Nine To Noon for Wednesday 26 November 2014
09:05 News and current affairs
09:45 Australia correspondent Bernard Keane
Bernard Keane reports on cuts to Australian national broadcasters, and the upcoming Victorian election.
10:05 The Internet Archive's Brewster Kahle's quest to make all human knowledge universally available
Brewster Kahle is an American computer engineer, Internet entrepreneur, internet activist, advocate of universal access to all knowledge, and digital librarian. He is the founder of the Internet Archive, a non-profit digital library that provides free public access to collections of digitised materials, including websites, music, moving images, and nearly three million public-domain books.
10:35 Book review: The Woman Who Stole My Life by Marian Keyes
Reviewed by Elisabeth Easther, published by Michael Joseph.
10:45 The Reading: 'Carnival Sky' by Owen Marshall
After resigning to go abroad, a journalist finds his life on hold as he joins his family in Central Otago, waiting and coming to terms with the impending death of his father (3 of 10, RNZ)
11:05 Marty Duda's artist of the week: Minuit
Hailing from Nelson, the three piece electronica act started 15 years ago as a covers band, but when they added a drum machine to the mix, drummer Ruth Carr was moved to the front of the stage as the band’s vocalist. After several EPs, the group released its debut album The 88 in 2003. Over the intervening years, the band released four albums, with their most popular track being 2009’s 'Aotearoa'. Several other songs have been used in various TV shows both locally and internationally. The band recently announced their retirement and are playing their final two shows in Auckland this week.
'The Boy With The Aubergine Hair' by Minuit trom 2003 album The 88 (Tardus)
'Aotearoa' by Minuit from 2009 album Find Me Before I Die A Lonely Death Dot Com (Tardus)
'Islands' by Minuit from 2012 album Last Night You Saw This Band (Minuit Prod)
'Last Night You Saw This Band' by Minuit from 2012 album Last Night You Saw This Band (Minuit Prod)
11:30 The laws around family violence - are they enough?
Half of the homicides in New Zealand are related to family violence and most victims of homicides are women. Former chief family court judge, Peter Boshier, is now a law commissioner and White Ribbon ambassador. He discusses whether the current laws around family violence are enough to reduce New Zealand's family violence statistics.
11:45 Science commentator, Siouxsie Wiles
Siouxsie Wiles discusses the controversial US bill that will stop independent scientists from advising the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). (Photo University of Auckland.)