Nine To Noon for Tuesday 27 July 2010
09:05 Fight to keep neurosurgery services in Dunedin
Clinicians say lives will be lost of patients have to be transferred to Christchurch.
Richard Thompson, former Otago DHB board chair, now a Southern District Health Board Member; and Richard Bunton, Chief Medical Officer at Dunedin hospital and cardiothoracic surgeon.
09:20 Intercountry adoption
New Zealand families can once again adopt children from Russian orphanages, after changes to Russian rules two years ago virtually halted the process.
Wendy Hawke, from ICANZ - intercountry adoption New Zealand
09:45 USA correspodent Richard Wolffe
10:05 Alistair Urquhart - The Forgotten Highlander
Nonagenerarian Scotsman Alistair Urquhart on his memories as a Japanese prisoner of war and receiving a bravery award 65 years later.
The Forgotten Highlander: my incredible story of survival during the war in the Far East by Alistair Urquhart
Published by Little Brown
10:30 Book Review with Quentin Johnson
The Queen of Palmyra by Minrose Gwin
Published by HarperCollins
10:45 Reading:Men Behaving Sadly
Aa series of 5 stories by David Hill exploring aspects of life for the New Zealand male.
Ever After, the taming of wayward Dan (2 of 5)
11:05 Business and Economic commentator Rod Oram
Rod Oram discusses NZ companies trading with China - two examples of what we should be doing and one a stark example of what we shouldn't do.
11:30 Music therapy for terminally ill
Successful furniture businessman Peter Roberts made a decision that has changed not only his own life, but those of many seriously ill and dying people. Peter went to American to train as a music thana-tologist. This involves providing musical comfort, in his case using harp and voice, in vigils at the bedside of patients near the end of life.
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch