Nine To Noon for Wednesday 24 December 2008
09:05 Matthew Hooton and Laila Harre, Denis Welch and Richard Becht
09:20 Catch-up interview with inspirational character, Elizabeth Goodyear, the 101-year-old New Yorker
09:30 John Lowe, elderly ballet dancer
John Lowe took up ballet at 79. He is now 89 and plans to dance at Ely Cathedral on his 90th birthday.
09:45 Wally Kupenga, homeless man
When we last spoke to Wally was 37, and he had been homeless for five years.
10:05 Mike Loder, Auckland based comedian
10:30 Manu Taylor's Best of 2008
1. Duffy - "Rockferry" - 2008 Polydor Ltd (UK) 1791284 A&M Records
Track # 1 - Rockferry
2. Flight of The Conchords - "Flight Of The Conchords" - 2008 Sub Pop
Track # 2 - Inner City Pressure
3. TV On The Radio - "Dear Science" - 2008 Touch & Go Records/4AD/Inertia
Track # 3 Dancing Choose
4. Fleet Foxes - "Fleet Foxes" - 2008 Sub Pop Records SPCD777
Track # 2 White Winter Hymnal
1. The Last Shadow Puppets - "The Age Of The Understatement" - 2008 Domino
Recording Co Ltd/EMI WIGCD208OZ 2121252
2. The De Soto's - "Cross Your Heart" - 2008 Tailgator Music/Ode Records
3. MGMT (pronounced "Management") - "Oracular Spectacular" - 2008
Columbia/Sony BMG Music Entertainment 88697195122
4. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - "Dig Lazarus Dig!!!" - 2008 Mute Records
10:45 Reading: Last Christmas, a short story by Elisabeth Easther
11:05 Tommy Honey, David Slack, Radar and Pinky Agnew
11:07: Note Bene Choir
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
11:20 Trevor Barry, backyard amateur astronomer
Astronomer from Broken Hill who hit international headlines this year when he was first to observe storms on Saturn.
11:30 Note Bene Choir
The Southern Cross Looks Down (NZ words to the tune of O Little Town of Bethlehem)
11:32 Christmas for New Zealanders in Afghanistan
Ian Bell, Defence Force medical officer in Afghanistan.
A team of 140 New Zealanders, who form the Defence Force's Provincial Reconstruction Team, is hunkering down in temperatures as low as minus 20 degrees in the mountainous region of Afghanistan.
11:40 Uganda - Kate McCleay
Back in August we talked to Cam and Kate McCleay - the kiwi couple who with their three children have lived in Uganda for 7 years.
They run an adventure tourism business there, but for the last year they've also been involved in building a school on the shores of Lake Victoria.
The school had no books, so while back in New Zealand in August, the Mcleays put out the word to their kiwi friends to see if they could rustle up a few pre-loved books.
An interview on this programme helped things along a bit, and the upshot was 400 boxes of books, which were shipped to Uganda inside a jetboat, which the McLeays were importing for their business.
11:55 Thanks and Christmas Greetings from Kathryn
11:57 Note Bene Choir
Away in a Manger (soloist: Joanne Hodgson)