Nine To Noon for Wednesday 9 November 2011
09:05 Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is set to resign
Professor Gianfranco Pasquino, Political studies professor at the University of Bologna discusses Mr Berlusconi's reported decision to step down once key economic reforms are passed. Mario Pianta, Economics professor at the University of Urbino and an opponent of Mr Berlusconi's economic policies.
09:30 Nick Allardice and Change.org
Nick Allardice, Deputy Global Campaigns Director for Change.org, the online platform that publishes petitions and mobilises community campaigns.
09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton, chief political correspondent for SBS Television
The carbon tax and Julia Gillard's leadership.
10:05 Jackson Kaguri : Working on a dream - a school for AIDS orphans in Uganda
Jackson Kaguri is the full-time executive director of The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project. He is in NZ as the keynote speaker for Plunket's Biennial Conference held in Auckland. He is Ugandan, but lives in the US and has set up two schools and a medical centre for AIDS orphans in his village back in Uganda. He has also lost family members to AIDs related illnesses.
10:35 Book Review with Rae McGregor
The Street Sweeper by Elliot Perlman
Published by Random House Australia Vintage
10:45 Reading: The Years Before My Death written and read by David McPhail (Part 8 of 10)
A defamation case has been brought against David's portrayal of an art critic in McPhail and Gadsby.
Audio will be available here after broadcast.
11:05 Music with Marty Duda
Artist of the Week: American singer-songwriter Jason Mraz.
Jason Mraz is playing at Auckland's Civic Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 15th. He's known for his clever wordplay and somewhat sophomoric humour in his songs. He has 3 studio albums out so far, with another on the way soon.
Here's the rundown:
1. The Remedy (I Won't Worry) (4:16) - Jason Mraz taken from 2002 album "Waiting For My Rocket To Come" (Elektra)
2. Wordplay (3:06) - Jason Mraz taken from 2005 album, "Mr. A-Z" (Atlantic)
3. I'm Yours (4:02) - Jason Mraz taken from 2008 album "We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things" (Atlantic)
4. The World As I See It (3:54) - Jason Mraz taken from 2011 single (Atlantic)
Marty will feature a live track of his on website www.13thflloor.co.nz
11:30 Legal commentator Catriona MacLennan
The High Court decision relating to a claim that a component of the Working for Families (WFF) package of tax credits discriminates against those who are on state benefits.
11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston
The visual arts line-up for the New Zealand International Arts Festival.