Nine To Noon for Wednesday 19 February 2014
09:05 Election year interviews
Prime Minister John Key on priorities for trying to get National a third term in office.
09:30 Euthanasia for children in Belgium
Dr Gerlant van Berlaer is a prominent Brussels pediatrician who backs the new law, which would allow some very sick children to opt for euthanasia.
09:45 Australia with Fairfax correspondent Peter Munro
10:05 Feature: Lisa Kaltenegger - Award-winning astrophysicist
Lisa Kaltenegger is the leader of a research group for extrasolar planet characterisation at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany and a lecturer at Harvard Astrophysics Department. She and her team investigate exoplanets, or extrasolar planets by modelling them and processing the data to see which could harbour life.
10:35 Book review with Elisabeth Easther
The Bright Side of My Condition by Charlotte Randall. Published by Penguin
10:45 The Reading: The Lost Pilot by Jeffrey Holman
A journey of discovery and reconciliation, when Jeffrey Holman seeks out the families of six kamikaze who died attacking his father’s ship in 1945. (Part 3 of 10)
11:05 Marty Duda's artist of the week: Smokey Robinson
He has written many great songs over the last 50 years including Tears Of A Clown, Ooo Baby Baby, I Second That Emotion, My Girl, My Guy, Shop Around, Get Ready and You've Really Got A Hold On Me to name but a few. He, along with Berry Gordy, Jr, was also responsible for making Motown Records the hit-making machine it became in the 1960s. Together with The Miracles he scored the label's first million seller with Shop Around, then followed it with many more. In addition he also wrote hits for Mary Wells, The Temptations, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye and many others. Smokey went solo in the 70s and had continued success. His 'Quiet Storm' album helped give birth to a whole new radio format and his influence reached beyond Detroit to Liverpool and The Beatles and just about anyone who has written a song in the last 50 years.
1. Shop Around – The Miracles taken from 1960 single (Tamla)
2. The Tracks Of My Tears – The Miracles taken from 1965 album, 'Going To A Go-Go' (Tamla)
3. Baby That’s Backatcha – Smokey Robinson taken from 1975 album, 'A Quiet Storm' (Tamla)
4. Just To See Her – Smokey Robinson taken from 1987 album, 'One Heartbeat' (Motown)
11:30 Legal commentator Ryan Malone
Local body amalgamations
11:45 Science commentator Siouxsie Wiles
Making cancer cells glow to help surgeons remove them.