Nine To Noon for Tuesday 4 August 2009
09:05 Nine hour surgery for victim of horrific dog attack
Sven Christensen, husband of Margit Christenson, a 36-year-old woman who was attacked by a pack of eight pig dogs; and Dr Katerina Anesti, Plastic Surgeon from Waikato Hospital who operated on Margit Christensen.
09:20 Sustainability and justice
Jakob von Uexkull is a high profile proponent of sustainability, justice and peace thorugh his work as a writer, policy-maker and philatelist.
09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt
10:05 Catherine von Bredow; co-author of In the Blink of an Eye
In 2000, Catherine von Bredow's 42-year old-husband, Hasso, had a massive stroke - leaving him paralysed, mute but alert. Eventually he regained a tiny amount of movement in his thumb, enabling him to painstakingly select letters from a screen and ulitmately write a memoir.
Catherine von Bredow has now published that work, interwoven with her own memories of their family's ordeal. She speaks to Kathryn about the journey.
10:30 Book Review with Louise O'Brien
How To Paint a Dead Man by Sarah Hall
Published by Faber & Faber
10:45 Reading: The Madonna In The Suitcase by Huberta Hellendoorn
(Part 2 of 5)
A story of the challenges and rewards a Dutch New Zealand family experience in caring for a daughter with Down Syndrome.
11:05 Business and economic commentator
Rod Oram discusses three recent corporate stories and how the recession has strained their respective business strategies.
11:30 Mark Hadlow
Veteran stage actor and director Mark Hadlow tells us why he stepped off the boards after 30 years to become an events manager.
11:45 Media commentator
Denis Welch discusses the latest media issues including sports coverage.