Nine To Noon for Wednesday 11 December 2013
09:05 Memorial service for Nelson Mandela
Correspondent in South Africa Debora Patta
09:20 Reserve Bank's decision to exempt new builds from mortgage restrictions welcomed
Grant Porteous, managing director at the master franchise of G.J. Gardner Homes, NZ's largest home builder. The Reserve Bank has decided that new home builds will be exempt from recently introduced mortgage lending restrictions aimed at cooling the booming housing market.
09:20 Bitcoin and the dark web
Andy Greenberg is a technology, privacy, and information security reporter for Forbes Magazine and most recently the author of the book This Machine Kills Secrets, a chronicle of the history and future of information leaks, from the Pentagon Papers to WikiLeaks and beyond.
09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton
10:05 Big Year Science Feature - Siousxie Wiles
Microbiologist at the University of Auckland where she is researching the uses of bioluminescence in bacteria.
Dr Wiles was this year awarded the Prime Ministers Science Media Communication Prize and the Royal Society's Callaghan Medal for outstanding contribution to science communication.
Video of a time-lapse of bioluminescent bacteria growing on a petri dish over four days. Shot and edited by Siouxsie Wiles and Rebecca Klee. Soundtrack is Thoughts on Nature by Rhian Sheehan. Produced as part of Living Light, an installation commissioned for Art in the Dark, 2013.
Meet the Lampyridae
Meet the Lampyridae II: From Fireflies to Space Invaders
Animation about fireflies and NASA which was shown at the 6th Imagine Science Film Festival held in New York in October 2013
10:30 Book Review
10:45 The Reading Wulfsyarn - A Mosaic by Phillip Mann
The escape window for The Nightingale to attempt to leave the planet is fast approaching but Wilberfoss is delaying as he waits to farewell his new friend. (Part 8 of 10)
11:05 Marty Duda's artist of the week: City And Colour
Formerly the singer/guitarist with Canadian hardcore band Alexisonfire, Dallas Green has taken a very different musical turn as City And Colour. Begun as a side project in 2005, City And Colour finds Green in acoustic mode, singing songs about lost love, loneliness and heartbreak in a sweet tenor voice.
Green eventually disbanded Alexisonfire and now concentrates exclusively on City And Colour. He brought the band to New Zealand for the first time in 2012 after a Facebook-fan driven campaign. City And Colour returns for two shows in December with The Raconteurs’ Jack Lawrence also in this line-up of the band.
1. 'Comin’ Home' – City And Colour taken from 2005 album Sometimes (Dine Alone)
2. 'Sleeping Sickness' – City And Colour taken from 2007 album Bring Me Your Love (Vagrant)
3. 'Fragile Bird' – City And Colour taken from 2011 album Little Hell (Vagrant)
4. 'The Hurry And The Harm' – City And Colour taken from 2013 album The Hurry And The Harm (Dine Alone)
11:30 Legal commentator Ursula Cheer
Looking back on three major media law cases this year.
11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston
A round up of the year in the arts.
Music played in this show
SONG: The New Pollution
COMP: Hansen, King, Simpson
TIME PLAYED: 9:45
SONG: Ain't That Peculiar
ARTIST: Marvin Gaye
COMP: Moore/ Robinson/ Rogers/ Gaye
ALBUM: The Who Jukebox
TIME PLAYED: 10:05