Nine To Noon for Thursday 5 March 2009
09:05 Pakistan attacks
Frank Gardner, BBC Security Correspondent
09:20 Economic and financial crisis - how long will it last? And will pumping money into the economy actually work long term?
Jerry Jordan, US Economist, former president of Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank in US and an expert on origins and consequences of the economic and financial crisis.
09:30 Fewer school students playing sport
Garry Carnachan, executive director, NZ Secondary Schools Sports Council
09:45 UK correspondent Michael White
10:05 Wellington Jazz Festival - Otis Taylor
Nominated as Acoustic Artist of the Year in the 2009 Blues Music Awards. Down Beat magazine picked Recapturing the Banjo - his album celebrating the one instrument to survive the Atlantic slave trade - as Critics Choice, Best Blues Album of the Year 2008.
Performing at the Wellington Jazz Festival, Otis Taylor will be joined by daughter Cassie Taylor on bass and Jonn Richardson on guitar. Otis Taylor will also host Writing The Blues for Children, a public workshop introducing the origins of the blues from Africa to the present day, and teaching children how to find their voice and stories.
Writing The Blues for Children Workshop, 1 pm, Wednesday
Performing at Pacific Blue Note, 8 pm Thursday 5 March
10:30 Book Review with Crystal Beavis
Fire and Sword by Simon Scarrow
Published by Headline
10:45 Reading. Tuvalu by Andrew O'Connor Episode
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Noah's girlfriend, Tilly, has turned up unexpectantly.
11:05 New Technology with Nat Torkington
Nathan talks about the Google phone, the HTC G1, and about Apple's
11:30 Physics and the Universe
Professor Lawrence Krauss, from the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, regarded as a 'rock star' of physics.
11:45 Television Review with Simon Wilson
Simon looks at the fifth season of Dancing with the Stars.