Nine To Noon for Tuesday 14 February 2012
09:05 Law Commission consultation paper suggests it may be time to give judges more of a key role in criminal trials
Warren Young, a consultant for the Commission and the spokesperson for this project, which proposes giving judges more of a key role in criminal trials in a bid to make them fairer and less confrontational for victims and witnesses.
09:30 The Government's plans to trim the public sector by using technology to replace face-to-face contact
Miriam Lips, Professor of e-Government at Victoria University; Nat Torkington, commentator on IT and new technology.
09:45 US correspondent Luiza Savage
President Barack Obama's US$3.8 trillion budget proposal for the coming fiscal year and Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is on a roll.
10:05 Auckland Joggers Club has just celebrated its 50th Jubilee
Auckland-based writer and journalist Garth Gilmour has just released his 21st book, Running for Our Lives - How Auckland Joggers Inspired a World-Wide Revolution, published by Auckland Joggers Club Inc.
Since 1960 Garth helped Arthur Lydiard write more than a dozen training manuals and jogging philosophies, which have been published in several languages. He has also written biographies of Olympic gold medallists Peter Snell and Murray Halberg, paraplegic world champion Eve Rimmer and ultra-marathon runner Sandra Barwick.
10:25 Book Review with Paul Diamond
Titanic Lives by Richard Davenport-Hines
Published by Fourth Estate
10:45 Reading. Gravy by Elisabeth Smither (Part 2 of 2, RNZ)
Pauline delivers a jug of gravy to her newly-wed daughter so her egotistical husband can enjoy his dinner.
Audio will be available here after broadcast.
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram
Bank profits; Greece's debt woes; and the death of businessman Lloyd Morrison.
11:30 Flu viruses that jump from animals to humans
Dr Richard Webby is based at the St Jude Centre of Excellence for Influenza Research in Memphis. He was closely involved in the development of the first H5N1 bird flu vaccine in 2004, and is director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Studies on the Ecology of Influenza.
Dr Webby is one of the keynote speakers at the University of Otago's Public Health Summer School.
11:45 Film review with Graeme Tuckett
Weekend, The Artist, and We Need to Talk About Kevin.