Nine To Noon for Friday 15 August 2008
Nine to Noon on Friday 15 August 2008
9:05 Allowing non-doctors to advertise using the title 'Dr'
Dr Simon Roughan, Acting President, NZ Chiropractors Association
9:30 Rebecca McLeod: 2008 MacDiarmid Young Scientist of the Year
An underwater run-in with a slimy hagfish and curiosity about the food source for these scavenging fish that live up to 400 metres below sea level in the New Zealand fiords, have unravelled secrets of the underworld and won researcher Rebecca McLeod the title of 2008 MacDiarmid Young Scientist of the Year.
Rebecca encountered the ancient and primitive hagfish (pictured above), which is jawless, toothless and blind and excretes a stinky slime when stressed, during her first dive in Fiordland. Her subsequent research into its diet has revealed a novel food web in which coastal deep water creatures rely on recycled energy from Fiordlandâ€™s coastal forests.
Picture by Stephen Wing, University of Otago
9:45 Pacific correspondent Mike Field
10:05 Feature Guest: Chris de Bazin
Former farm worker, turned undercover cop, turned television executive - and a furniture maker on the side.
10:30 Children's Book Review with John McIntyre
Spud by John van de Ruit
Published by Penguin, ISBN 978-0-141-32356-5
The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Published by Andersen Press, ISBN 978-1-84270-844-6
Screw Loose by Chris Wheat
Published by Allen and Unwin, ISBN 978-1-74175-495-7
10:45 Book Reading: On The Wings Of Mercury - The Lorraine Moller Story
Episode 5 of 6
11:05 Music Review with Manu Taylor
Alice Smith - For Lovers Dreamers & Me
2007 Epic Records/BMG Music
Dave Murphy - Yes That's Me, Dave Murphy Plays The Blues
Leon Wharekura - It's A Love Thing
Self released 2007
11:30 Sport with Joseph Romanos
11:45 Week That Was with Radar and Irene Pink