Nine To Noon for Tuesday 4 June 2013
09:05 Are some of Wellington's hillsides a ticking time bomb when it comes to the risk of serious slips?
GNS engineering geologist Chris Massey who is about to embark on a major government funded research project looking at land stability, including infill land.
09:25 Difficulties in assembling juries
Whangarei lawyer Wayne McKean from Webb Ross McNab Kilpatrick; and Auckland District Law Society Criminal Law Committee convenor Marie Dyhrberg.
09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt
10:05 Annie Sperling - American multi-media artist and creative director
Annie Sperling is the right hand lady of 'creative director to the stars' David LaChapelle. Together they have created numerous international art projects for museum exhibits, as well as commercial ventures, including music videos for Amy Winehouse and Lady Gaga. Annie has also designed and organised over twenty-one mural projects as part of community beautification programs around Los Angeles - many of these projects have resulted in the art training of local youths from their own neighbourhoods, some with histories of gang and graffiti involvement.
She was in New Zealand for Semi-Permanent, the international festival for creative directors, artists, photographers and designers, which was held in Auckland at the weekend.
10:35 Book Review with Louise O'Brien
We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
Published by Chatto & Windus
10:45 Reading: People's Homes, a short story by Breton Dukes read by Alison Bruce
The birthday party fairy who succumbed to temptation.
11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams
Russell Norman's targetting of John Key and likening him to Muldoon, the food in schools programme, and the latest political polls.
11:30 Food with Bob Berry, founder of Whitestone Cheese
Bob Berry is the founder of Whitestone Cheese in Oamaru. He turned to cheese making as a way of diversifying away from farming during the rural downturn in the 1980s. The award-winning company, best known for its flagship Windsor Blue, now employs over 50 staff and includes a viewing room, cheese deli and shop.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Declining circulation figures for the Sunday News and the continuing fall out from the Al Nisbet cartoon.
Music played in this show
Fionn Regan: "Lines Written In The Sand"
from his 2010 album "The Shadow of an Empire"
Valerie June: "Workin' Woman Blues"
from her 2013 debut album "Pushin Against a Stone"
Wanda Jackson: 'Cool Love'
L.A. Mitchell: 'Lose The Game'
from her forthcoming 2013 album