Nine To Noon for Wednesday 27 October 2010
09:05 NZ's high rate of drug recalls
Seven different drugs - including medicines for heart disease, diabetes, weight loss and asthma - have been recalled this year, affecting around 50,000 people. Pharmacists are crying foul, saying they're being diverted from their work because new requirements mean they have to phone every affected patient - time they are not compensated for. Before this year, the last patient-level recall was about 20 years ago - and pharmacists say MedSafe - which makes the decisions about drug recalls - has its bar set too low.
Annabel Young, chief executive of the Pharmacy Guild; Ian Johnson, owner of two South Auckland pharmacies (Johnson's Pharmacy Otara and one in Papatoetoe) and president of the Pharmacy Guild. He is taking GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to court in a civil case over his costs of about $400 incurred in the recall of the drug Marevan in January; and Dr Harry Pert, President of the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners.
09:20 What are the global political and economic ramifications of the aging population?
Global aging has gone critical - what are the political and economic ramifications of an aging world? And is it all bad news? Ted Fishman's latest book, Shock of Gray: The Aging of the World's Population and How it Pits Young Against Old, Child Against Parent, Worker Against Boss, Company Against Rival, and Nation Against Nation looks at how the aging of the world is propelling globalisation, redefining nearly every important relationship we have and changing life for everyone young and old.
09:45 Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan
Water wars, John Howard's memoir and squabbles in the Labor party.
10:05 Barton Gellman - Digital privacy and security
Barton Gellman, Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist and author who runs the Counterspy blog on digital privacy and security. He is based at New York University's Center on Law and Security, where he holds a senior research fellowship.
10:30 Book Review with Dan Slevin
Our Kind of Traitor by John Le Carre
Published by Viking
10:45 Reading. Heart of Darfur by Lisa French Blaker
Auckland nurse, Lisa Blaker recalls her experiences in Western Sudan on assignment with the humanitarian organisation Medicins San Frontiere (Part 2 of 12)
11:05 Music review with Marty Duda
Artist of the Week: Belle and Sebastian
1. The Stars Of Track And Field (4:48) - Belle And Sebastian taken from 1996 album "If You're Feeling Sinister" (Matador)
2. Legal Man (2:42) - Belle And Sebastian taken from 2000 EP "Legal Man" (Matador)
3. Step Into My Office, Baby (4:12) - Belle And Sebastian taken from 2003 album "Dear Catastrophe Waitress" (Rough Trade)
4. Little Lou, Ugly Jack, Prophet John (4:33) - Belle And Sebastian taken from 2010 album "Write About Love" (Rough Trade)
11:30 Legal commentator Ursula Cheer
The media's use of disreputable methods to obtain a story.
11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston
Art hitting the headlines.