Nine To Noon for Thursday 23 February 2012
09:05 The 20 million dollar shortfall facing the Waikato District Health Board
Ewan Wilson, elected board member of Waikato DHB, and a Hamilton City Councillor; Ian Powell, executive director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists.
09:25 Financial crises - lessons from history
Ken Rogoff, co-author of the definitive history of financial crises over the centuries, This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly. He is a former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund and a professor of economics at Harvard.
09:45 UK correspondent Matthew Parris
10:05 Feature Guest - Philip Simpson
Philip Simpson is a botanist who's written a natural and cultural history of the Totara. He's collected personal totara stories; in particular the role the totara has in Maoridom, through legends and whakatauki (sayings), the physical totara aspects for carving of buildings, waka and personal items. He discusses the amazing role that totara played in the establishment of farming (fencing) and architecture as well as in art, literature, craft and other creative works.
10:35 Book Review with Ralph McAllister
Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil
Published by Faber
10:45 Reading: The Broken Book, written and read by Fiona Farrell (Part 7 of 8)
Audio will be available here after broadcast.
11:05 New Technology with Sarah Putt
Some issues raised at the Commerce Commission's Future of Broadband conference, including data caps... plus BYO Tech - bringing your own devices into the workplace.
11:20 Body image issues - why are so many women uncomfortable in their own skin?
Author psychologist Cynthia Bulik talks to Kathryn Ryan about how, by reprogramming how women feel about themselves and their bodies, women can reclaim self-confidence.
Her latest book is The Woman in the Mirror - how to stop confusing what you look like with who you are.
For support with body image and eating issues:
Eden 09 631 7570 or see the Eden website.
11:45 Media commentator David McKnight
David McKnight is Associate Professor and a Senior Research Fellow at the Journalism and Media Research Centre at the University of New South Wales. Known as a commentator on right wing politics, he is the author of three books, including Beyond Right and Left. A former journalist at the Sydney Morning Herald and ABC TV's Four Corners, he also contributes regularly to the opinion pages of Australian newspapers.
He has written a book - Rupert Murdoch : An investigation of political power, published by Allen and Unwin.