Nine To Noon for Thursday 26 November 2009
09:05 New tax recommendations
Geoff Nightingale, PriceWaterHouseCoopers tax partner and member of the Tax Working Group.
09:20 Dealing with gang violence - the motto is "stupid simple"
Professor David Kennedy is the Director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. He's developed a programme called "Ceasefire" which has been adopted in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati and in some UK cities. It's is a community policing approach which has had startling results - in Boston, the number of murders was halved in the two years after the programme was introduced.
09:45 UK correspondent Matthew Parris
10:05 Can inter-faith dialogue lead to peace in the Middle East?
Rabbi David Rosen, director of the American Jewish Committee's Department for Interreligious Affairs; International co-president of the World Council of Religions for Peace; and former president of the International Council of Christians and Jews. While in New Zealand he will be meeting with Interfaith leaders, government ministers and local body representatives. He's on his way to the Parliament of World Religions in Australia later this month.
10:30 Book Review with Jane Westaway
Brothers and Sisters, edited by Charlotte Wood
Published by Allen & Unwin
10:42 Reading:The Vintner's Luckby Elizabeth Knox
(Part 14 of 15)
A story of love, life, wine and angels .
11:05 New Technology with Colin Jackson
The Large Hadron Collider - finally.
Beyond Einstein? A new quantum gravity theory.
Ten things mobile phones have made, or will make, obsolete.
11:20 Living with HIV
21 years ago Jane Brunning was diagnosed with HIV and given just three years to live - these days she's helping other HIV-positive women who she says have no reason to feel ashamed of their illness.
11:45 Film review with Dan Slevin
Dan looks at lastest releases A Serious Man; Flame & Citron; 2012 and The Twilight saga: New Moon.