Nine To Noon for Friday 21 June 2013
09:05 Wild weather batters Wellington, disrupting transport and schools
Neville Brown is Wellington City's Civil Defence Controller. Transport is disrupted and rooves have come off houses as the region is gripped by what emergency officials say is the worst storm since the 1968 Wahine storm.
09:10 High number of power disconnections fuels claims of energy poverty
Jo Wills, Community Energy Network head; and Ari Sergeant, chief executive of Powershop.
09:25 InterIsland ferry breaks its moorings in wild Wellington weather
Manager of Shipping Services for the InterIslander Peter Wells.
09:35 The future of the publishing industry in New Zealand
Maggie Tarver, chief executive of the Society of Authors talks about the future of publishing in New Zealand and the risks of more local authors resorting to self publishing.
09:45 Pacific correspondent Michael Field
10:05 Brenda Milner - renowned Canadian neuropsychologist
Dr Brenda Milner has been described as the founder of neuropsychology. She's known for her pioneering work in the study of memory and cognitive function in humans. Her most famous case involved a patient known as HM who suffered amnesia after part of his brain was removed in the 1950s in a bid to control his severe epilepsy. As a result he could not remember new events, but Dr Milner showed he was still able to learn new motor skills, which introduced the concept of multiple memory systems within the brain.
Despite being almost 95 years old Brenda Milner continues to work – she's a professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgey at McGill University in Canada, and a professor of psychology at the Montreal Neurological Institute.
10:35 Book Review with Quentin Johnson
Tenth of December by George Saunders
Published by Bloomsbury
The epic tale of the fate of the The Nightingale, the largest and most sophisticated spaceship ever devised by human or alien intelligence.
11:05 New Music with Sean McKenna
New music from Mavis Staples, Sam Amidon and Melt Yourself Down.
Artist: Mavis Staples
Song: Far Celestial Shore
Comp: Nick Lowe
Album: One True Vine
Artist: Sam Amidon
Song: As I Roved Out
Album: Bright Sunny South
Artist: These New Puritans
Song: Organ Eternal
Comp: These New Puritans
Album: Field of Reeds
Artist: Melt Yourself Down
Song: We Are Enough
Comp: Melt Yourself Down
Album: Melt Yourself Down
Label: The Leaf Label
11:30 Sports commentator Joseph Romanos
11:45 The Week that Was with Radar and Elisabeth Easther
Music played in this show
Johnny Cash: 'I Walk The Line'
from his 1957 album Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar
Kings of Convenience: 'Boat Behind'
form their 2009 album Declaration of Dependence