Nine To Noon for Wednesday 11 February 2009
09:05 Evacuation procedures, Victoria fires
Phil Koperberg, former Australian fire chief. He served 21 years as commissioner for the Fire Service in New South Wales, and is now a Backbench MP and an expert in risk and crisis management.
09:30 The recession
Julie Jay's husband has been made redundant as a result of the recession. They are worried they may have to sell assets to survive, at a time of their lives when they expected to be focussing on saving for their retirement.
09:30 Government infrastructure package announced
Jane Patterson, Radio New Zealand reporter.
09:45 Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan
10:05 Austistic savant
Daniel Tammet, an austistic savant who has extraordinary mental ability with numbers.
His new book Embracing the Wide Sky - the enormous potential of your mind was released in NZ a few days ago. His first book was Born on a Blue Day.
10:30 Book Review with Graham Beattie
Land of Marvels by Barry Unsworth
Published by Hutchinson
ISBN 978 009 192 6182
10:45 Reading. The Kindness Of Strangers by Shonagh Koea
Episode 3 of 10
A series of moving vignettes in which writer Shonagh Koea recalls her past, looking back on a range of roles including daughter, wife, mother, journalist and novelist, with a few favourite recipes along the way.
11:05 Music Review with Marty Duda
Artist Of The Week is David Byrne
1. Help Me Somebody (4:17) - Brian Eno & David Byrne taken from 1981 album My life In The Bush Of Ghosts (Nonesuch)
2. The Dream Police (Cha Cha Cha) (3:00) - David Byrne taken from
1989 album Rei Momo (Luaka Bop/Sire)
3. Like Humans Do (3:32) - David Byrne taken from 2001 album Look Into The Eyeball (Virgin)
4. Strange Overtones (4:16) - David Byrne & Brian Eno taken from 2008 album Everything That Happens Will Happen Today (Inertia)
11:30 Legal commentator Robert Lithgow, Wellington Barrister
11:45 Film Review with Graeme Tuckett
Let the Right One In (Adolescent Swedish Vampires)
The Map Reader (New NZ drama)
Yes Man (Jim Carrey vehicle)