Nine To Noon for Wednesday 19 September 2012
09:05 Options for curbing the high NZ dollar
Gordon Sutherland is the managing director of AW Fraser, which is a bronze foundary and machine component manufacturer based in Christchurch. His company exports to 30 countries, mainly North America Europe and the Middle East; Bernard Doyle, Investment Strategist at JBWere; and Oliver Marc Hartwich, executive director of the New Zealand Initiative – a merger of the Business Round Table and the New Zealand Institute.
09:20 Twenty-year-old Australian woman campaigning for Cleo magazine to stop air-brushing photos
Jessica Barlow - The Brainwash Project.
09:45 Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan
The bid to save indigenous languages; Labor gets a boost in the polls; and the report on trans-Tasman economic relations.
10:05 Thomas Mann - US political analyst
Senior fellow at the influential Brookings Institution think-tank, Thomas Mann's taught at universities such as Princeton and John Hopkins, conducted polls for congressional candidates and chaired the Board of Overseers of the National Election Studies. He's also written numerous books including the recently-released It's Even Worse Than It Looks, which made waves because it seemed to argue the core of Washington's political dysfunction lies with the Republican Party.
10:30 Book Review with Emma Hart
Nine Days by Toni Jordan
Published by Text
The tale of a destitute mother's courage, told in fragments by those who encounter her as she crosses Europe in search of her stolen child. (Part 8 of 12)
11:05 Music with Marty Duda - Band Of Horses
Band Of Horses started out in the mid-2000s as an indie band led by Ben Bridwell and Mat Brooke, based in the American Northwest and signed to the Sub Pop label.
Their sound incorporates influences from Neil Young to The Beach Boys. Their 2010 album, Infinite Arms was a breakthrough hit and featured much more input from the other band members. Band Of Horses have just released their fourth album, Mirage Rock, produced by Glyn Johns who has worked on classic albums by The Rolling Stones and The Who.
1. The First Song (3:43) - Band Of Horses taken from 2006 album, "Everything All The Time" (Sub Pop)
2. Detlef Schrempf (4:28) - Band Of Horses taken from 2007 album, "Cease To Begin" (Sub Pop)
3. Older (3:28) - Band Of Horses taken from 2010 album, "Infinite Arms" (Columbia)
4. Dumpster World (3:43) - Band Of Horses taken from 2012 album "Mirage Rock" (Columbia)
11:30 Legal commentator Ryan Malone
The OIA, focussing on the changes that the Law Commission's wants following its review.
11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston
Two very different exhibitions by two artists with true clarity of vision: Fiona Connor and Kobi Bosshard. And an Internet cat video film festival at an American art gallery.
Music played in this show
Rachel Unthank and the Winterset: 'Blackbird'
from the 2008 album 'The Bairns'
Solomon Burke: 'Maggie's Farm'
from 1965 - it's a cover of a song by Bob Dylan