Nine To Noon for Thursday 8 November 2012
09:05 Newly re-elected president Barack Obama faces "fiscal cliff" at year-end
Thomas Mann is a Senior Fellow at the influential Brookings Institution think-tank. He's taught at Princeton and John Hopkins, conducted polls for congressional candidates and chaired the Board of Overseers of the National Election Studies. He's also written numerous books including the recently-released It's Even Worse Than It Looks.
09:20 Where now for the Republican party after Mitt Romney's defeat?
Republican consultant Matt Mackowiak is the founder of the Washington DC-based firm Potomac Strategy Group, and worked on the Bush-Cheney campaign during the 2004 presidential elections.
09:30 Housing New Zealand on the sell-off and redevelopment of state houses
Housing New Zealand responds to accusations it is causing widespread overcrowding by selling off and redeveloping state houses. Sean Bignell is the General Manager of Asset Development for Housing New Zealand.
09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie
Conservative MP Nadine Dorries is suspended by her party for being a contestant on I'm A Celebrity, and the reports and inquiries announced in the wake of revelations about Jimmy Savile's paedophile history.
10:05 White Bread: A Social History - Aaron Bobrow-Strain
Aaron Bobrow-Strain has used white bread as a lens for looking at the history of food in America. Aaron Bobrow-Strain is an associate professor of politics at Whitman College, and his book, White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf, investigates how white bread changed from a preserve of the wealthy to a cheap, processed product that, at times, is barely a food at all...
10:35 Book review with Carole Beu
Lives We Leave Behind by Maxine Alterio
Published by Penguin
10:45 The Reading: Wulf by Hamish Clayton
The award-winning story of Te Rauparaha's surprise raid in 1831 when he chartered an English trader's ship to take his war party from Kapiti to Banks Peninsula for an attack on his Kai Tahu enemy. (Part 4 of 10)
11:05 New technology with Sarah Putt
The effects of local loop unbundling; copper versus fibre; Kim Dotcom's plan to resurrect Pacific Fibre; and the 'Sentenced on Facebook' app.
11:20 Archaeology and heritage with Brigid Gallagher
The Waihi Strike centenary; how science is being used to solve conservation issues/challenges; the Oamaru and Victorian Heritage festival – keeping heritage alive, and making it relevant to society; plus rock art in the Opihi Valley.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
The US presidential election coverage and reporting of sudden death.
Music played in this show
Time played: 10:06am
Title: Let's Stay Together
Artist: Al Green
Album: The Supreme Al Green
Label: Hi Records
Time played: 11:05
Title: Flock Of Hearts
Artist: The Phoenix Foundation
Comp: The Phoenix Foundation
Time played: 11:28
Artist: Amiria Grenell
Album: Three Feathers