Nine To Noon for Wednesday 5 November 2008
09:05 US Election Day
Election Day views from the opposing HQs on the early polls, races in key states, dirty tricks, counting controversies...
Bob Weiner, Democrat strategist; and Brian Walton, Republican strategist
09:20 US Election
US Election. Dixville, the First US town in the first US State to vote shows a big swing to Obama. This is the first time the town of 21 registered voters has voted Democrat since 1968.
Donna Kay Erwin, Supervisor of the voter checklist.
09:30 The thin line between love and hate in the human brain
Professor Semir Zeki, from the University College of London, has conducted a brain study showing some of the nervous circuits responsible for feelings of hate are exactly the same as those used during the feeling of romantic love.
09:45 Australia correspondent Paul Barclay
10:05 The most controversial tug-of-love dispute of the 1980s
Hilary Morgan talks about her new musical career - and her traumatic childhood.
The Los Angeles-based singer who changed her name to Elena Mitrano, was the centre of a high-profile custody battle that saw her brought to New Zealand to grow up in hiding.
Elena (pictured right) was the little American girl at the centre of a high-profile international child custody battle played out in New Zealand. Formerly known as Hilary Foretich, she was smuggled to Christchurch 20 years ago to grow up in hiding, after her mother, Elizabeth Morgan, claimed that Hilary was being sexually abused by her father. She is now a professional singer in Hollywood, and is using her talent to speak for child victims of abuse.
Hilary Morgan (now known as Elena Mitrano)
Photo credit: Simon Baker
10:30 Book Review with Harry Ricketts
The Catastrophe Continues: Selected Interviews by John Clarke.
Published by Text Publishing
ISBN 978 1 921351 93 8
10:45 Book Reading: New Flags Flying by Ian Johnstone
(Part 3 of 5)
11:05 Music with Marty Duda
Artist Of The Week is Chris Isaak.
The California-born singer and actor has been recording his brand of
atmospheric rockabilly-styled love songs since the mid-1980s. Marty
Duda takes a look at Isaak's career and play music from his new
album, Live In Australia.
1. Dancin' - Chris Isaak taken from 1985 album Silvertone (Warner Bros.)
2. Wicked Game - Chris Isaak taken from 1989 album Heart Shaped World (Reprise)
3. Only The Lonely - Chris Isaak taken from 1996 album Baja Sessions (Reprise)
4. Baby Did A Bad Thing - Chris Isaak taken from 2008 album Live In Australia (Universal)
11:30 Legal commentator Dean Knight
11:45 Film Review with Graeme Tuckett