On Nine to Noon Today

9:05 Government's Biofuel Bill

Nick Smith, Environment spokesman; Jeanette Fitzsimons, Co-Leader Green Party; and David Parker, Climate Change Minister

9:2 0 Visiting expert on US politics

Roger Davidson, the implications of this year's US Presidential race

9:30 Bad Baby Names

Michael Sherrod and Matthew Rayback, co-authors of a book

9:45 Asia correspondent Phil O'Sullivan

10:05 Cape to Cairo - Then and Now

George Cunningham, newly appointed Chargé d'Affaires a.i. European Commission Delegation to New Zealand, is guest speaker at the 2008 Hillary Lecture at Auckland Museum on 3 April 2008. He talks about his incredible 27 month walk across Africa, and how this experience shaped his future life as a diplomat.

Journey to Become a Diplomat (with a Guide to Careers in World Affairs) by George Cunningham, ISBN 0-87124-213-3

10:30 Children's Book Review with John McIntyre

Pony Club Secrets - Mystic And the Midnight Ride
by Stacy Gregg
(Harper Collins ISBN 978-0-00-724519-2)

Pony Club Secrets - Blaze and The Dark Rider
by Stacy Gregg
(Harper CollinsISBN ISBN 978-0-00-724517-8)

Pony Club Secrets - Destiny and the Wild Horses
by Stacy Gregg
(Harper Collins ISBN 978-0-00-724518-5)

My Story - Land of Promise - The Diary of William Donahue, Gravesend 1839-40
by Lorraine Orman
(Scholastic ISBN 978-1-86943-849-4)

Enemy at The Gate
by Phiippa Werry
(Scholastic ISBN 978-1-86943-813-5)

10:45 Book reading: Silly Old Me

A short story by Elisabeth Easther

11:05 Music with Manu Taylor

Nick Cave - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
(Mute Records)

Richard Julian - Sunday Morning In Saturday's Shoes
(Manhattan Records)

Melody Gardot - Worrisome Heart
(Universal Music Classics & Jazz)

11:30 Sport with Richard Becht

11:45 Week That Was with Radar and Irene Pink