Nine To Noon for Thursday 24 April 2014
09:05 Analysis of Reserve Bank's Official Cash Rate announcement
Chris Green is Director Economics and Strategy at First NZ Capital
09:15 Conflict between Wellington parking wardens and taxi drivers
Wellington City Councillor Andy Foster; and Wellington Combined Taxis chief executive Lynne Hayman.
09:25 Comedian Reginald D. Hunter
Reginald D. Hunter is one of the comedians performing in Auckland and Wellington as part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. He was raised in Georgia, US; has spent 15 years on the British comedy circuit; and frequently appears on panel shows such as QI, 8 Out of 10 Cats, and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
09:45 UK correspondent, Matthew Parris
10:05 Feature: Eric Bogle, Australian folk singer, songwriter
The man who wrote And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda – singer songwriter Eric Bogle. The 69-year-old who is based in Adelaide is in demand to play folk festivals has released many CDs and written scores of songs. Many of his songs reference wartime. His song, 'Bringing Buddy Home' is about Australia's involvement in Afghanistan. While his work has a quite an Australasian flavour, Eric Bogle actually immigrated to Australia from Scotland.
10:25 Book review: The Son by Jo Nesbo
Reviewed by Ralph McAllister. Published by Harvill Secker.
10:45 The Reading: The Island, by Deborah Rogers, read by Hannah Banks
Coming of age for Mel on a school trip to Quail Island.
11:05 New technology with Sarah Putt
11:20 The letters ANZAC soldiers sent from Gallipoli to their younger siblings
Glyn Harper is a military historian and author who has collected and read hundreds of letters sent home by New Zealand soldiers at Gallipoli 99 years ago. His latest book Jim's Letters is for children, and based on letters sent by soldiers to their younger siblings back home.
11:45 The Week that Was with Te Radar and Gemma Gracewood
Music played in this show
Artist: Eric Bogle
Song: Bringing Buddy Home
Album: The Dreamer
Artist: Taj Mahal
Song: Johnny Too Bad
Composer: Wilson / Bailey / Beckford / Crooks
Album: Mo' Roots
Broadcast time: 11:24am
Artist: Richard Hawley
Song: Coming Home
Album: Richard Hawley
Broadcast time: 11:47am