Nine To Noon for Wednesday 20 February 2013
09:05 Plain packaging on tobacco products
There are legal hurdles for Government's plan to introduce plain packaging on tobacco products. Tariana Turia, Associate Health Minister; and Daniel Kalderimis, lawyer for Chapman Tripp who specialises in large commercial disputes.
09:30 Sleeping on a mission to Mars
Professor David Dinges is a sleep scientist from the University of Pennsylvania where he is also Director of the Unit for Experimental Psychiatry, and co-leader of the study into the Mars500 mission, where five volunteers spent 500+ days on a simulated mission to Mars.
09:45 Australia correspondent Bernard Keane
Political correspondent for Crikey.com
10:05 Sir James Dyson - Inventor and entrepreneur
Sir James Dyson, chief engineer and founder of Dyson Appliances in Britain. His designs - including a bagless cyclonic vacuum cleaner, air-blade hand dryers, and a fan without blades - have changed the face of industrial engineering.
The billionaire entrepreneur is also behind an international student design award, open to university level students (or recent graduates) in the fields of product design, industrial design and engineering, who "design something that solves a problem".
Sir James is in Australia to launch his latest product: an airblade/tap combo that's powered by a newly-devised digital motor.
10:35 Book Review with Kiran Das
Pentimento by Rosemary Wildblood
Published by Wily Productions Ltd
10:45 The Reading: The Open Accounts of an Honesty Box by Julie Helean (Part 10 of 12)
School bus driver Sonny takes his Bedford out to get firewood, keeping warm with swigs of whiskey. He collides with Fliss's Nissan and horse float carrying their filly Harriet.
11:05 Marty Duda's Artist of the Week - Pat Benatar
During the better part of the 1980s, Pat Benatar was the number one rock chick thanks to hits like Heartbreaker, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Hell Is For Children and Love Is A Battlefield. Benatar and her guitarist/husband Neil Giraldo are currently on tour in New Zealand for the first time and will be celebrating their 31st wedding anniversary in Wellington on Wednesday before playing a show with America and Bachman-Turner.
1. Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar taken from 1979 album "In The Heat Of The Night" (Chrysalis)
2. Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar taken from 1980 album "Crimes Of Passion" (Chrysalis)
3. Bloodshot Eyes - Pat Benatar taken from 1991 album "True Love" (Chrysalis)
4. I Need A Lover - Pat Benatar taken from 2011 album "'Alive In America" (Digital)
11:30 Legal commentator Mai Chen
The legal issues around Christchurch school closures.
11:45 Arts commentator Mark Amery
How our oldest and arguably fustiest art institution New Zealand, The Academy of Fine Arts in Wellington, might be able to help our youngest up and coming artists.
Music played in this show
Artist: Aretha Franklin
Song: One Step Ahead
Artist: The Lumineers
Song: Stubborn Love
Artist: Nick Drake
Song: Tow the Line