Nine To Noon for Friday 27 June 2014
09:05 Scrap over trolley buses in Wellington
The Greater Wellington Regional Council is fronting up to the Wellington City Council to explain its 10 year transport plan, which it has just signed off. The plan will see the capital city's famous trolley buses taken off the road in three years, and replaced with hybrid diesel-electric buses.
Fran Wilde is the Wellington Regional Council chair; and Nicola Young is a Wellington City Councillor.
09:25 Drilling the Alpine Fault to discover how earthquakes are produced
The project's co-leader is Rupert Sutherland of GNS Science.
09:45 Asia correspondent Jamil Anderlini
10:05 Harvard Economics Professor Edward Glaeser on why cities are our greatest invention
Edward Glaeser proves in this myth-shattering book, Triumph of the City, cities are actually the healthiest, greenest, and richest (in cultural and economic terms) places to live.
10:30 John McIntrye reviews new Children's Books
Where's Spot by Eric Hill, published by Puffin
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell, published by Puffin
The Noisy Book by Soledad Bravi, published by Gecko
10:45 The Reading: How to Hear Classical Music, written and told by Davinia Caddy
Musicologist, historian and writer Davinia Caddy offers a guide to assist a listener to understand, interpret and appreciate classical music and an overview of the history and social mores of the genre. (Part 5 of 10).
11:05 New Music with Grant Smithies
Grant Smithies plays country folk Swedish sisters 'First Aid Kit', punk indie rockers Parquet Courts, and funky soul man Lee Fields.
11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer
Brendan Telfer discusses the Suarez biting ban, Tiger Woods returning to golf this morning and the Black Caps' third test against the West Indies.
11:45 The week that was with Radar and Pinky Agnew
Music played in this show
Artist: Lawrence Arabia
Song: Travelling Shoes
Album: The Sparrow
Label: Honorary Bedouin
Artist: Kate Bush
Album: Never for Ever
Artist: The Bats
Song: Long Halls
Composer: Scott/The Bats
Album: Free all the Monsters
Label: Flying Nun
Song: The Sun Always Shines on TV
Composer: Paul Wooktoor-Savoy
Album: The Definitive Singles Collection