Nine To Noon for Friday 5 September 2014
09:05 Overwhelmed doctors trying to control worst-ever Ebola outbreak
A dispatch from the Liberian capital, Monrovia, one of the cities suffering most from the world's worst-ever Ebola epidemic, which global health groups warn is now spiralling out of control. More than 1900 people have died in the West African outbreak, with 3500 confirmed or probably cases in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Medecins Sans Frontieres is warning that the battle is being lost, and has criticised the international response, saying its teams on the ground are overwhelmed. Ane Bjøru Fjeldsæter is a Medecins sans Frontieres psychologist, who is the mental health manager for the organisation's mission in Monrovia.
09:20 Insights from the campaign trail
With two weeks of the election to go, we check in with Radio New Zealand's political staff out on the road with the National and Labour leaders. Jane Patterson is Radio New Zealand's Parliamentary Chief Reporter. Chris Bramwell is Radio New Zealand political reporter.
09:45 Asia correspondent Jamil Anderlini
News from the Asian region with our correspondent Financial Times Beijing Bureau chief, Jamil Anderlini.
10:05 Henry Marsh, Neurosurgeon
Henry Marsh, CBE, is one of Britain’s top neurosurgeons, a pioneer of neurosurgical advances in Ukraine, and a specialist in operating on the brain under local anaesthetic. He is the subject of the documentary The English Surgeon, and has written the book, Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery.
10:35 Book review: John McIntrye reviews new Children's Books
Guinness Book of Records 2015
Published by Guinness ISBN 9781908843630
The 52 Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
Published by Pan MacMillan ISBN 978-1-74261-421-2
10:45 The Reading: 'Forty Years On' by David Hill
New Plymouth writer David Hill tells of his impressions and memories of his own father.
11:05 New music from Grant Smithies
11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer
Brendan Telfer looks at the Tall Blacks performance so far in the basketball world champs, and more on the betting jockey scandal.
11:45 Comedians Te Radar and Irene Pink look at the week that was