Nine To Noon for Wednesday 8 October 2014
09:05 Is Christchurch the new model for the future of Social Housing?
Christchurch's Deputy Mayor, Vicki Buck details the council's formation of a company to run the city's social housing, and its hope to buy state houses off the government.
09:20 The rise and rise of the Islamic State
Author and economist and expert on terrorism funding, Loretta Napoleoni details the rise of the Islamic State - and how its modernity and pragmatism has allowed it to redraw the map of the middle east.
Loretta Napoleoni is appearing in Wanaka and Queenstown as part of the Aspiring Conversations festival.
09:45 Australia correspondent Bernard Keane
Australia off to fight the Islamic State amid debate over the wearing of muslim headwear, and an increasing number of attacks on Muslim Australians.
10:00 The new, revealing biography of Douglas Adams and the Hitchhiker's Guide
In his book, The Frood: the Authorised and Very Official History of Douglas Adams and the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Jem Roberts examines Adams' most beloved creation with the knowledge and affection of a true fan. Mr Roberts, a writer and British comedy historian, brings together the fruits of exclusive forays into the Douglas Adams archive at Cambridge, and new interviews from friends and colleagues for a fresh take on Adams and his works. The Frood: the Authorised and Very Official History of Douglas Adams and the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is published in New Zealand by Random House, RRP $37.99.
10:30 Book review: 'A Monster Calls' by Patrick Ness
Reviewed by Ralph McAllister. Published by Walker Books RRP$21.99
10:45 The Reading: 'My Brother's War' by David Hill
One brother has enlisted, the other is a conscientious objector. Both end up on the bloody battlefields of France (8 of 10, RNZ). Told by Simon Leary and Andrew Patterson.
11:05 Marty Duda's artist of the week: Paul Revere and The Raiders
Formed in 1958 by keyboard player Paul Revere (yes, that’s his real name) and singer/sax player Mark Lindsay, Paul Revere and The Raiders became, arguably the greatest American rock & roll band of the 1960s thanks to a string of hit records such as Just Like Me, Steppin’ Out, Kicks and Good Thing. Their popularity was insured when TV producer Dick Clark signed them up to appear as regulars on his daytime show Where The Action Is in 1965. The pony-tailed Mark Lindsay became an instant teen heartthrob. But despite their clean-cut presentation, their records rocked harder than just about anything else on the Top 40. The band’s biggest hit was 1971’s Indian Reservation. It was a quick decline from there, with Lindsay leaving in 1975. Paul Revere himself kept the band going on the oldies circuit until he was forced to leave the road this past July. He passed away a few days ago.
1. Like Long Hair – Paul Revere & The Raiders taken from 1961 single (Gardena)
2. Just Like Me – Paul Revere & The Raiders taken from 1965 single (Columbia)
3. Kicks – Paul Revere & The Raiders from 1966 single (Columbia)
4. Indian Reservation – The Raiders taken from 1971 album, 'Indian Reservation' (Columbia)
11:30 Law commentator, Andrew Geddis
Law commentator, Andrew Geddis of Otago University discusses the police raid on Nicky Hager's house.
11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston
Simon Denny’s The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom at the Adam Art Gallery.
Simon Denny will represent New Zealand at the Venice Biennale in 2015. His new show at the Adam Art Gallery in Wellington will be New Zealand audience’s best chance before then to see what this exciting young artist is all about.
Gallery: The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom