Nine To Noon for Thursday 15 August 2013
09:05 Violence in Egypt
Dozens of people have died as security forces continue their crackdown on supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi. Cairo-based journalist and author Max Rodenbeck has been Chief Middle East Correspondent for the Economist since 2000. He is also the author of the book Cairo: The City Victorious which has been published in eight languages.
09:30 The crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan
Three-hundred tons of highly radioactive water is pouring into the Pacific Ocean every day from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. Dr David Krofcheck is a senior lecturer at the Department of Physics at the University of Auckland.
09:45 UK correspondent Jon Dennis
10:05 Matthew Quick - best-selling US author
Best-selling American author Matthew Quick is probably best known for his book The Silver Linings Playbook, which was made into a critically acclaimed film. His books deal frankly and humorously with mental illness. Quick himself has dealt with depression and has worked with young people suffering mental illness. Matthew Quick also writes for young adults, and his latest YA novel, Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock tells the story of a young man planning a murder-suicide...
10:35 Book Review with Phil Vine
The Never List by Koethi Zan
Published by Harvill Secker
10:45 Reading: Black Toes by Fiona S Sussman
A patient facing surgery is resentful when he hears that his condition may have been his mother's fault and may have begun even before his own birth. Read by Jacob Rajan.
Runner up in the fiction section of the Royal Society of New Zealand's 2012 Manhire prize for creative science writing.
11:05 New Technology correspondent Erika Pearson
Apple's move to conspire with publishers to raise eBook prices; self-cybernate; and Mega to launch email encryption service.
11:20 Parenting - Getting Teens Workforce Ready
Amanda Wheeler is the chief executive of Workchoice Trust – tips for parents for getting teenagers ready for the workforce.
11:45 Film review with Graeme Tuckett
Elysium, the American science fiction action film starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster; comedy drama The Way, Way Back with Toni Collette.