Nine To Noon for Thursday 24 June 2010
09:05 General David Petraeus replaces Stanley McChrystal in Afghanistan
Kevin Baron, reporter for Stars and Stripes, an independent newspaper which is circulated to US troops stationed overseas.
09:20 Attacks on healthworkers
Ruth Spearing, Haematologist and Chair of the Christchurch Hospital Medical Staff Association; and Anne Esson, Nurse Manager of Christchurch Hospital's Emergency Department.
09:30 Dangers of Salt
Professor Franco Cappuccio, Head of World Health Organisation's Collaborating Centre for Nutrition. Professor Cappuccio is a professor of cardiovascular medicine at Warwick University, where the WHO's nutrition centre is based.
09:45 UK correspondent Jon Dennis
The new UK government's first budget, military deaths in Afghanistan and England's performance in the FIFA World Cup.
10:05 Sebastian Junger
Journalist and author Sebastian Junger spent a year embedded with US troops in the so-called "Valley of Death" in eastern Afghanistan. In his new book War, he describes the camaraderie of a platoon in the 2nd battalion, the trauma of killing and the love between platoon-mates who would rather die than let each other down. Videotape shot during the deployment was used to make the documentary film, Restrepo, co-directed by Junger. The film won the Sundance Grand Jury prize for Documentary. He is also the bestselling author of The Perfect Storm and A Death in Belmont and a contributing editor to Vanity Fair magazine.
War by Sebastian Junger
Published by Fourth Estate
10:30 Book Review with Quentin Johnson
Road of Bones: The Siege of Kohima 1944 by Fergal Keane
Published by Fourth Estate
10:45 Reading: True Love by Pa Uk
The fourth of five tales in the series "A Thousand Strangers: Stories From The Heart" by young refugees.
11:05 New Technology with Nigel Horrocks
Nigel looks at Australia's plans to censor the Net falter Next Big Thing?; More madness about 3D TV, movies and games; and The New York Times gets lofty about the word "tweet".
Time magazine comparing Australia's online filter plans with the Chinese internet firewall
View the GetUp Australia TV commercial about the Internet filter
A review of watching the World Cup in 3D
The internal New York Times memo ruling about using the word 'tweet'
11:30 Business stuff-ups
What mistakes have been made by some of NZ's top buisness people, and what have they learnt from them?
A documentary with eight business leaders talking about the mistakes they've made is being shown at Bizzone Business Expos in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
Nick Katsoulis, founder of St Pierres Sushi; Ian Taylor, Animation Research Limited; and Erica Crawford, co-founder of Kim Crawford Wines.
11:45 TV reviewer Simon Wilson
Coverage of the football World Cup.