Nine To Noon for Wednesday 15 February 2017
09:05 Pike River families to meet PM
Some of the Pike River families meet the Prime Minister today, asking for his support for a re-entry of the mine. Kathryn Ryan talks with Rebecca Macfie, senior writer for the Listener and author of the book Tragedy at Pike River.
09:20 The strange material which could revolutionise solar power
Kathryn Ryan talks to Professor Henry Snaith, a world renowned expert in photovoltaics who's been working with a strange mineral called perovskite which he thinks could almost double the efficiency of solar panels. Professor Snaith is currently in New Zealand at the invitation of the MacDiarmid Institute to attend the 8th International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology in Queenstown
09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton
10:05 Spinal cord regeneration pioneer, Alan Mackay-Sim
Kathryn Ryan talks to 2017 Australian of the Year, Professor Alan Mackay-Sim, about his pioneering work on spinal cord regeneration.
10:35 Book review
10:45 The Reading
11:05 Music with Charlotte Ryan
Charlotte features the music of three artists playing at WOMAD this year
11:20 Cultivating Children's Creativity
Kathryn Ryan talks to the founder of the Sydney Story Factory, Catherine Keenan, on how the not-for-profit creative writing centre is helping the literacy skills of marginalised children and youth
11:45 Legal Commentator, Garth Gallaway
Garth Gallaway is a partner at Chapman Tripp who specialises in insurance and health & safety related civil litigation.