Nine To Noon for Wednesday 19 November 2008
09:05 Child abuse - has anything been learned from Nia Glassie's death?
Bev Adair, from the For the Sake of Our Children Trust; Hone Kaa, an Anglican Minister and head of the child advocacy group Te Kahui Mana Ririki; and Dr Cindy Kiro, The Children's Commissioner.
09:30 Life-saving vaccines against pneumoccal diseases
Professor Richard Adegbola, world-leading vaccine researcher from Africa, a Nigerian leading the fight against the biggest preventable killer of people in the world. He's coming to NZ to speak at the inaugural conference of the Otago International Health Research Network this week.
09:45 Australia correspondent Paul Barclay
10:05 British Comedy
Jon Plowman, BBC producer and head of comedy, is in New Zealand for the 2008 SPADA (Screen Production and Development Association) conference. He is best known as the producer of Absolutely Fabulous, French and Saunders, and The Vicar Of Dibley, as well as a large number of other comedy hits.
10:30 Book review with Catriona Ferguson
My Sister My Love by Joyce Carol Oates
Published by Fourth Estate
ISBN 978 000 7285099
10:45 Book Reading: The Blue by Mary McCallum
Episode 3 of 15
11:05 Music review with Marty Duda
The Artist Of The Week is Todd Rundgren.
Having been described as "A Wizard, A True Star", Todd Rundgren has been one of the most fascinating musical chameleons of the past 40 years dating back to his 1960s garage band days with Nazz, through the pure-pop majesty of Hello, It's Me, the guitar-playing histrionics of his prog-rock band Utopia and even a stint as a member of the re-formed Cars.
Along with his own musical achievements, Rundgren has been a pioneer in video technology and a producer for artists like The Band, Badfinger, Grand Funk, The Tubes and Meatloaf. Marty Duda discusses Rundgren's extraordinary career and plays music from his illustrious past and his new album, Arena.
1. Open My Eyes (2:48) - Nazz taken from 1968 single (SGC)
2. Hello It's Me (4:42) - Todd Rundgren taken from 1972 album
3. Set Me Free (3:07) - Utopia taken from 1980 album Adventures In
4. Gun (3:54) - Todd Rundgren taken from 2008 album Arena (Cooking Vinyl)
11:30 Law with Robert Lithgow, Wellington barrister
11:45 TV review with Simon Wilson