Nine To Noon for Wednesday 22 January 2014
09:05 How big is the problem of unmet health need?
Specialist surgeon and founder of Canterbury Charity Hospital Phil Bagshaw; Roger Styles, executive director of the Health Funds Association of New Zealand; and Health Minister Tony Ryall.
09:30 Prospects for the peace conference aimed at ending the three-year-old conflict in Syria
Joshua Landis is the director of the Centre for Middle East Studies at Oklahoma University. He is also the president of the Syrian Studies Association and writes Syria Comment, a daily newsletter on Syrian politics.
09:45 Australia correspondent Peter Munro
10:05 Dave Gibson - Film Commission CEO
Gibson Group founder Dave Gibson joined the Film Commission last week as the new chief executive.
10:35 Best Books of 2013 as selected by Ralph McAllister
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
The Tilted World by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly
Empress Dowager Cixi by Jung Chang
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Sea of Poppies by Amitar Ghosh
River of Smoke by Amitar Ghosh
10:45 The Reading: The Night Book by Charlotte Grimshaw
A satirical take on contemporary New Zealand society and politics. About love and relationships, power and the past, it’s loaded too with spin; political, social, and literary. Read by Michael Hurst. (Part 3 of 12)
11:05 Marty Duda's artist of the week - The Everly Brothers
Don and Phil Everly were two of the most influential vocalists of the past 60 years. When they sang together, their close harmonies could melt the hardest of hearts. Sadly, those unique harmonies will no longer be heard as Phil Everly, the younger brother, passed away earlier this month.
1. (‘Til) I Kissed You – The Everly Brothers taken from 1959 single (Cadence)
2. Crying In The Rain – The Everly Brother taken from 1962 single (Warner Bros)
3. The Price Of Love – The Everly Brothers taken from 1965 album, “In Our Image” (Warner Bros)
4. On The Wings Of A Nightingale – The Everly Brothers taken from 1984 album, “EB ‘84” (Mercury)
11:30 Employment law commentator Andrew Scott Howman
How businesses are cracking down on intra-office relationships by the introduction of so-called "love contracts".
11:45 Science commentator Siouxsie Wiles
Comets and sloths.