Nine To Noon for Friday 8 August 2008
Nine to Noon on Friday 8 August 2008
09:05 Child Poverty Report
Cindy Kiro, Children's Commissioner
09:20 Pensioners chased by Blue Chip lawyers
John Mather, a retired farming couple in their seventies. In return for a $351,000 mortgage on their house, Blue Chip investments told them they would receive $10,000 a year in rentals from a new apartment in Auckland's St Martin's Lane.
The trouble is, when the Blue Chip companies went under, owing more than $80 million dollars, the Mathers' became liable for mortage payments on their home - which they thought was protected in a family trust - and their $10,000 a year income was turned into $3000 a month mortage interest payment.
The Mathers have now been told their property will be sold from under them to pay the debt.
9:30 How our private spaces reveal our personalities
Sam Gosling, psychologist from University of Texas and author of the book Snoop
9:45 Asia correspondent Phil O'Sullivan
Steve Martin, 80 year old chorus member; Jeanne Hatch, 81 year old chorus member and Bob Climan, 53 year old Artistic Director.
The Young@Heart Chorus has been going for 26 years, but has recently been made famous by the documentary of the same name which is now playing throughout the country at the Film Festival; British documentary maker Stephen Walker travelled to Northhampton Massachusetts to film the group and make the movie. The movie has been hugely popular wherever it has screened - mostly receiving standing ovations, including in New Zealand where it's currently touring as part of the International Film Festival.
10:30 Book Review: My Name is Will by Jess Winfield
Reviewed by Mary Daysh
Published by Allen & Unwin
10:45 Book reading: The Mesmerist, written and read by Barbara Ewing
Part 15 of 15
Published by Sphere.
11:05 Music with Manu Taylor
Neil Worboys and the Real Time Liners - Some Day Soon
(Ode Records 2008)
Eli 'Paperboy' Reed & The True Loves - Roll With You
(Q Division Records/Shock Records 2008)
Briar Ross - Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words I Love You)
(Ode Records 2008)
11:30 Beijing Olympics
Joseph Romanos looks at the Opening Ceremony of the XXIV Olympiad
11:45 Week That Was with Radar and Elizabeth Easther