Nine To Noon for Wednesday 7 May 2014
09:05 Head of addiction services at a major DHB calls for decriminalisation and regulation of cannabis
Dr Tom Flewett, head of Addiction Services at Capital and Coast District Health Board.
09:25 Nigerian womens rights activist on kidnapping of more than 230 schoolgirls
Bisi Olateru Olagbegi, is a lawyer, activitist - and she is the Executive Director of the Womens Consortium of Nigeria.
09:30 An Auckland co-ed primary school introduces an all boys class
Bruce Cunningham is the principal of Belmont Primary on Auckland's North Shore. This year the co-ed school has introduce an all year 3/4 boys class and is thrilled with the results
09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton
10:05 Feature: Nigerian word and graphic artist Inua Ellams
Inua Ellams is a word and graphic artist born in Plateau State, Nigeria. He is a writer with a style, as influenced by classic literature as it is by hip hop, by John Keats as it is by MosDef. Also a playwright and performer, 2009 saw the debut of his first play The 14th Tale, which won a prestigious Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His second play toured the UK for 30 dates in 2010. In 2006, he started the urban movement The Midnight Run, which has been held in several cities and has an upcoming date at the Auckland Writers Festival.
10:25 Book review: Carnival Sky
Carnival Sky by Owen Marshall. Published by vintage. Reviewed by Rae McGregor
10:45 The Reading: The Elusive Language of Ducks, by Judith White
A quirky and heart-warming story of human relationships – and a duck. (Part 8 of 10).
11:05 Marty Duda's artist of the week: Lily Allen
Lily Allen’s new album, "Sheezus", marks the return of the British singer after a five year hiatus.
1. Smile – Lily Allen taken from 2006 album, “Alright, Still” (Capitol)
2. Oh My God – Mark Ronson featuring Lily Allen taken from 2007 album “Version” (Sony/BMG)
3. The Fear – Lily Allen taken from 2009 album “It’s Not Me, It’s You” (Capitol)
4. Life For Me – Lily Allen taken from 2014 album, “Sheezus” (Parlophone)
11:30 Legal commentator Ryan Malone
11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston
The Colosseum is cleaned, David’s ankles are weak, and Five Maori Painters at Auckland Art Gallery
The Colosseum’s Badly Needed Bath - Wall Street Journal
Michelangelo’s ‘David’ risks toppling - ANSA
A.S. Byatt on potter Edmund de Waal - The Guardian
Five Maori Painters - Auckland Art Gallery, free, until 15 June
Gallery: Five Maori Painters
Five Maori Painters art installation in Auckland
Music played in this show
Artist: George Harrison
Song: If Not For You
Album: All Things Must Pass