Nine To Noon for Friday 7 May 2010
09:05 Polls close 9 am NZ time in the UK election
John O'Farrell's satirical website promoting funny news stories and new writing.
An Utterley Impartial History of Britain
An Utterly Exasperated History of Modern Britain
09:20 UK election
Dr Tim Bale, political scientist at University of Sussex; formerly Victoria University.
09:30 Charities and pokie machines
Brendon Burns, MP for Christchurch Central, who has looked at the issue of pokie machine administration; and Warrick Hodder, Acting CEO of The Trusts Charitable Foundation.
Dr Judy Lattas, Australian sociologist and authority on so-called "micro-nations". A micro-nation conference was held in Sydney recently and a film is in production about the phenomena. So what exactly is a micro-nation?
10:05 Tuhoe Issac - Life after the Mongrel Mob
TRUE RED: The Life of an ex-Mongrel Mob Gang Leader biography, explores the gang life of ex-Mongrel Mob gang leader Tuhoe 'Bruno' Isaac and what it took for him to leave that environment and find a new life.
10:30 Children's Book Review with John McIntyre
The Witch in The Cherry Tree by Margaret Mahy
Illustrated by Jenny Williams
Published by Puffin ISBN 9780143504382
The Three Legged Cat by Margaret Mahy
Illustrated by Jonathan Allen
Published by Puffin ISBN 9780143504368
Boy Who was Followed Home by Margaret Mahy
Illustrated by Steven Kellogg
Published by Puffin ISBN 9780143504375
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 5 of 15)
11:05 UK elections - exit polls
Matthew Parris joins us from BBC live election night programme.
11:15 New Music with Sean McKenna
Artist: The National
Album: High Violet
Song: Conversation 16
Video: Performing 'Fake Empire' from 2007 album 'Boxer' on Letterman
Album: Nigeria Afrobeat Special - The New Explosive Sound in 1970s Nigeria
Song: The Anansa Professionals - Enwan
11:30 Sports commentator Joseph Romanos
Sports commentator Joseph Romanos discusses Twenty 20 cricket and golf's Players Championship often referred to as "the fifth Major".
11:45 Week That Was with Radar and Irene Pink