Nine To Noon for Wednesday 15 July 2009
09:05 The New Poor
Professionals and middle income earners who have been hit by the recession, and the job losses that accompany it.
Diane Robertson, Auckland City Missioner; Michael Barnett, chief executive of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce; and Susan St John, Auckland University economist.
09:25 Folic acid in bread
Lyall Thurston, long-time folate campaigner and parent of son with spina bifida; and Katherine Rich, CEO of the NZ Food & Grocery Council and former National MP - says if any government decides to mass-medicate every bread-buying New Zealander with a certain additive, it has to be very sure that the costs to the community don't outweigh any health benefits, and that there are no long-term ill-effects on the population.
Xavier Rosset, former professional snowboarder who spent 10 months alone on an uninhabited island in the Pacific with only a knife and machete, to challenge our modern way of life.
10:05 Australia correspondent Paul Barclay
10:15 Dr Kerry Spackman
NZ neuroscientist who works with athletes and celebrities and is author of The Winner's Bible.
10:30 Book Review with Emma Hart
The Devil's Paintbrush by Jake Arnott
Published by Sceptre
10:45 Reading: The 10PM Question by Kate De Goldi
(Part 8 of 10)
Only his Ma takes 12-year-old Frankie Parsons's worrying questions seriously. But she is the cause of the most worrying question of all - the one Frankie can't ask.
11:05 Music Review with Marty Duda
Today's feature artist: Linda Ronstadt
1. Long Long Time (4:18) - Linda Ronstadt taken from 1970 album "Silk Purse" (Capitol)
2. You're No Good (3:44) - Linda Ronstadt taken from 1974 album "Heart Like A Wheel" (Capitol)
3. El Toro Relajo (2:32) - Linda Ronstadt taken from 1990 album "Mas Canciones" (Elektra)
4. Never Will I Marry (2:22) - Linda Ronstadt taken from 2004 album "Hummin' To Myself" (Verve)
11:30 Legal commentator Dean Knight discusses judges' conflicts of interest
11:45 Film reviews with Graeme Tuckett
Reviews form the New Zealand Film Festival, including Jane Campion's Bright Star.