was the brainchild of three British writers who launched the firm in May and announced its first success last month - Terry Jones, of Monty Python fame, has secured the funds to finish a book of quirky stories.
09:45 US correspondent Luiza Savage
The aftermath of Hurricane Irene which battered the US east coast.
10:05 Neville Cohen, UK quiz setter for University Challenge and Mastermind
Neville Cohen is one of the people behind those mind boggling questions on shows like University Challenge. He is a Mastermind record holder in the UK, and also appeared on the Krypton factor before going behind the scenes in the world of quizzes.
10:25 Book Review with Anton Oliver
Fred the Needle: The Untold Story of Sir Fred Allen by Allen Sayers and Les Watkins
Published by Hodder Moa
10:45 Book Reading: Tremble: Finding The Way Home, by Jane Seaford
Read by Nigel Collins
Simon and Julia’s relationship hit a rough patch after the first quake, but when the ‘big one’ hits, Simon finds out what he really cares about.
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram
Two companies, exemplars of new industry, plan to float on the NZX - TradeMe and Eco Mad, maker of Ecobulbs. But many traditional companies continue to struggle, notably Fairfax, TradeMe's parent.
11:20 American organist known for his creative and technical ability and his flamboyant outfits
Cameron Carpenter is in New Zealand to perform with the NZSO National Youth Orchestra in Wellington on Friday 2 September and Auckland on Saturday 3 September. He'll play American composer Samuel Barber's 1960 piece for organ and orchestra, Toccata Festiva on the Town Hall organs in both centres.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
The closure of NZPA this week and Radio NZ's latest audience ratings.