Nine To Noon for Wednesday 24 February 2010
09:25 The company which built Telecom's troubled XT network apologises for the problems and says fixing them is it's greatest priority
Ben Verwaayen, Global Chief Executive of Alcatel-Lucent, the company which built Telecom's beleaguered XT network.
09:30 Examination of benefit changes
Paula Bennett, Minister of Social Development and Employment
09:45 Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan
10:05 Wendy Cook - first wife of British comedian Peter Cook; now an expert in biodynamics
Wendy Cook was the first wife of comedian Peter Cook, she has now become an expert in macrobiotics and food as medicine. Wendy is in NZ delivering a series of lectures and workshops on the theme of understanding what we eat and how it affects us.
Her tour begins in the Wellington region on Friday 19 February with the lecture "The Evolution of Food and Human Consciousness" to be presented at 7:30 pm at Te Ra School, Poplar Avenue, Raumati South. The lecture will be presented in seven centres around the country (pdf).
The Biodynamic Food and Cookbook: Real Nutrition that Doesn't Cost the Earth by Wendy E. Cook
Published by Clairview Books
10:30 Book Review with Phil Smith
Seeing Further: 350 Years of the Royal Society and Scientific Endeavour
Edited by Bill Bryson
Published by Fourth Estate
10:45 Reading. Tipface Bunyan By Suzie Pointon (Part 3 of 5, RNZ)
Gordon 'Tipface' Bunyan is a hulk of a man with an unusual empathy for chickens.
11:05 Music review with Marty Duda
Feature Artist - Pavement
1. Summer Babe (3:16) - Pavement taken from 1992 album "Slanted & Enchanted" (Matador)
2. Range Life (4:54) - Pavement taken from 1994 album "Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain" (Matador)
3. Stereo (3:07) - Pavement taken from 1997 album "Brighten The Corners" (Matador)
4. Shady Lane (2:38) - Pavement taken from 1997 album "Brighten The Corners" (Matador)
11:30 Legal commentator Ursula Cheer looks at a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision - the Torstar case which has opened up the law of defamation for media
11:45 Film Review with Graeme Tuckett
Crazy Heart, Shutter Island and Silent Wedding.