Nine To Noon for Wednesday 16 October 2013
09:05 Does Len Brown have the support of his councillors to stay on as Mayor of Auckland following the revelations of an extramarital affair?
George Wood, Auckland City Councillor North Shore; Penny Webster, Auckland City Councillor Rodney; Arthur Anae, Auckland City Councillor Manuakau; and Dick Quax, Auckland City Councillor Howick.
09:30 US economist crunches impact of teacher quality
Harvard Assistant Professor of Public Policy John Friedman whose recent work has focused on the long-run effects of education and has featured in policy debates including President Barack Obama's 2012 State of the Union address.
09:45 Whanganui river flood risk
Ged Shirley is Horizons Regional Council Incident Control Manager, in charge of river management.
09:50 Australia correspondent Bernard Keane
10:05 Eleanor Catton wins the Man Booker for The Luminaries
Author Paula Morris who is at the Man Booker Ceremony; and Fergus Barrowman from Victoria University Press - which published The Luminaries, he is also attending the Man Booker Ceremony.
10:15 Sean Pica - Tertiary education in prisons
Sean Pica on his journey from serving 16 years for murder in a US federal prison, to heading the organisation that helped him get a degree while he was inside.
10:45 Reading: Feuille D'Album by Katherine Mansfield
Read by Fiona Samuel
A young painter is given up as a lost cause by the women of the artistic set... but cupid is not so quick to throw in the towel!
11:05 Marty Duda's Artist of the Week: Amos Lee
Singer-songwriter Amos Lee, has just released a new album Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song.
Philadelphia-born Lee began his career being referred to as "the male Norah Jones", in part because he was signed to Blue Note records (the same label as Jones) in 2005 and his first album was produced by Lee Alexander (who had also worked with Jones). Amos Lee's laidback style has also drawn comparisons to James Taylor and Bill Withers.
After recording three successful albums, Lee hooked up with the members of Calexico and recorded his 2010 album, Mission Bell in Arizona. It became his first number one album. For his latest release, Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song, Amos Lee has moved to Nashville where he enlisted the help of Alison Kraus, Patti Griffin and Tony Joe White for a decidedly more countrified feel.
1. 'Colors' (2:40) - Amos Lee taken from 2005 album Amos Lee (Blue Note)
2. 'Night Train' (3:32) - Amos Lee taken from 2006 album Supply And Demand (Blue Note)
3. 'Flower' (3:42) - Amos Lee taken from 2010 album Mission Bell (Blue Note)
4. 'Chill In The Air' (4:28) - Amos Lee taken from 2013 album Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song (Blue Note)
11:30 Law - Retirement Villages
Jenny Baldwin is a partner in the law firm Anthony Harper, based in Auckland. She specialises in Retirement Village Law.
11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston
New exhibitions at the Adam Art Gallery; the effects of the government shut-downs on Washington’s museums; and the new research on the makers of ancient cave paintings
Peter Robinson and John Panting at the Adam Art Gallery (until 20 December)
Were the first artists mostly women? - National Geographic
How the government shut-down affects Washington’s museums -The Arts Newspaper
Music played in this show
French for rabbits: 'A Ghosts Broken Heart'
from their 2012 EP Claimed By The Sea
Madeleine Peyroux:'The Party Oughta Be Comin' Soon'
from her 2011 album Standing on the Rooftop