Nine To Noon for Wednesday 27 July 2011
09:05 Maori MP suggests that child suicide victims shouldn't have their lives celebrated on the marae
Maori Party MP Te Ururoa Flavell says it's time to take a very hard stand on youth suicide, including considering banning tangi for victims and burying them at the entrance of cemeteries so their deaths will be "condemned".
09:20 Reaction from community and mental health workers to a call not to celebrate the lives of child suicide victims
Bay of Plenty volunteer community worker Mate Tangitu, who works with people with drug and alcohol problems, and has attended recent suicide tangi; and Gavin Pike, the manager of Mana Mental Health Service.
09:30 NCEA changes raise concern about a cohort of students being treated as guinea pigs
Yasmeen Musa is a year 11 student at Whangarei Girls High, who has spoken out about changes to NCEA standards. Chairperson of the Secondary Principals Council Julia Davidson and Deputy Chief Executive of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) Bali Haque.
09:45 Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan
The asylum seeker deal between Australia and Malaysia; the latest on the carbon tax; and the death of painter Margaret Olley.
10:05 Morgan Spurlock - The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
American documentary maker Morgan Spurlock is best known for his film, Super Size Me. He's in New Zealand to promote his latest cynical look at American culture: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, a look at the extent of product placement and advertising in movies.
10:35 Book Review with Michael Cullen
On China by Henry Kissinger
Published by Allen Lane
10:45 Reading. 'Spider' by William Taylor (Part 8 of 10)
Spider Trent, a rugby loving teenage pianist, finds he is the centre of a media storm during a nationwide piano competition.
11:05 Music review with Marty Duda
Feature artist: US band They Might Be Giants
1. Don’t Let’s Start – They Might Be Giants taken from 1986 album They Might Be Giants (Restless)
2. Birdhouse In Your Soul – They Might Be Giants taken from 1990 album Flood (Elektra)
3. Older – They Might Be Giants taken from 2001 album Mink Car (Restless)
4. Celebration – They Might Be Giants taken from 2011 album Join Us (Yep Roc)
They Might Be Giants are comprised of the duo of John Flansburgh and John Linnell. They formed in 1982 and have just released their 14th album, Join Us. Their version of alt-rock is sometimes known as 'geek-rock' and their best-known song, Boss Of Me was the theme to TV’s Malcolm In The Middle. The band has also ventured into children’s music. Their 2009 album, Here Come The 123s won a Grammy.
11:30 Legal commentator Catriona MacLennan
Collaborative practice in family law.
11:45 Science commentator Simon Pollard
Simon Pollard looks at whether gossip is the human version of primate grooming, and suggests an evolutionary explanation for why so much of our conversations involve gossip.