Nine To Noon for Thursday 30 April 2009
09:05 World Health Organisation raises Swine Flu alert level to 5
Vivienne Allan, communications officer for the World Health Organisation.
0 9:15 Swine flu
Dr Rod Ellis-Pegler was Auckland Hospital infectious disease specialist until retirement two years ago. He still works privately having worked in public health for almost 40 years.
09:20 Offical Cash Rate review lowered to 2.5%
Patrick O'Meara, RNZ Business editor
09:30 The curious economics of contemporary art and auction houses
Don Thompson, Harvard economist who's an expert on the economics and anthropology of the international contemporary art market. His book, The Twelve Million Dollar Stuffed Shark, is the first book to examine the economics of the modern art world. He is NZ for the Auckland Art Fair this weekend.
09:45 UK correspondent Matthew Parris
10:05 Louise Bagshawe
Best-selling chick lit author once famously fired for being a "bad influence on Nigel Kennedy" - she's now a parliamentary candidate for the British Tory party.
10:30 Book Review with Dan Slevin
The Brief History of the Future by Jacques Attali
Published by Allen & Unwin
10:45 Reading: Telegraph Tales by J Edward Brown
(Part 4 of 5)
The fourth in a series of five stories about Jimmy Preston - cadet telegraphist.
11:05 New Technology with Nat Torkington
Nat Torkington talks about Twitter and Swine Flu, Internet history, and printing with ceramics.
11:30 Educating Boys - Helping Kiwi boys to succeed at school
Massey University senior education lecturer Michael Irwin and author of Educating Boys - Helping Kiwi boys to succeed at school. He claims boys aren't getting a fair deal at school and need more playtime.
11.45 Television review with Simon Wilson
Simon has been watching BroTown, the final of Boston Legal... and he asks if Marc Ellis really is as mainstream as he claims.