Nine To Noon for Thursday 15 April 2010
09:05 Do private prisons work?
The Government intends to have a one thousand bed prison built and run by a private company in South Auckland by 2014.
So what does research show about the success of privately run jails?
John Hall, Executive Director, Florida Centre for Fiscal and Economic Policy
09:20 Do private prisons work?
Tukoroirangi Morgan, the head of an Iwi Leadership Group delegation that visited private prisons in Australia last month.
09:20 Rugby World Cup 2011 Business Opportunities
David Kirk, captain of the 1987 Rugby World Cup winning All Blacks and former Fairfax Media CEO.
09:45 Middle East correspondent Kate Adie
10:05 Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church
Jeff Anderson, US lawyer representing victims of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy who says he has uncovered documents implicating the Pope in the cover up of sexual abuse by a Wisconsin priest.
Attorney Jeff Anderson has filed thousands of lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in the US and won tens of millions of dollars for his clients. He is now taking his crusade right to the top of the Catholic church, having recently released documents which have resulted in allegations of a cover-up by the Pope, when in a former role as the then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.
10:30 Book Review with Jane Westaway
The Lake Shore Limited by Sue Miller
Published by Bloomsbury
10:45 Reading: Where Underpants Come From by Joe Bennett (Episode 12 of 12)
Joe Bennett visits a cotton spinning mill as he concludes his journey through China to the source of his low-cost underpants.
11:05 New Technology with Nigel Horrocks
Disclosing details about your life online.
11:30 Colleen Clark - NZ Red Cross
Colleen Clark is a nurse who's been on six overseas missions with the Red Cross and was recently awarded the New Zealand Operational Service Medal and the New Zealand General Service Medal.
11:45 TV Review with Simon Wilson
Steven Spielberg's war epic, The Pacific, and the new series of Damages with Glenn Close.