Nine To Noon for Thursday 18 February 2010
09:05 Terrorist threat to Commonwealth Games in India in October
Rebecca Wardell, Christchurch-based heptathlete; and Mike Stanley, President of the New Zealand Olympic Committee.
09:20 Helen Clark - United Nations Development Programme
Former Prime Minister, now Head of the United Nations Development, Dr Helen Clark updates us on her first year as head of the United Nations Development Programme, the lofty Millennium Devleopment Goals and how she is going to tackle the thorny issue of reform the UN's global development network.
09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie
10:05 Bruce Beresford - Mao's Last Dancer
Film director whose latest film, Mao's Last Dancer, is based on the true story of Li Cunxin who became one of the world's greatest ballet dancers after defecting to the United States. It is the latest of more than 35 films by the Australian born director whose credits include Driving Miss Daisy and Double Jeopardy as well as several operas.
10:30 Book Review with Graham Beattie
Blood Men by Paul Cleave
Published by Random House NZ Black Swan
10:45 Reading: The Year of the Shanghai Shark by Mo Zhi Hong (Part 9 of 10, RNZ)
In the Chinese city of Dalian Hai Long and his mates drink Coca-Cola , eat American fast food and go to English language lessons. But this year Hai Long leaves school to learn the unlikely trade of his uncle - a professional pick-pocket.
11:05 New Technology with Nat Torkington
11:30 NZ Festival - Juliet O'Brien
NZ born playwright, Juliet O'Brien is based in France, whose latest work, The Letter Writer is being performed at the NZ Festival of the Arts next month.
11:45 TV reviewer Simon Wilson
Apprentice New Zealand and how Terry Serepisos compares to Donald Trump.