Nine To Noon for Tuesday 4 May 2010
09:05 School fight club
Heather Gorrie, Principal of Gisborne Girls' High School and Chair of local principals committee.
09:20 The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is set to be the worst in US history - are authorities prepared?
Ian MacDonald, Florida State University oceanographer.
09:30 Mobile learning
Howick College in Auckland is running a project in which students use mobile phones as a learning device. The project, supported by the Ministry of Education and Waikato University, has the potential to change the way kids are taught in the future.
Nathan Kerr, co-manager/developer of m-Learning; and Robert Douglas, Howick College ICT (Computer) director.
09:45 USA correspondent Jack Hitt discusses the failed Times Square car bomb. Was there a link with South Park?
And the new Arizona law giving police unprecedented powers to interrogate anyone suspected of being an illegal immigrant.
10:05 Dame Ann Leslie - 69-year-old multi-award winning British foreign correspondent
Dame Ann Leslie has reported from over 70 countries and been the Daily Mail's star writer for 40 years. She has been profiled as "the most vesatile" reporter ever in David Randall's "The Great Reporters" which celebrates the 13 best British and American journalists of all time.
Killing My Own Snakes: A Memoir by Ann Leslie
Publisher: Pan (19 Jun 2009)
10:30 Book Review with Louise O'Brien
Florence and Giles by John Harding
Published by Blue Door
10:45 Reading. Lucky Bastard by Peter Wells
Did Eric Keelings actions constitute a further war crime? His two children are confronted with an ugly possibility. (Part 2 of 15)
11:05 Business and Economic commentator Rod Oram looks at the Air New Zealand announcement of a proposal for a trans-tasman alliance with Virgin Blue
11:20 Nalini Singh - NZ-based romance writer
Nalini Singh, a NZ-based romance writer who is relatively unknown here but who is quietly making big waves around the world - she's cracked the top 10 of the NY Times bestseller list numerous times, and has moved into the Twilight-esque paranormal romance genre.
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch looks at the media coverage of the visit of teen pop "sensation" Justin Beiber ... and bad maths