Nine To Noon for Wednesday 14 May 2014
09:05 Nigerian government ready to negotiate Boko Haram over kidnapped schoolgirls
Bisi Olateru-Olagbegi, Executive Director of the Womens Consortium of Nigeria; and Chima Nwankwo, a freelance journalist based in the Nigerian capital, Abuja; he's been at the government briefings on the situation.
09:20 Polio reappearing in conflict zones, the World Health Organisation has declared polio a public health emergency of international concern
Dr Bruce Aylward is the head of the World Health Organisation's polio eradication programme. As the Assistant Director-General for Polio, Emergencies and Country Collaboration he brings together WHO's work in polio eradication, humanitarian response and country cooperation.
Earlier this month the WHO has declared polio as a public health emergency of international concern.
There's been a significant increase in cases this year, particularly in conflict zones including the Middle-East and Central Asia. Of major concern is that the virus has been reappearing in areas, where it have previously been eradicated. Syria was polio free for 14 years, before an outbreak last year.
09:45 Australia correspondent Peter Munro
10:05 Feature: Children's author Tommy 'Kapai' Wilson brings his creative skills and imagination to run a whanau support service in Tauranga
Tommy 'Kapai' Wilson wrote the Kapai the Kiwi children's book series and he is now the Executive Director of Te Tuinga Whanau Support Services in Tauranga – an organisation focusing on the wellness of families and whanau.
10:30 Book review: Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy
Reviewed by Crystal Beavis, published by Orion.
10:45 The Reading: The Virgin and the Whale by Carl Nixon
A nurse looks after a returned soldier whose head injury has reduced him to an animal-like state with no memory. (Part 3 of 10).
11:05 Marty Duda's artist of the week: T Rex
Marty Duda reviews two T Rex early albums which have just been reissued. Led by Marc Bolan, T Rex helped usher in the era of glam rock in the UK in the early 1970s with singles like Jeepster, Metal Guru, Telegram Sam and their international hit Get It On. T Rex began as Tyrannosaurus Rex in 1968 when Bolan teamed up with Steve Peregrin Took. The duo performed and recorded regularly around England, at the height of the hippie movement, often sounding like Donovan. By 1970 Took was out and Mickey Finn was in, the name was shortened to T Rex and Bolan ushered in the glam era with the single Ride A White Swan. For a while, Marc Bolan was the biggest pop star in England… that was until Ziggy Stardust came along. Two of the early T Rex albums have just been released in expanded “Deluxe” form.
1. Debora – Tyrannosaurus Rex taken from 1968 single (EMI)
2. Ride A White Swan – T Rex taken from 1970 single (Fly)
3. Get It On – T Rex taken from 1971 album “Electric Warrior” (Fly)
4. 20th Century Boy – T Rex taken from 1973 single (EMI)
11:30 Legal commentator on the Christchurch "Quake Outcasts" case
Haydon Wilson of Kensington Swan discusses the ongoing legal ramifactions of the Canterbury Earthquakes, in particular the Quake Outcasts case.
11:45 Science commentator Siouxsie Wiles
Siouxsie Wiles discusses the worst places to get stung by a bee and a new contender for the fastest ground animal and a sister for our sun.
Music played in this show
Artist: James Hunter
Song: Chicken Switch
Album: Minute by Minute
Artist: Lord Echo, Leila Adu
Song: Molten Lava
Artist: Great North
Composer: Great North
Label: Great North
Artist: Jesse Winchester
Song: How Far to the Horizon
Album: Learn to Love it