Nine To Noon for Thursday 25 October 2012
09:05 Nelson gang case thrown out after police fake charges against undercover officer
Tony Bamford, Nelson lawyer who represented some of the Red Devil's gang members, including the undercover officer, having no idea he was in fact a police officer; Dr Chris Gallavin, Dean of Law and head of the Canterbury University Law School; and Dave Haslett, cultural anthropologist and former police detective inspector.
09:30 The US Presidential election
Analysis of the final debate and where the polls are at two weeks from the election.
Professor John Sides is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at George Washington University and writes for political blog site, The Monkey Cage.
09:45 UK correspondent Dame Ann Leslie
10:05 Feature guest - Rachel Sommerville
Rachel Sommerville has been a Criminal Defence Investigator in California for 14 years, working for lawyers provided by the State for prisoners on death row, or those charged with an offence that could attract the death penalty. Part of her job involves delving into the inmates' backgrounds to see if putting the complete story of their lives before the court, can save them from execution.
California P.I. by Rachel Sommerville, published by New South Publishing.
10:35 Book review with David Hill
The Twelve by Justin Cronin
Published by Orion
10:45 Reading: Calling Claude Sturmer short story by Owen Marshall
A self-satisfied City Council bureaucrat recalls his relationship with a former friend. Please note: this story isn't available to listen to again online for copyright reasons.
11:05 New technology with Sarah Putt
Windows 8 being launched this Friday; Apple's new mini iPad; and Emoticons and the difference between men and women.
11:20 Illustrating for children
Donovan Bixley is an illustrator and designer. He has llustrated more than 100 stories and book covers as well as over 50 books. His latest book is The Looky Book, published by Hachette NZ.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Is the end of print is nigh, as Newsweek and Rugby News go digital; and looming current affairs changes on TV3.
Music played in this show
Time Played: 09:36am
Title: Ain't That A Shame
Artist: Fats Domino
Time Played: 10:06am
Title: Is Your Love Big Enough
Artist: Lianne La Havas
Comp: Le Havas/Hales/Mason
Album: 2012 Is Your Love Big Enough
Time Played: 11:25am
Title: St Christopher
Artist: Victoria Girling-Butcher
Album: 2011 Summit Drive