Nine To Noon for Tuesday 25 September 2012
09:05 The Government Communications Security Bureau is being investigated for illegally spying on the co-founder of the Megaupload website
Paul Buchanan, security and intelligence analyst; and investigative journalist and author Nicky Hager, who's 1996 book Secret Power - New Zealand's role in the international spy network detailed the surveilleance system Echelon used at the Waihopai spy base and the role of the Government Communications Security Bureau.
09:30 Calls for a screening programme for men who work with children
Richard Aston, CEO of Big Buddy, which pairs fatherless boys with male mentors.
09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt
10:05 Feature guest - Philippa Gregory
Philippa Gregory is best known for her historical novels, including the international bestseller The Other Boleyn Girl. The historian and writer is credited with telling the tales of women who shaped British history that might have otherwise gone untold - from the six wives of King Henry VIII to female performers in an 18th-century circus. Her new novel The Kingmaker's Daughter, the fourth book in the Cousin's War series, features the daughters of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick: the most powerful magnate in fifteenth-century England.
The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa Gregory, published by Simon & Schuster, RRP $45.00
10:35 Book Review with Quentin Johnson
The Popes: A History by John Julius Norwich
Published by Vintage
The tale of a destitute mother's courage, told in fragments by those who encounter her as she crosses Europe in search of her child stolen from her soon after its birth. (Part 12 of 12)
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram
11:20 Fiona Pears
Fiona Pears was a musical prodigy, playing first violin with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra as a teenager, but she got bored with classical and has since devoted herself to jazz.
11:45 TV Review with Nick Grant
Illegal downloading of TV shows.
Music played in this show
M. Ward: 'Rave On'
from his 2009 album 'Hold Time' (it's a cover of Buddy Holly's 1958 classic)
Jenny Lewis: 'Acid Tongue'
title track from her 2008 album