Nine To Noon for Wednesday 5 October 2011
09:05 Earthquake strengthening of school buildings
Sally Haughton, Principal of Wellington East Girls' College, which has two buildings that need to be strengthened, and is one of several schools that are concerned about the safety of buildings that have been identified as earthquake prone but which the Ministry of Education has told them are safe; and David Hopkins, consulting engineer who specialises in earthquake risk management, and a former president of the NZ Society for Earthquake Engineering.
09:30 Using wild flower corridors to try and halt the wild bee decline
Marian Shore is spearheading a project to have bee corridors in North Otago; and Chris Sherlock, Sustainable Development Manager for The Cooperative Group - which has been running the Plan Bee project for the past three years, to try and reverse the decline in bees in the UK.
09:45 Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan
Ray discusses the tax summit in Canberra and controversy over proposed restrictions on poker machine gambling in pubs and clubs.
10:05 Sky TV chief executive John Fellet
Mr Fellet joined SKY as chief operating officer in 1991 and was appointed chief executive and a director of SKY in 2001. He has 25 years' experience in the pay TV industry, including ten years' experience with Tele-Communications Inc. in the US.
10:25 Book Review with Rae McGregor
Love at the End of the Road by Rae Roadley
Published by Penguin
10:45 Reading: Shapeshifter, a short story by Tina Makereti
The spirit of Pania of the reef is trapped in a bronze statue of herself in Napier. From the short story collection Once Upon a Time in Aotearoa, published by Huia Publishers.
Audio will be available here after broadcast.
11:05 Marty Duda's Artist of the Week - Sonic Youth
Sonic Youth has just released a career-spanning compilation called "Hits Are For Squares". The tracks have been chosen by assorted well-known fans such as actresses Catherine Keener, Portia de Rossi and Michelle Williams along with fellow musicians like Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Radiohead and The Flaming Lips.
1. Shadow Of A Doubt – Sonic Youth taken from 1986 album, “EVOL” (SST)
2. Superstar – Sonic Youth taken from 1994 album, “If I Were A Carpenter” (A&M)
3. Kool Thing – Sonic Youth taken from 1990 album “Goo” (DGC)
4. Circulation – Thurston Moore taken from 2011 album “Demolished Thoughts” (Matador)
The compilation also has one newly-recorded track which Marty has posted on his website www.13thfloor.co.nz.
11:30 Law commentator Catriona MacLennan
How finance companies are still not complying with consumer credit laws.
11:45 Science commentator David Haywood
David Haywood conducts an experiment to see if his engineering knowledge can be transferred to the fields of ladies' hairdressing and professional wedding planning.