09:05 Will Western troops help contain West African ebola outbreak?

As the United States and Britain prepare to send troops to help contain West Africa's Ebola outbreak, those on the ground are wondering whether that kind of intervention will be enough to help contain an epidemic that is spiralling out of control. Ebola has spread from Guinea to Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria and Senegal and killed more than 2000 people. Caitlin Ryan is a spokesperson for Medecins Sans Frontieres in Liberia.

09:20 Huge disruption to kiwi girls' schooling from endometriosis

An advocacy group is warning that undiagnosed endometriosis is causing huge disruption to the education of some girls who have it. Endometriosis New Zealand is calling for better education of GPs, and more widespread programmes in schools to teach about the condition. Deborah Bush is the chief executive of Endometriosis New Zealand.

09:30 Election party leader interviews - Jamie Whyte, ACT

Jamie Whyte in Nine to Noon studio Sept RNZ Kim Baker Wilson

Jamie Whyte, Act party leader in the Nine to Noon studio, 9th Sept 2014 Photo: RNZ/Kim Baker Wilson.

09:45 USA correspondent Jack Hitt

10:05 Are birds really dinosaurs?

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Sinosauropteryx fossil.

Science writer and editor of Australian Geographic, John Pickrell, on whether birds are really dinosaurs.

Yutyrannus border patrol Brian Choo

Yutyrannus border patrol. A nine metre long early relative of the T-Rex that stalked northern China during the the early Cretaceous period. The Ytyrannus had fluffy feathers. Image by Brian Choo.

10:35 Book review: 'The Zone of Interest' by Martin Amis

Reviewed by Phil Vine. Published by Jonathon Cape  RRP$37.99

10:45 The Reading: 'My Brother's Keeper', by Donna Malane

Diane Rowe is hired by Karen, an ex-con who was convicted of killing her son and attempting to kill her daughter. The same one she now wants Diane to find (Part 1 of 12)

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

Rod Oram discusses the fiscal strategies of National and Labour.

11:30 Tony Briggs, Australian playwright

Aboriginal actor, playwright and screenwriter Tony Briggs wrote the acclaimed play and film The Sapphires, based on the life of his mother and aunt. It tells the story of a singing group of four Koori women who tour Vietnam during the war. It was inspired by the true story of his mother, Laurel Robinson, and aunt, Lois Peeler. He has just been in New Zealand as a guest of the Tropfest short film festival, where he spoke to up-and-coming filmmakers about how to get their projects off the ground.

11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis

Gavin Ellis discusses clever election coverage from one of the country's smaller papers, and should journalists protect people from themselves?

Music played in this show

Artist: Tony Joe White
Song: Polk Salad Annie
Comp: White
Album: -
Label: Warner
Broadcast Time: 09:30

Artist: The Clean
Song: Tally Ho!
Comp: The Clean
Album: Anthology
Label: Flying Nun
Broadcast Time: 10:30

Artist: Vance Joy
Song: Riptide
Comp: Vance Joy
Album: God Loves You When You're Dancing
Label: Mushroom
Broadcast Time: 10:35

Artist: M83
Song: Raconte Moi Une Histoire
Comp: Anthony Gonzalez
Album: Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Label: Mute Records
Broadcast Time: 11:25