Nine To Noon for Friday 22 July 2011
09:05 The great US debt stand-off that could lead to an unprecedented default
Jo Gagnon, Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, a private, nonpartisan research institution focused on international economic policy.
09:25 Tribute to the late Māori language pioneer Dame Katerina Te Heikoko Mataira
Dame Katerina was a teacher, community educator, writer, artist and Māori language activist who died on 16 July 2011. She was a key player in the revival of te reo Māori.
Cathy Dewes is the principal of landmark total immersion school, Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ruamata in Rotorua. With Dame Katerina, Cathy helped establish Kura Kaupapa Māori schools throughout NZ. Cathy was made an officer of the NZ Order of Merit in this year's Queen's Birthday honours.
09:45 Pacific correspondent Mike Field
10:05 Jeffery Deaver - US thriller writer who has penned the new James Bond novel
Bestselling thriller writer Jeffery Deaver has turned his pen to the James Bond franchise, after being invited by Ian Fleming Publications to write the new Bond novel, Carte Blanche. He's given it a more contemporary setting, but like all good Bond tales, there are plenty of exotic locations and Bond still drives a Bentley.
Deaver, a former journalist, lawyer and folksinger is best known for his Kathryn Dance and Lincoln Rhyme books. His novel The Bone Collector was made into a Hollywood film in 1999.
10:35 Book Review with Gina Rogers
The Trouble With Fire by Fiona Kidman
Published by Vintage
10:45 Reading: Spider by William Taylor (Part 5 of 10)
The story of a gangly teenager who gives up rugby to play the piano.
11:05 New Music with Sean McKenna
Artist: William Elliott Whitmore
Album: Field Songs
Song: Don't Need It
Videos: William chats with his 93-year-old grandmother about the family history
Everything Gets Gone
11:30 Sports commentator Joseph Romanos
The split between Tiger Woods and his New Zealand caddy Steve Williams and reflections on the 30 years since the controversial Springbok rugby tour.
11:45 The Week That Was with Jessie Mulligan and Elisabeth Easther