Nine To Noon for Wednesday 21 August 2013
09:05 Kiwibank CEO on the new mortgage lending restrictions aimed at curbing the housing market
Paul Brock, chief executive of Kiwibank.
09:25 Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment calls for greater protection for stewardship land
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Jan Wright says the one-third of this country's conservation estate that's been categorised as stewardship land has relatively weak legal protection and has essentially been stuck in a Department of Conservation-run statutory holding pen for 25 years. Stewardship land includes some high value conservation areas like the St James Station in North Canterbury and large areas within Te Wāhipounamu – the World Heritage site in the south west of the South Island.
09:45 Australia correspondent Peter Munro
The latest from the Australian Federal election trail.
10:05 Ryan Howell - Director of The Personality and Well-Being Lab
Assistant professor of psychology at San Francisco State University, where he is the director of the Personality and Well-being Lab. He's also the co-founder of beyondthepurchase.org, an academic website which allows users to take free psychology quizzes to find out how their spending choices affect their happiness.10:35 Book Review with Graham Beattie
The Corporal's Wife by Gerald Seymour
Published by Hodder & Stoughton
10:45 Reading: The Log Jam Block, a short story by Murray Richards
Years after Smokey Trail was lost in a storm on the West Coast, his son catches scent of an inheritance. Read by Desmond Kelly.
11:05 Music review with Marty Duda
Blue Oyster Cult emerged out of Long Island at the tail end of the 1960s, initially known as Soft White Underbelly. After a few name and personnel changes they released their first album in 1972. Sometimes referred to as “the thinking man’s metal band”, BOC dabbled in mysticism, sci-fi and drug culture. They were managed and produced by two rock critics that also contributed to the songwriting… along with folks like Patti Smith and Ian Hunter, who also collaborated with the band. They gained mainstream success in 1976 with '(Don’t Fear) The Reaper' and continued to gain a healthy dose of FM airplay with songs like 'Godzilla', 'Burnin’ For You' and 'Cities Of Flame With Rock & Roll'.
1. Then Came The Last Days Of May (3:30) - Blue Oyster Cult taken from 1972 album "Blue Oyster Cult" (Columbia)
2. The Revenge Of Vera Gemini (3:51) - Blue Oyster Cult from 1976 album "Agents Of Fortune" (Columbia)
3. Burnin' For You (4:31) - Blue Oyster Cult taken from 1981 album "Fire Of Unknown Origin" (Columbia)
4. Astronomy (6:29) -Blue Oyster Cult taken from 1974 album "Secret Treaties" (Columbia)
11:30 Legal commentator Robert Lithgow
11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston
Do museums need saving from themselves; and should artists be able to take photos of you inside your home?