Human embryonic stem cells

09:05 The risks of unproven stem cell treatments

An expert in stem cell treatment is warning of dodgy operators in New Zealand offering unproven and potentially dangerous treatments. A recently released scientific paper documented a case of three women in the  United States who were blinded by an experimental treatment for macular degeneration. In New Zealand, stem cell therapy is not regulated by the Ministry of Health because stem cells are not considered medicine. Nine to Noon speaks to Dr Bronwen Connor, who teaches at the Auckland Medical School and is an expert in stem cell therapy.

09:15 Brexit to what?

What happens now Britain has pulled the Brexit lever? Kathryn Ryan talks to Oxford University Law Professor Paul Craig. He wrote Britain Alone! The Implications and Consequences of United Kingdom Exit from the EU.

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09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney

Senior Tory veteran, Michael Howard mentions Falklands war in new Brexit flare-up over Gibraltar and the second Sunday of opposition protests in Moscow results in more than 20 arrests.

10:05 Take a sad song and make it better

Sean James Donelly, aka SJD & Julia Deans talk and sing to Kathryn Ryan about those tunes you listen to in times of heartache & sorrow. Julia and Sean will be playing favourites from their own back catalogues as well as brand new laments as part of Sadness Songs at the Southern Lakes Festival of Colour on Sunday 9th April at the Central Lakes Trust Crystal Palace. The festival takes place from Tuesday 4th to Monday 10th April in Wanaka, Queenstown and Central Otago. They'll also be performing at the Bay of Islands' Upsurge Festival on the 7th April.

10:35 Book review

Graham Beatie reviews Earthly Remains by Donna Leon

10:45 The Reading

11:05 Political commentators Stephen Mills and Matthew Hooton

Matthew and Stephen discuss how the polls are trending and whether the budget will make a difference.

11:30 Foxy Bangers

Foxy Bangers

Foxton based Paul Brice has started making gourmet sausages in his retirement. He sells his "Foxy Bangers" at farmers markets in the Manawatu and on the Kapiti Coast.  Varieties include lamb with cardamom and orange, and satay.  He shares recipes for the best way to serve his sausages, including a Tunisian sausage stew

11:45 What can be done to make housing more affordable?

Bill McKay is Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.