Nine to Noon on Wednesday 13 August 2008

9:05 Preventable Cancer

In a hard-hitting editorial in the latest Medical Journal, Christchurch oncologist, Dr Chris Wynne writes: "Failure to implement New Zealand's Cancer Control Strategy according to agreed timelines will cost New Zealand many deaths from preventable cancer."

9:20 Real causes of conflict in the Caucasus

Michael Klare, the author of Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The New Geopolitics of Energy, says the current conflict between Georgia and Russia can only be understood in terms of the post-cold war competition for energy between Russia and the USA. Georgia - and the Caucasus - offers the only route for Caspian Sea oil and gas that does not cross either Iran or Russia.

9:30 Happy mothers, healthy children

Professor Michael Meaney discusses the importance of early mother-child interactions in determining children's long-term mental and physical health.

Professor Meaney will give a free public lecture 'Happy mothers, healthy children' today (13 August) at 6pm (lecture theatre OGGB3, University of Auckland Business School, 12 Grafton Road). He will also be leading a half day workshop/seminar co-hosted by Brainwave Trust and the Liggins Institute on the morning of Thursday 14th August at the Liggins Institute, (University of Auckland) that will give people who are interested in his work an opportunity to discuss it in more detail.

9:45 Australia Correspondent Paul Barclay

10:05 Feature Interview

Ferdinard Mount, novelist, critic - and the author of Margaret Thatcher's election manifesto.

10:35 Book Review: Bandit Roads by Richard Grant

Reviewed by Anne Buchanan
Published by Little, Brown
ISBN 9781408700068

10:45 Book Reading: On The Wings Of Mercury - The Lorraine Moller Story

Episode 3 of 6

11:05 Artist of the Week with Marty Duda

This week's artist is Isaac Hayes

Tracks featured:

Soul Man - Sam & Dave
from the 1967 single

When I Fall In Love - Isaac Hayes
from the 1967 album Presenting Isaac Hayes

Walk On By - Isaac Hayes
from the 1969 album Hot Buttered Soul

Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes
from the 1971 album Shaft

11:30 Legal Commentator Dean Knight

11:45 Film Review with Dan Slevin

Films reviewed include Married Life, Prague, and Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day