Nine To Noon for Wednesday 18 February 2009
09:05 The Men's Clinic under review
The Health and Disability Commission says a doctor at "The Men's Clinic" came close to exploiting his patients and should have his competency reviewed by the Medical Council.
Stuart, patient of The Men's Clinic who believes he was mistreated and conned; and Ron Paterson, Health and Disability Commissioner.
09:20 Cannabis reform
Jeremy Sare, UK Cannabis reform expert and former head of Drug Legislation and Classification at the Home Office in the UK, who is seething over a recent government decision to re-classify cannabis from a class C to a class B drug, thus attracting hasher penalties and more arrests for possession. The UK's drug classification system is similar to New Zealand's, where cannabis is a Class C drug.
Jeremy Sare is in New Zealand for an international symposium run by the Drug Foundation.
09:45 Australia correspondent Paul Barclay
10:05 Venture capital
Jenny Morel, Managing Partner, founded No 8 Ventures in 1999.
Jenny Morel has been a director of 13 early stage companies for No 8 Ventures. She is currently chairman of Martin Aircraft Company, Vertical Composting and Smart Orthotics; a director of Open Cloud and Surveylab; and has observer status on the board of Proacta.
Jenny previously founded an investment bank specialising in technology companies which led to her starting No 8 Ventures - she saw the huge opportunity for investment in exciting young, under-funded technology companies. And she is the founder and organiser of an annual conference for New Zealand high growth companies, Morgo.
10:30 Book Review with Kate Blackhurst
Death on the Ice by Robert Ryan
Published by Headline
ISBN 978 0755 347 216
10:45 Reading. The Kindness Of Strangers by Shonagh Koea
Episode 8 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 - Roberta Flack
1. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (5:22) - Roberta Flack taken
from 1970 album "First Take" (Atlantic)
2. Where Is The Love (2:46) - Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway taken from 1972 album "Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway" (Atlantic)
3. Jesse (4:03) - Roberta Flack taken from 1973 album "Killing Me
4. Reverend Lee (4:31) - Roberta Flack taken from 1970 album "Chapter Two" (Atlantic)
11:30 Legal commentator Ursula Cheer
11:45 Film review with Graeme Tuckett
Changeling and Hunger