Nine To Noon for Friday 20 August 2010
09:05 Living Assurance insurance - when are you covered and when are you not?
John Fenton cut his leg on coral while on holiday in Vanuatu last year, and contracted the muscle-eating disease necrotising fasciitis, which ravaged his leg and left doctors fearing for his life.
All throughout the life-changing event, John believed he'd be covered by his Living Assurance policy through Sovereign. He was devastated to be told by the insurance company that he didn't qualify for a pay-out, as he'd only lost one leg - he needed to have at least two limbs amputated.
09:20 Giant ice island - Greenland
Luc Desjardin is the senior ice and iceberg forecaster at the Sea Ice Forecasting, Climatology, and Research at the Canadian Ice Service in Ottawa, Ontario. He forecast the giant ice island breaking off the Petermann Glacier in Greenland earlier this month. It's four times the size of Manhattan (280km²).
09:30 Lesley Dewar - Tweeting star of the Australian election campaign
Lesley Dewar, Perth grandmother and prolific Tweeter. The BuzzElection media monitoring site has found that Lesley Dewar is ranked among the top 100 most influential Tweeters in the Australian election campaign.
09:45 Asia correspondent Phil O'Sullivan
10:05 Garry Weare - Himalayan trekker
Garry Weare has had a life long love affair with Kashmir and the Indian Himalaya. He wrote the first ever lonely planet guide to trekking in the Indian Himalaya, but somehow he hankered for something a bit longer and more remote. He's just published a new book on his recent 5 and a half month 2-and-a-half-thousand-kilometer trek through remote and rugged terrain, from the source of the Ganges river to his houseboat in Kashmir.
10:30 Children's Book Review with John McIntyre
Mirror by Jeannie Baker
Published by Walker Books
Me and You by Anthony Browne
Published by Walker Books
Malcolm and Juliet by Bernard Beckett
16-year-old Malcolm is making a documentary on sex to win first prize at the National Secondary School's Science Fair (Part 15 of 15)
11:05 New Music with Sean McKenna
Artist: John Mellencamp
Album: No Better Than This
Song: Love At First Sight
Album: The World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria
Song: Tony Grey Super 7 'Yem Efe'
Artist: The Budos Band
Album: Budos III
Song: Unbroken, Unshaven
Videos: The Making of The Budos Band III
Tour of the 'House of Soul' Studio at Daptone Records
11:30 Sports commentator Richard Boock
The All Black's game against South Africa this weekend.
11:45 Week That Was with Dai Henwood and Irene Pink