Nine To Noon for Friday 19 December 2014
09:05 Analysis of Russia's economic crisis and its implications
Lidia Kelly is the Reuters Macroeconomics Correspondent, based in Moscow.
09:20 Social Development CEO reflects on Ashburton shootings
Brendon Boyle the Chief Executive of the Social Development Ministry reflects on the Ashburton shootings and the impact on the organisation.
09:40 Sony scraps release of movie after hack-attack
Kim Zetter of Wired.com on the extraordinary scrapping by Sony of its satirical film The Interview following the hacking of its computers. The film is about an assassination attempt on North Korea's president, Kim Yon Un.
10:05 Big Year interview, Nicky Hager
Nicky Hager's book Dirty Politics dominated this year's election. The book was based on the hacked emails of right wing blogger, Cameron Slater, to highlight his relationship with senior National Party figures.
10:30 Book review: 'How Does It Hurt? Narrating Pain' by Stephanie de Montalk
Reviewed by Tilly Lloyd. Published by Victoria University Press hardback, RRP $40.00
In How Does It Hurt?, acclaimed poet and biographer Stephanie de Montalk tells the story of her 10 years of chronic pain and investigates the lives and works of three writers who also wrote about pain: 'the consolator', English social theorist Harriet Martineau (1802-1876), 'the vendor of happiness', French novelist Alphonse Daudet (1840-1897), and 'the imago', Polish poet Aleksander Wat (1900-1967).
10:45 The Reading: 'Arboreal Angst: A Christmas Carol' by Lindsay Wood
Jess, a Christmas fanatic, torments her family with her Christmas traditions. Her father hatches a plan to speed up the Great Christmas Tree Expedition but it backfires and they end up with two trees. (RNZ)
11:05 New Music with Jeremy Taylor
Jeremy Taylor presents his final musical repast for the year, with the long awaited new release from D'Angelo, a compilation of Sly Stone's productions, and a bit of 'hey nonny nonny' from Dutch lutenist Jozef Van Wissem.
11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer
11:45 The week that was with comedians Te Radar and Michele A'Court
Music played in this show
Over the Rhine
Darlin’ (Christmas is Coming)
Marlon Williams (Composer)
Bond Street Bridge
Jan Hellriegel and Dick Johnson
Joy to the World