Nine To Noon for Wednesday 25 July 2012
09:05 A coroner looking into the deaths of the three month old Kahui twins has found that their father, Chris Kahui was the only person present when they suffered multiple fatal injuries
Patrick Kelly, Auckland Starship Paediatrician and Clinical Director of the Child Protection Team; Lesley Max, Children's advocate and CEO of Great Potentials - a Child and Family agency; and Simon Moore SC, Crown Solicitor for Auckland.
09:30 Should a public hospital be offering alternative therapies including Māori healing, Christian prayer, massage, Reiki and meditation training
Clive Solomon is a Whanganui DHB board member and has been an outspoken critic of the way the hospital has been run; and Gilbert Taurua, Whanganui DHB's Maori Health Director.
09:45 Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan
Climate Change, carbon tax, and health.
10:05 Feature guest - Cynthia Schneider
American diplomat, former US ambassador to the Netherlands, expert on cultural diplomacy, and Georgetown professor. Cynthia Schneider has studied the effect of American Idol-type shows in the Muslim world, and co-founded an organisation that helps shape Hollywood's portrayal of Muslims on TV and in films.
Cynthia Schneider's Ted talk The surprising spread of "Idol" TV
10:30 Book Review with Quentin Johnson
The Landgrabbers: the new fight over who owns the Earth by Fred Pearce
Random House/Eden Project Books
10:45 The Reading: Taming The Tiger, written and read by Michael Morrissey (Part 3 of 5)
One man's account of his experience of bipolar disorder.
11:05 Marty Duda's Artist of the Week - Melody Gardot
Philadelphian vocalist Melody Gardot almost didn't stick around long enough to have a career in music. She was involved in a debilitating accident when she was 18 years old that left her bedridden for a year. Much of her recovery was due to music therapy and Gardot began recording in 2006.
She has released three studio albums, the most recent, The Absence, explores the sounds of Brazil, Portugal and Africa. Melody Gardot performed in NZ in February of 2010 on a bill with Diana Krall and Madeleine Peyroux.
1. Quiet Fire (4:13) - Melody Gardot taken from 2006 album "Worrisome Heart" (Verve)
2. Your Heart Is As Black As Night (2:44) - Melody Gardot taken from 2009 album, "My One And Only Thrill" (Verve)
3. Ain't No Sunshine (5:40) - Melody Gardot taken from 2009 EP, "Live In Paris" (Verve)
4. Goodbye (3:38) - Melody Gardot taken from 2012 album, "The Absence" (Decca)
11:30 Legal commentator Andrew Scott Howman
Racial abuse in sports teams.
11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston
Two epic exhibitions by Peter Robinson and Rohan Wealleans, and a new way to play the Exquisite Corpse game online.
Peter Robinson, 'Gravitas Lite', 2012. Installation view at the Sydney Biennale.