Nine To Noon for Wednesday 8 December 2010
09:05 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in UK custody
James Catlin, Melbourne-based barrister who has previously acted for Julian Assange. The WikiLeaks founder has been remanded in custody by a British court over allegations of sex crimes in Sweden. Supporters of Assange believe the charges are politically motivated, and argue that Swedish police made no moves to question or arrest him until after WikiLeaks released its massive tranche of secret documents; and William Banks, US law professor and director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism at Syracuse University.
09:25 Rural accountant says banks need to take responsibility for desperate farming clients
Stephen Stafford Bush, Rural accountant who has farming clients around NZ, a number of farming clients who are in desperate straits. He says banks need to take much of the responsibility, because in many cases, rash lending practices and their push for dominance in the rural sector saw farmers strongly encouraged to borrow more and more - based on over inflated land prices.
09:45 Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan
10:05 John Lloyd - British comedy writer John Lloyd
John Lloyd is the the television producer behind many shows, including Blackadder, and the satirical current affairs show Spitting Image, and the Stephen Fry hosted programme, QI, which stands for Quite Interesting, is also his brainchild.
The Second Book of General Ignorance- by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson
Published by Faber and Faber
10:30 Book Review with Louise O'Brien
Rescue by Anita Shreve
Published by Little Brown
10:45 Reading: Turaki Domain by Justin Eade (Part 1 of 2)
Tex Rapley is a seventy test All Black legend who has played to massive crowds in all the great stadia of the world. Today Tex is playing on pitch number two , Turaki Domain before thirty spectators.
11:05 Music review with Marty Duda
Artist of the Week: The Black Keys
1. Set You Free (2:46) - The Black Keys taken from 2003 album "Thickfreakness" (Fat Possum)
2. 10 A.M. Automatic (3:10) - The Black Keys taken from 2005 DVD "Live" (Fat Possum)
3. Things Ain't Like They Used To Be (4:36) - The Black Keys from 2008 album "Attack & Release" (Shock)
4. The Only One (5:00) - The Black Keys taken from 2010 album "Brothers" (Shock)
11:30 Media law commentator Ursula Cheer
11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston
Unusual museums in NZ and overseas.
The New Zealand Museums website, for finding intriguing collections all around the country