09:05 Canadians warned not to rush towards Pharmac 

'Reduced costs, but restricted access to important medicines'. A study warns Canadians 'to be careful about what they wish for ' when considering a Pharmac style drug buying system. Pharmaceutical researcher Dr Nigel Rawson has investigated how the choice of prescription drugs available in Canada would be effected if it adopted a national pharmacare scheme similar to New Zealand.

Anti-cancer drugs

Anti-cancer drugs Photo: AFP

09:20 3D printed honeycomb and other innovations

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Nine to Noon talks to Auckland designer Gerbrand Van Melle about 3D printed honeycomb, sound inspired chocolate and other innovations.

09:30  How do they do that ?!! The secrets of special effects 

If you're a fan of freaky faces - we've got special effects galore!  Nine to Noon talks to BodyFX 's Yolanda Bartram who sponsors the make-up artistry competition at the Armageddon Entertainment Expo

09:45 US correspondent Susan Milligan

Well, it may be only 15 days before the nasty, brutish and tragically not short presidential campaign comes to an end, but the consensus in the US is that it's over. ABC has Clinton up 50-38 nationally and Trump is trailing in almost every battleground state. Actually, it's worse than that - states once considered "tossups" such as Florida and Virginia are light blue now. Surprisingly, the battlegrounds now are North Carolina, Arizona, Utah and Ohio. 

10:05 Teaching in a war zone

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Nine to Noon speaks with Kiwi professor Peter O'Connor, an internationally recognised expert in applied theatre and drama education, who's been in the Middle East, where he was working with teachers in war zones to help them get the best out of their students.

10:35 Book review - "My Father's Island: A Memoir" by Adam Dudding

Reviewed by Sonja de Friez published by VUP.

10:45 The Reading

Passing Through by Coral Atkinson read by Amanda Billing (Part 1 of 14)

11:05 Politics with Stephen Mills & Rob Hosking

Hekia Parata's decision to leave politics and Judith Collin's announcement on new corrections spending.

11:20 Food: Super simple recipes Short Takes

Wellington teacher Jenny McClure's new cookbook is designed to be foolproof - easy recipes with every step laid out and starting with a verb. She wrote the book in this way to help others like her son Joe - who suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident when he was young - to be able to cook. Following recipes in most cookbooks was just too difficult and Jenny saw how dis-empowering it was for Joe, to not be able to cook for himself once he left home as a young adult. The self-published book Short Takes - making cooking simple has recipes ranging from quick bites to salads and larger meals, desserts and some classic quick bites.

11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis

Two things NOT to do in the media: Take satire seriously, and preach mortal standards to a younger generation. Wallabies coach Michael Cheka should not have reacted to the Herald’s clown caricature and Northland Age editor Peter Jackson was leading with his chin in trying to impose “a modicum of the social mores of a previous generation” on today’s young people.


Music played in this show

Artist:   Broods
Song: Free
Composer: Little/Broods
Album: Consious
Label: Island
Time: 10:32

Artist:   Paul Weller
Song: Broken Stones
Composer: Weller
Album: Stanley Road
Label: Island
Time: 11:33