Nine To Noon for Friday 8 October 2010
09:05 Ingrid Betancourt - French-Colombian politician and former hostage
Ingrid Betancourt was campaigning as a presidential candidate for a left-leaning green party in Colombia when she was taken hostage by the guerilla movement FARC - Colombia's revolutionary Armed Forces, in 2002. For six and a half years she was held with other hostages in the jungle, until she was rescued by the Colombian Army in 2008. In her new book Even Silence Has an End Ingrid Betancourt recounts the drama of her capture and eventual rescue and describes her fight to survive, mentally and physically.
Even Silence Has an End by Ingrid Betancourt
Published by Virago
09:40 Voting draws to a close in the super city election
Dr Andy Asquith, a senior lecturer in management at Massey University, Albany, whose research interests focus on Auckland's mismanagement and misgovernance.
09:45 Pacific correspondent Mike Field
10:05 William Gibson - Science fiction writer
William Gibson coined the term "cyberspace" in a short story written back in 1982. His 1984 debut novel Neuromancer has become one of the most influential and acclaimed science fiction works of recent history. These days, Gibson has abandoned the speculative world of sci-fi to write thrillers set in the present-day, and in his new novel, Zero History, he explores modern culture, particularly the cult of consumerism and marketing.
10:30 Book Review with Harry Broad
A Perfect Gentleman: The Life of Sir Wilson Whineray by Bob Howitt
Published by HarperCollins
A Body of Land by Michele Powles, told by Loren Horsley
A woman who has had a breast removed after cancer fantasises she's part of the landscape as she is modelling for a life drawing class.
11:05 New Music with Sean McKenna
Artist: Mark Ronson & the Business Intl
Album: Record Collection
Song: Somebody to Love Me (featuring Boy George and Andrew Wyatt on vocals)
Artist: Sufjan Stevens
Album: The Age of Adz
Album: Halcyon Digest
11:30 Sports commentator Richard Boock
Commonwealth Games highlights, cricket, and Southland's biggest Ranfurly Shield challenge of the season, versus Canterbury.
11:45 Week That Was with Radar and Michele A'Court