Nine To Noon for Wednesday 15 April 2009
Jone Baledrokadroka, former Fijian Land Forces Commander.
Frank Bainimara's former right-hand military man and hear his views on the the current situation in Fiji and his frustration that New Zealand is not taking a hard enough line against what he calls a despot.
Jone Baledrokadroka was Fiji's land forces commander - he was charged in 2006 for being part of a plot to assassinate coup leader Frank Bainimarama - he as finally aquitted late last year and released from prison.
Mr Baledrokadroka is now a visiting research fellow at the Australian National University.
09:20 Shortage of pathologists in the NZ and the effect that could have on patient care
Dr Debra Graves, chief executive of The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia; and Dr Paul Okleford, chair of New Zealand Association of Pathology Professional Practices and clinical director of DML.
09:45 Australia correspondent Paul Barclay
10:05 Ecological economics
Robert Costanza shot to prominence in 1997 when he estimated the annual net worth of the biosphere: 33 trillion US dollars, - that's more than the annual gross national products of all the world's economies combined.
Robert Costanza is a professor of ecological economics and director of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont.
10:30 Book Review with Anne Buchanan
The Lost Life by Steven Carroll
Published by HarperCollins
10:45 Reading: Thin Earth by Charlotte Grimshaw told by Theresa Healy
A woman looks back to the time of her marriage breaking up and the thin earth she was standing on.
11:05 Music review with Marty Duda
Artist Of The Week is Depeche Mode
Depeche Mode began in the early 1980s as another British post-punk synth band along with the likes of OMD, Human League and Ultravox. Originally they were lead by Vince Clarke, who left the band after their first album and first hit in 1981. The remaining members carried on with Martin Gore taking on the songwriting chores.
By the mid-80s they had developed a much darker sound and become one of the leading "Goth" bands of the decade. Their 1990 album, Violator featuring hit singles Personal Jesus and Enjoy The Silence took them up to the next level and the band was soon touring the biggest stadiums in the world, while lead singer Dave Gahan fought his own personal demons. Having survived massive success, the band remains strong with a new album, Sounds Of The Universe due out in a few days.
1. Just Can't Get Enough (3:43) - Depeche Mode taken from 1981 album Speak & Spell (Sire)
2. A Question Of Time (4:09) - Depeche Mode taken from 1986 album Black Celebration (Sire)
3. Enjoy The Silence (3:47) - Depeche Mode taken from 1990 album
4. Wrong (3:12) - Depeche Mode taken from 2009 album Sounds Of The Universe (Mute)
11:30 Legal commentator Catriona MacLennan
Family law expert Catriona MacLennan discusses ongoing efforts to solve custody battles.
11:45 Film review with Graeme Tuckett
Graeme discusses the latest cinema offerings - Tony Manero, Trouble the Water and The Boat that Rocked.