Nine To Noon for Friday 18 May 2012
09:05 Christchurch City Council votes to ask for pause in Cathedral demolition
Yani Johansen, Christchurch City Councillor; and Mark Belton, spokesperson, Restore Christchurch Cathedral Campaign.
09:25 Calls to drop the "investor-state" provisions in the proposed Pacific free-trade deal
Retired Court of Appeal judge Sir Ted Thomas is one of more than 60 New Zealand jurists to sign an open letter (pdf) to the negotiators of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade talks calling for them to drop "investor-state" provisions which allow companies to sue governments directly over alleged breaches.
09:45 Asia correspondent Greg Torode
The stand-off intensifies in the South China Sea; and this week's summit meetings between the leaders of China, Japan and South Korea highlight the awkward realities still stalking East Asia.
10:05 Academy Award winning actress, Olympia Dukakis
Olympia Dukakis' stellar career includes roles in films such as Moonstruck and Steel Magnolias. Her new film Cloudburst, in which she plays a foul-mouthed, hard-drinking lesbian who elopes to Canada with her partner (played by Brenda Fricker), is showing in New Zealand as part of the Out Takes festival.
10:35 Children's books review with Doris Mousdale
Read by Sarah Peirse
Lee is a hairdresser at a salon that services a well-heeled clientele.
11:05 Music review with Sean McKenna
Billy Bragg & Wilco, Richard Hawley and Amadou & Mariam.
Artist: Billy Bragg & Wilco
Album: Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions
Songs: This Land is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)
Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key (Billy Bragg with Natalie Merchant)
One By One (Jeff Tweedy)
Artist: Richard Hawley
Album: Standing at the Sky’s Edge
Song: Leave Your Body Behind You
Artist: Amadou & Mariam
Song: C’est Pas Facile Pour Les Aigles (feat Ebony Bones)
11:30 Sports commentator with Richard Boock
Blues coach Pat Lam, rugby rule changes, security fears, Super 15, and cricket.
11:45 The Week That Was with James Elliot and Pinky Agnew