Nine To Noon for Thursday 4 October 2012
09:05 Delays to improvements for a dangerous walkway in Mangere
Thomas Henry, chair of Mangere Maori Wardens Sub Association. Auckland Transport is under fire for its decision to postpone a $2 million upgrade of Windrush Close in Mangere until at least the 2016-2017 year – the Auckland walkway has a history of violent and sexual assaults and was identified as a top priority by its local board; Leau Peter Skelton, chairman of Auckland City Council's Mangere-Otahuhu Community Board; and Sharon Hunter, spokesperson for Auckland Transport.
09:30 The genetic risks of trying to rebuild native bird populations on predator free islands
What impact will it have on the long term survival of our most endangered species?
Associate Professor Ian Jamieson from Otago University's Zoology department and a member of the Allan Wilson centre for Molecular Ecology & Evolution.
09:45 UK correspondent Matthew Parris
10:05 Steven Poole - author of You Aren't What You Eat
UK writer and cultural critic, whose new book You Aren't What You Eat: Fed Up With Gastroculture is a broadside at the developed world's obsession with food. He believes foods has become the last ingestible substance you can indulge in with fanatical obsessiveness without being frowned on by society.
You Aren't What You Eat by Steven Poole, published by Scribe.
10:35 Book review with Anne Else
Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling
Published by Little, Brown
10:45 Reading: Shooting the Moon by V M Jones read by Matt Whelan
In this sequal to the award-winning novel Juggling with Mandarins the hero Pip McLeod is in his mid teens, wrapped up in his own emotions, and learning the hard way, what matters most of all. (Part 4 of 10, RNZ)
11:05 New technology with Donald Clark
Premature launches and forced obsolescence; silk-based electronics; and the decaying web.
11:20 Archaeology and heritage with Brigid Gallagher
“A week in the life of Brigid Gallagher” – collections at Auckland's St Patricks Cathedral for archive; road works through a cultural and archaeological landscape; and the influence of heritage in modern art/pop culture.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Blurring the lines between journalism and advertising.
Music played in this show
Dave Dobbyn: 'Beside You'
from his 1998 albun 'The Islander'
The Veils: 'Grey Lynn Park'
from their 2011 EP 'Troubles of the Brain'
The Kinks: 'Maximum Consumption'
from the 1972 album 'Everybody's in Showbiz'
Rosemary Clooney: 'Come On-A My House'
recorded in 1951