Nine To Noon for Wednesday 24 October 2012
09:05 The number of young people spending the night in police cells
A independent report by the Police Conduct Authority, the Children's Commissioner and the Human Rights Commission is critical of a three-fold increase in the number of young people spending the night in police cells, over the past three years.
Miriam Menzies, the lawyer for a 16-year-old girl who was recently arrested and held in police custody for more than 36 hours in the Hutt Valley; and Hastings youth Lawyer Don Kennedy, whose clients are regularly placed in police cells.
09:30 Can Christchurch's central city ever be the retail hub it once was, or will the city's retail sector be dominated by suburban malls
John Suckling, the head of ReStart the Heart trust which set up the container mall in Christchurch.
09:45 Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan
10:05 Andreas Kurmann - Far North Soil and Water Scientist on protecting New Zealand waterways
Andreas Kurmann is the director of Far North Envirolab Ltd, which analyses samples for farmers and local authorities.
10:35 Book Review with Jolisa Gracewood
A Blink of the Screen by Terry Pratchett
Published by Doubleday
10:45 Reading: Arnal Retent and a Place in History, a short story by Owen Marshall
Arnal Retent, one of the suggestible disenfranchised living on the streets, falls prey to the suave McKnife who makes him a dreadful offer that will end his life but ensure him a place in history. Please note: this story isn't available to listen to again online for copyright reasons.
11:05 Marty Duda's Artist of the Week - Donald Fagen
Donald Fagen is one-half of the creative force behind Steely Dan (along with Walter Becker). When Steely Dan took their hiatus in the early 1980s. He has just released his fourth solo album entitled Sunken Condos.
1. I.G.Y. (6:05) - Donald Fagen taken from 1982 album, "The Nightfly" (Warner Bros.)
2. Pretzel Logic (4:58) - The New York Rock & Soul Revue taken from 1991 album, "Live At The Beacon" (Giant)
3. The Night Belongs To Mona (4:18) - Donald Fagen taken from 2006 album, "Morph The Cat" (Reprise)
4. Memorabilia (4:15) - Donald Fagen taken from 2012 album "Sunken Condos" (Reprise)
11:30 Law commentator Catrionna MacLennan
Why judges are continuing to ignore the clear direction given by Parliament in 2010 when it unanimously increased penalties for animal cruelty offences.
11:45 Science commentator Dr Kerry Swanson
Microscopic worlds: Kerry Swanson has just released a series of three books of 3D images that explore the fascinating biological world – including bugs, plants, fungi and fossils – which is unseen and unknown by most.
Microscopic Worlds Volume 1: Bugs of the Ocean
Microscopic Worlds Volume 2: Bugs of the Land
Microscopic Worlds Volume 3: Bacteria, Fungi, Lichens and Plants