Nine To Noon for Wednesday 26 November 2008
09:05 Legal inquiry underway to review NZ alcohol laws
Government have asked the Law Commission to review all laws surrounding alcohol, effectively a mini Commission of Inquiry over the next two years.
Cate Brett, a former journalist and editor of the Sunday Star Times newspaper, and now a researcher with the Law Commission.
09:20 Baby DNA
Marie Shroff, Privacy Commissioner, is calling for DNA information that has been taken at birth from nearly two million New Zealanders, to be either destroyed or transferred to a secure agency.
09:30 Surfing for the disabled
Marty Clarke, an amputee-surfer and one of the organisers of a "surfing for the disabled" organisation in NZ, which helps both experienced surfers with disabilities and provides what he calls a "life changing" opportunity for amputees with no previous experience of surfing.
09:45 Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan
10:05 Polygamist marriages
Irene Spencer, Mormon polygamist wife. Irene spent 28 years as one of ten women married to a fundamentalist Mormon polygamist. She has 14 of his 58 children. At the age of 16, Irene Spencer - whose own father had four wives - was forced to marry a man much older than her. She tells us her story of abject poverty and eventually leaving her husband for a new life.
Shattered Dreams: My Life as a Polygamist's Wife by Irene Spencer
Publisher: Center Street
10:30 Book Review with Rae McGregor
The Stepmother's Diary by Fay Weldon
Published by Quercus
ISBN 978 184 724 2051
10:45 Book Reading: The Blue by Mary McCallum
Episode 8 of 15
11:05 Music Review with Marty Duda
Artist Of The Week is Kraftwerk
German electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk have turned out to be among the most influential musicians of the last 35 years with their experimental forays into electronic music impacting dance, hip-hop and pop music. Kraftwerk themselves will be performing in Auckland on Wednesday, promising to top the stunning show they performed at the 2003 Big Day Out.
1. Ruckzuck (3:15) - Kraftwerk taken from 1971 album Kraftwerk 1 (Philips)
2. Autobahn (3:27) - Kraftwerk taken from 1974 album Autobahn (Vertigo)
3. Pocket Calculator (4:58) - Kraftwerk taken from 1981 album Computer World (Warner Bros.)
4. Trans Europe Express (5:01) - Kraftwerk taken from 2005 album Minimum - Maximum (EMI)
11:30 Legal commentator Andrew Scott-Howman
11:45 Film Review with Graeme Tuckett
The Savages, Caramel and Quantum of Solace.