Nine To Noon for Friday 19 November 2010
09:05 Demolition of historic Palace building in central Auckland
Michael Chow, owner of the Palace building, which was demolished overnight due to safety concerns; and Sherry Reynolds, Area manager of the Auckland branch of the Historic Places Trust.
09:20 Un-roadworthy buses discovered in Christchurch by police
Sergeant Michael Moloney from the Commercial Vehicle Investigation Unit - Christchurch Police
Paul Feenstra, media strategist and former producer and audio mixer in the US; and Peter Ennis, TVNZ's general manager of technology.
09:45 Asia correspondent Phil O'Sullivan
10:05 Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Listen to this item: Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
While there are now ukulele orchestras in every corner of the world, these are the originals, celebrating 25 years of strumming and plucking together this year. Playing everything from Nirvana to Tchaikovsky, they come to NZ via Carnegie Hall. They also scored one of the fastest sell-outs in BBC Proms history, filling all 7000 seats of London's Royal Albert Hall.
Visit www.ukuleleorchestra.co.nz for more info and tour dates.
10:30 Book Review with Harry Broad
The Third Man: Life at the Heart of New Labour by Peter Mandelson
Published by Fourth Estate
10:45 Reading: The City God, a short story by Paula Morris from her collection Forbidden Cities
Ros' visit to her son and daughter in law in Shanghai unleashes his affair with a local girl.
11:05 New Music with Sean McKenna
Artist: Buddy Guy
Album: Living Proof
Song: 74 Years Young
Video: Eric Clapton with Buddy Guy and Robert Cray 'Watch Yourself'
Artist: Norah Jones
Album: ...Featuring Norah Jones
Song: Loretta with David Rawlings and Gillian Welch
11:30 Sports commentator Richard Boock
NZ cricket team's batting order, the NZ ODI squad for India, and Brad Thorn's ruling out of the Irish rugby test.
11:45 Week That Was with Radar and Elisabeth Easther