Nine To Noon for Monday 20 April 2015
09:05 Have the new drink driving laws changed habits?
The latest road policing data shows that while the number of drink driving offences in December and January was similar to the previous year, the amount gathered in fines went up by more than 300 thousand dollars as a result of the new lowered breath alcohol limit.
Dave Cliff is the Assistant Police Commissioner, Road Policing.
09:20 Is asthma being misdiagnosed in too many cases?
An Auckland asthma specialist says too many people are being diagnosed with asthma and medicated for it - when it might not actually be the problem. Middlemore Hospital's Jeff Garrett says bronchitis or emphysema - known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD - is frequently identified as asthma.
He says about 70 percent of patients with COPD are currently on inhaled steroids when only about 20 percent should be, and that the treatment can hinder their recovery. But Jeff Garrett says while specialists have access to high tech tests which can screen a patient's sputum to see if the disease is a chronic pulmonary disease - or asthma - a cheap and easy blood test can tell the difference.
09:45 Africa correspondent Debora Patta
10:05 From Vietnam to Canada: author Kim Thuy
Kim Thúy is a Canadian writer whose family fled Saigon as boat people during the Vietnam War. Her autobiographical novel Ru was an award winning bestseller - drawing on her refugee past. Her latest novel is Man. She will be speaking at the Auckland Writer's Festival in May
10:30 Book review: 'Glory' by Rachel Billington
Published by Orion. Reviewed by Anne Else.
10:45 The Reading: The Godley Letters
Correspondence between Major General Godley and Lady Louisa Godley May to August 1915. Edited and arranged by Jane Tolerton. Read by Ginette McDonald and Sam Neill (6 of 10, RNZ).
11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams
Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams discuss the ongoing problem of rising Auckland house prices; and the state of the economy in the lead up to the Budget.
11:20 It's Paddington Bear's favourite food and now a Wellington couple are winning gold for their pots of marmalade
It's a love it or loathe it spread, but if you are Paddington Bear there is no question - marmalade sandwiches are the best.
A Wellington couple agree, but they're also coming up with interesting flavour combinations and new ways to use their award-winning marmalade. By week Sally Duckworth and Alisdair Ross have corporate jobs in Wellington and on weekends they run a citrus orchard at Langdale Homestead, near Tinui, in the Wairarapa, where they cook and craft marmalades.
At the world Dalemain Marmalade Awards last month their Tangelo and Smoked Paprika Marmalade won gold, and their Tangelo and and Star Anise Marmalade won silver.
11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey
Urbanist Tommy Honey discusses issues affecting city dwellers. Today he discusses 3D printing of houses which is happening in China right now, ahead of a prefab conference in Wellington.
Auckland developer says apartments not the answer to housing shortage, Checkpoint, RadioNZ
3D Printing Poised to Transform Building Sector, Sourceable
How a Chinese Company Built 10 Homes in 24 Hours, Wall Street Journal
3D Print Canal House
Music played in this show
Artist: The Smiths
Song: There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Album: The Queen Is Dead
Broadcast time: 09:34
Artist: Jason Isbell
Broadcast time: 09:44
Artist: Paul Kelly and Vika Bull
Song: What You Want
Album: The Merri Soul Sessions
Broadcast time: 11:32