Nine To Noon for Monday 8 August 2011
09:05 What will be impact of US debt downgrade and Eurozone debt crisis on the global economy?
Justin Urquhart Stewart, director of Seven Investment Management based in the UK which works with financial advisers and planners; Simon Botherway, general manager of investment for ANZ Wealth, former chair of the establishment board of the Financial Markets Authority and former member of the Securities Commission; and Bernard Hickey, managing editor of www.interest.co.nz
09:20 Do our cities work for children?
Professor Claire Freeman, head of Planning Programme at the Department of Geography, University of Otago
Why do we know so little about the spaces central to a child's world and what makes a good home, neighbourhood, school or city for them? Are today's kids' lives too structured and supervised? Claire is also being funded to look at children displaced by Christchurch earthquake, and has researched the place of camping in New Zealand.
Claire will be speaking as part of Otago University's Winter Lecture Series - her talk is called "Taking down the barriers: designing healthy cities which nurture resilient children"
Lecture details: Wellington - 6pm 10th August - James Cook Hotel
Auckland - 6pm 11th August - University of Otago Auckland Centre, Level 4, 385 Queen Street
09:45 Europe correspondent Peter Craven
10:05 Olga Garkavenko: Ukrainian-born research scientist
Olga Garkavenko left the Ukraine after witnessing firefighters who had battled the Chernobyl nuclear disaster coming into the cancer centre, where she was employed. Olga is now head of research and development at Living Cell Technologies, she also runs her own designer skincare business, NZ Cosmeceuticals.
10:35 Book Review with Harry Broad
Spirit of Progress by Steven Carroll, published by HarperCollins
10:45 Book Reading: The Angel's Cut by Elizabeth Knox
A 15 part series narrated by Jacob Rajan
The angel Xas returns in this sequel to the international bestseller, The Vintner’s Luck. Into a world of movie lots and speakeasies (L.A. 1929) comes Xas, stunt flier and wingless angel, still nursing his broken heart, and determined only to go on living in the air.
11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Sue Bradford
The debt crisis, the Mana party AGM and where the other small parties are at.
11:30 Guest Chef Paul Mercurio and wine commentator John Hawkesby
Television presenter, actor, Dancing with the Stars judge and beer enthusiast, Paul Mercurio, who has released a new cookbook, Cooking with Beer published by Allen and Unwin
He has spent considerable time developing recipes in which beer plays a significant role, not as a gimmick, but as an essential flavouring. From traditional beer-based favourites such as Lamb Shanks in Guinness, to variations on classics, such as Beer-Braised Beef Osso Bucco, to those that use beer in unexpected ways, such as Birramisu and Sticky Date Pudding.
11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey
God is in the details: Quantifying art