Nine To Noon for Wednesday 9 March 2011
09:05 Fletcher Building's role in the rebuilding of Christchurch
Mark Binns, Infrastructure Chief Executive at Fletcher Building, New Zealand's largest listed company and biggest building contractor.
09:30 The Great Stagnation
Tyler Cowen, George Mason University economist and author of The Great Stagnation, which argues there's been a steady downward trend in growth rates among rich countries over the last few decades because major innovations of the last two centuries have now been exploited.
09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton
Prime Minister Julia Gillard's trip to the United States, where she is the first foreign dignitary to address the new US congress, and the 60th anniversary of ANZUS treaty.
10:05 Tommy Tiernan - Irish comedian
Irish comedian whose annual ticket sales in his homeland are only beaten by U2.
10:30 Book Review with Graham Beattie
When The Killings Doneby TC Boyle
Published by Bloomsbury
10:45 Reading:Hello Dubai, written & read by Joe Bennett (Part 3 of 10)
Joe learns about the history of the Emirate of Dubai, sees a hoopoe bird and meets a local Arab.
11:05 Music review Marty Duda
Artist of the Week: Teddy Thompson
1. Persuasion (4:38) - Richard & Teddy Thompson taken from 2001 album "Action Packed: The Best Of The Capitol Years" (Capitol)
2. Separate Ways (5:36) - Teddy Thompson taken from 2006 album "Separate Ways" (Verve)
3. I'm Walking The Floor Over You (2:24) - Teddy Thompson taken from
2007 album "Upfront & Down Low" (Verve)
4. Looking For A Girl (3:23) - Teddy Thompson taken from 2011 album "Bella" (Verve)
11:30 Legal commentator John Edwards
The legal hurdles faced by people who claim they've been abused in institutions over the past few decades.
11:45 Science commentator Simon Pollard
The elaborate lengths some male animals have to go to impress the female they are wooing.