Nine To Noon for Friday 20 April 2012
09:05 The move to ban branding on cigarette packs
Anne Jones, Chief executive of ASH Australia (Action on Smoking and Health); and Jonathan Aumonier-Ward, Senior associate at intellectual property firm AJ Park.
09:20 The story behind the Rena disaster
Was the Rena disaster an accident waiting to happen? John Julian is the author of Black Tide - The Story Behind the Rena Disaster (released today), which looks at the the cause and impact of the catastrophic environmental disaster.
He says it was the result of systematic problems in the shipping industry: underfunding and the consequent lack of preparation, excessive bureaucracy and obsession with process.
Black Tide: The Story Behind the Rena Disaster by John Julian
Published by Hodder Moa (Hachette)
09:45 Asia correspondent Greg Torode
The South China Sea dispute and the strange new world of North Korea's young leader Kim Jong-un.
10:05 Author Helen Brown
Helen Brown's last book about the sudden death of her young son became a runaway success. She speaks to Kathryn about her new book on dealing with breast cancer and a daughter hell-bent on becoming a buddhist nun in Sri Lanka.
After Cleo Came Jonah by Helen Brown
Published by Allen & Unwin
10:35 Children's Book Reviewer John McIntyre reviews books about New Zealanders at war
The Red Poppy by David Hill illustrated by Fifi Colston
Published by Scholastic
Le Quesnoy by Glynn Harper Illustrated by Jennifer Cooper
Published by Penguin
When Empire Calls by Ken Catron
Published by Scholastic
10:45 Reading: Burton's Grand Tootling Tour written and read by Dinah Priestley
A whimsical travelogue in which the narrator and her companion Burton enjoy a 'tootling' tour through the back roads of England, Spain and India. (Part 5 of 5)
Audio will be available here after broadcast.
11:05 Music review with Jeremy Taylor
Slow Boat Records - Record Store Day 2012 Special!!!
Artist: The Eversons
Title: Could It Ever Get Better
Album: Summer Feeling
Label: Lil' Chief
Artist: Dictaphone Blues
Title: My Girl Anymore
Album: Beneath The Chrystal Palace
Label: Banished From The Universe/ EMI
Artist: Justin Townes Earle
Title: Am I That Lonely Tonight?
Album: Nothing's Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now
11:30 Sports commentator Richard Boock
The eligibility row in league, as well as basketball and cricket.
11:45 The Week That Was with Radar and Michele A'Court