Nine To Noon for Wednesday 8 August 2012
09:05 The Olympic bungle that's seen NZ athletes not registered for their events
Mike Stanley, President of the NZ Olympic Committee; Andy Ronan, the Head Cross Country and Track coach at Stony Brook University in New York. He's the coach of Lucy van Dalen, the New Zealand runner who has made the semi-finals of the women's 1500 metres race; and Dick Quax, former world record holder for the 5,000 metres, and winner of silver medal at 1970 Commonwealth Games.
09:20 The effect of early childcare centres on youngsters
Linda Harrison is an associate professor of early childhood education at Charles Sturt University who has researched the effect of childcare centres on youngsters. It indicates that among two- and three-years-olds in childcare centres, no differences in behaviour or adjustment were apparent between the children who had started formal care as babies and those who had started later after having been at home with a parent or other carer.
09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton
10:05 Roger Lehman - leadership expert
Roger Lehman is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at the Singapore campus of INSEAD, one of the world's leading and largest business schools. The psychologist and psychoanalyst was instrumental in setting up the INSEAD Global Leadership Center, serving as its first Executive Director. He's giving a seminar entitled Leading Across Boundaries for senior managers at public sector organisations tonight.
10:35 Book Review with Emma Hart
The Fishing Fleet by Anne De Courcy
Published by Orion
A mysterious long term guest at the Don Fernando Motels brings a change in fortunes for the moteliers.
11:05 Music review with Marty Duda
Artist of the Week - Blur
Along with Oasis and Pulp, Blur was one of the definitive “Britpop” bands of the 1990s. Songs like 'Boys & Girls', 'Song 2', 'Country House' and 'The Universal' became the soundtrack of the decade. Their “feud” with Oasis made things even more exciting in the mid-90s. The band split up in 2003 with leader Damon Albarn going on to greater international success with Gorillaz. The four original members of Blur reunited in 2009 and are due to perform, what is rumoured to be their last-ever show, at Hyde Park as part of the Olympic celebrations. Also, they've just released a multiple-disc boxed set of all their albums.
1. She's So High (4:41) - Blur taken from 1991 album, "Leisure" (Food)
2. Girls & Boys (4:50) - Blur taken from 1994 album, "Parklife" (Food/SBK)
3. Beetlebum (5:04) - Blur taken from 1997 album, "Blur" (Food/Parlophone)
4. Under The Westway (4:16) - Blur taken from 2012 single
11:30 Legal commentator Catriona MacLennan
The outcome of the review of the Family Court and how it compares with a similar review in the UK.
11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston
Two stories about re-appearing paintings, one concerning a stuffed eagle that might prove to be a very expensive problem for the heirs of a New York art dealer, plus the opening of the Walters Prize at Auckland Art Gallery.