Nine To Noon for Wednesday 11 April 2012
09:05 Ten Chinese asylum seekers prepare to head to New Zealand in a yacht - what happens if they make it?
Captain Keith Ingram, owner and editor of the magainze Professional Skipper, the official journal of the martime transport industry; and Gary Poole, spokesperson for the Refugee Council of New Zealand.
09:30 Global supply and shortages of rare earth minerals
Professor John Cole, director of Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development at University of Southern Queensland.
09:45 Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan
Asylum seekers, and a report into drugs which suggests a move away from prohibition.
10:05 Feature guest - Vi Cottrell
The retiring founder of Trade Aid, Vi Cottrell, on the profound experience that drove her desire to help impoverished producers in over 30 countries.
10:25 Book Review with Anne Else
Floundering by Romy Ash
Published by Text Publishing
10:45 Reading: Out of Sight by David Hill
Read by Timothy Bartlett
Murray is about to cross the road as the lights change and the cars accelerate towards him.
11:05 Marty Duda's Artist of the Week - Eva Cassidy
1. Fields Of Gold (4:42) - Eva Cassidy taken from 1996 album, "Live At Blues Alley" (Eva Music)
2. Blues In The Night (4:05) - Eva Cassidy taken from 1997 album, "Eva By Heart" (Blix Street)
3. Kathy's Song (2:47) - Eva Cassidy taken from 2001 album, "Time After Time" (Blix Street)
4. Who Knows Where The Time Goes (4:50) - Eva Cassidy taken from 2011 album, "Simply Eva" (Blix Street)
11:30 Law commentator Andrew Scott Howman
A hospital in the United States has recently come under fire for the introduction of a hiring policy requiring potential employees to have a body mass index of less than 35.
11:45 Science commentator Simon Pollard
Why some male spiders become eunuchs during mating and how the earthquakes in Christchurch may have increased mosquito numbers.