Nine To Noon for Wednesday 29 May 2013
09:05 Twenty offenders are now on their second strike under the three strikes legislation - but are the the serious criminals the law was meant to target?
Eric Forster, Hastings barrister who represented Elijah Whaanga who is on his second strike; and John Pratt, Victoria University criminologist.
09:25 Will the DOC restructure see the kakapo being neglected?
Forest and Bird advocacy manager Kevin Hackwell; and Andy Roberts, Southern Islands Area Manager for the Department of Conservation.
09:45 Australia correspondent Bernard Keane
Cardinal George Pell's submission to a sex abuse inquiry; reaction to the government's decision to ban spruiking of live odds during sporting broadcasts; and Tony Abbott abandons his planned no-confidence motion.
10:05 John Broughton - playwright and Maori Health professor
Professor John Broughton is the director of Ngai Tahu Māori Health Research Unit at the Department of Preventive & Social Medicine. He is also the author of many acclaimed plays, including Michael James Manaia.
10:35 Book Review with Tina Shaw
The China Factory by Mary Costello
Published by Text Publishing
10:45 Reading: 'Whale Pot Bay' by Des Hunt read by Rob Mokaraka
(Part 8 of 10)
11:05 Music review with Marty Duda
Artist of the Week - Texas
Scottish band Texas is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a new album, The Conversation, out this week. The band owes its sound to vocalist Sharleen Spiteri's sultry singing. They reached their commercial peak in 1997 with their White On Blonde album which featured hit singles Say What You Want and Black Eyed Boy. The Conversation is Texas' first album in eight years and the also the first since Sharleen began recording as a solo artist.
1. I Don't Want A Lover (5:01) - Texas taken from 1989 album "Southside" (Mercury)
2. Black Eyed Boy (3:10) - Texas taken from 1997 album "White On Blonde" (Mercury)
3. Sleep (4:08) - Texas taken from 2005 album "Red Book" (Mercury)
4. Dry Your Eyes (2:42) -Texas taken from 2013 album "The Conversation" (Pias)
11:30 Legal commentator Robert Lithgow
The Court of Appeal Legal Aid decision.
11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston
Music played in this show
Eydie Gorme: 'Frenesi'
recorded in 1961
Michael Kiwanuka: 'Bones'
from his 2012 album "Home Again"
John Lee Hooker: 'Boom Boom Boom'
recorded in 1961