Nine To Noon for Tuesday 22 October 2013
09:05 New South Wales bushfires rage
Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill; and Peter Munro, Sydney Morning Herald correspondent.
Peter Neilson, Financial Services Council chief executive; and Ralph Stewart, head of New Zealand Income Guarantee Limited, which is privately funded. (He is the former head of head of ACC and AXA).
09:30 1.8 million year old hominid skull
The unearthing of a 1.8 million year old hominid skull in Georgia which has prompted a rethink of our human origins. David Lordkipanidze of the Georgian National Museum in Tbilisi is leading the study into Dmanisi site in southern Georgia.
09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt
10:05 Eric Schlosser - investigative journalist and author
Eric Schlosser is an American investigative journalist and author, his new book is an expose of America's nuclear weapons mishaps.
Command and Control by Eric Schlosser
Published by Penguin
10:35 Book Review with Carole Beu
The Infinite Air by Fiona Kidman
Published by Vintage
10:45 Reading: The Pole House, a short story by Lane Ashfeld told by Julia Croft
A former alternative life-styler yearns for wider connection to others in the outside world – and finds it on a daytrip to Auckland.
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram
11:30 Puketiti Station
Dan Russell was working as a pilot when he inheritied Puketiti Station near Te Puia Springs following the death of his godfather. The inheritance was life changing. A book has been written about the story and history of the East Cape sheep station.
Puketiti Station by Bee Dawson
Published by Random House NZ
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis