Nine To Noon for Tuesday 15 April 2008
Nine to Noon for 15 April 2008
09:05 Huge increase in P seizures at NZ borders
Bill Perry, Manager Investigations, New Zealand Customs Service; and Greg O'Connor, President, NZ Police Association
A learning disability making it hard to process and understand numbers and simple mathematics. Dr Anna Wilson, lead researcher at Auckland University's psychology department is undertaking a study of dyscalculia, looking at brain scans and doing cognitive testing to try to get to the bottom of it and find the best treatment.
09:30 101 year old Marathon Runner
Charlie Mullins, is the boss of Pimlico Plumbers, the company which employs a 101 year old who has just completed the London marathon. Buster Martin is the toast of London, but just how old is he?
0945 US correspondent Jack Hitt
10:05 Geoff Sewell
Music impresario Geoff Sewell, formed international best selling cross over band Amici Forever but in recent times he and wife Simone have had to cope with first hand experiences of autism and epilepsy. They contibute to these charities in both the UK and NZ.
10:30 Book Review with Graham Beattie
Landings by Jenny Pattrick
Published by Random House NZ Black Swan
ISBN 978 186 941 9707
10:45 Reading: The Rope Of Man by Witi Ihimaera
Adapted by Owen Scott Part 6 of 13
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram
11:30 Girl Stuff
Kaz Cooke, popular magazine and newspaper columnist in Australia; who wrote the best-selling book Up The Duff, a hilarious and gripping guide to pregnancy, childbirth and coping with a newborn. Her latest project is a huge book called Girl Stuff - a full-on,straight-talking guide covering everything from dating to drugs, pimples to pregnancy, fashion to "funny hair", and all that's good and gory in between.
11:45 Media Commentator Phil Wallington