Nine To Noon for Wednesday 28 September 2016
09:05 Breaking down the debate
Republican strategist, Brad Blakeman and Democratic strategist, David Goodfriend discuss the outcome of yesterday's US Presidential debate.
09:15 Exceptions to illegal cycling on footpaths a step closer
A Lower Hutt mother and cycling enthusiast is a step closer to getting a law change allowing people - especially children - to ride on the footpath. Kathryn Ryan speaks to Jo Clendon successfully petitioned Parliament's Transport and Industrial Relations Committee to look into the matter and it's now asking the public for submissions on the matter.
09.30 Study: NZ maternity system needs improvement
Ministry of Health chief advisor for Child and Youth Health Dr Pat Tuohy responds to the new Otago University study looking at more than 240,000 births, showing that babies are more at risk during birth if a midwife, rather than a doctor is in charge.
09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton
10:05 Book review - Nutshell by Ian McEwan
Reviewed by Laura Caygill, published by Penguin Random House
10:25 Anti-fashion Fashionista Dee Goldberg
Kathryn Ryan talks to Melbourne's Dee Goldberg about her wearable creations which are always colourful, interesting and above all - humorous. She says she came late - in her forties - to the idea of having much more fun with clothing and it all started when her husband said to her when they were in a shopping mall "Why don't you buy yourself a little hat?"
Dee Goldberg: "This is not dress-ups, this is wearable art"
Karen Middleton on the stalemate over a plebiscite on legalising same-sex marriage in Australia, the PM's struggle in the polls, spring floods and a shark attack.
10:45 The Reading
11:05 Welsh rugby referee Nigel Owens
Welshman Nigel Owens is one of the highest-ranked & most respected refs in rugby union. He talks to Kathryn Ryan about officiating at the last year's Rugby World Cup final, being openly gay and and his off-field career as an entertainer. He's coming to New Zealand next month for an in conversation event presented by Auckland Writers Festival.
11:30 Charlotte Ryan's artist of the week
Charlotte Ryan features the music of the Troggs
11:45 Legal commentator Simon Jefferson
Simon discusses the state of Family Law in New Zealand.