Nine To Noon for Wednesday 16 September 2009
09:05 Tauranga family takes legal action against Bay of Plenty Hospital
A Tauranga family is taking legal action against Bay of Plenty Hospital for failing to provide adequate care for their son, who died of an asthma attack, and seeks compensation for the trauma this caused.
Jade Steiner, mother of two year old boy who died of a severe asthma attack after a junior doctor at Bay of Plenty Hospital failed to give him appropriate treatment; and John Edwards, Lawyer for the Steiner family.
09:30 Sweet Louise expands to Wellington
The Louise Perkins Foundation was established in Auckland to help women living with secondary breast cancer. It was inspired by Louise Perkins and the vibrant life she lived with her cancer, and founded by her husband Scott Perkins.
The Foundation established Sweet Louise which offers women with advanced breast cancer practical services and complementary therapies through a free, voucher based system.
Sweet Louise is launching in Wellington, and is the beginning of a move to offer services to women throughout the country.
Jennifer Clark, CEO of Sweet Louise; and Angela Litterick-Biggs, who has advanced cancer and will be one of the Wellington women to access Sweet Louise services.
09:45 Australia correspondent Paul Barclay
10:05 Nicholas Mostyn - Britain's top divorce lawyer
Nicholas Mostyn is one Britain's top barristers and divorce lawyers, who represented Sir Paul McCartney in his embittered and very public divorce from Heather Mills McCartney.
Nicholas Mostyn QC, has gained the nickname `Mr Payout,' due to the massive sums he has won, mainly for ex-wives.
He has been involved in a number of precedent-setting cases, including the groundbreaking White vs White in 2000, which opened the floodgates to the huge settlements now being awarded in the British courts.
Some of those precedent setting cases now have legal parallels before the courts right now in New Zealand.
10:25 Book Review with Quentin Johnson
Zone of the Marvellous: In Search of the Antipodes by Martin Edmond
Published by Auckland University Press
10:45 Reading. Black Widows - a short story by Maggie Lilleby
Nola And Eileen enjoy a good funeral and each take something a little different home from the ceremonies they attend together.
11:05 Marty Duda's Artist of the Week
1. Three O'Clock Blues (3:02) - B.B. King taken from 1951 single (RPM)
2. Sweet Little Angel (3:50) - B.B. King taken from 1965 album "Live At The Regal" (ABC)
3. The Thrill Is Gone (5:26) - B.B. King taken from 1969 album "Completely Well" (Bluesway)
4. See that My Grave Is Kept Clean (4:49) - B.B. King taken from 2008 album "One Kind Favor" (Geffen)
11:30 Legal commentator Mai Chen discusses Education Amendment Bill affecting Polytechnics
11:45 Film review with Graeme Tuckett
The film by David Bowie's son Duncan Jones, and The September Issue - the story of legendary Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and her larger-than-life team of editors creating the highly anticipated September 2007 issue of Vogue magazine which weighed nearly five pounds, and was the single largest issue of a magazine ever published.