Nine To Noon

Wednesday 4 March 2015, with Kathryn Ryan

09:05 News and current affairs

09:20 What could have happened to MH370?

This week marks the one year anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysia airlines flight MH370 which went missing carrying 239 passengers and crew.

The Boeing 777's most likely resting-place is thought to be somewhere in a 60-thousand square-kilometre area of Indian Ocean sea floor about 16-hundred kilometres west of Perth.

David Soucie has thirty years of experience working with the Federal Aviation Administration as an aviation safety inspector and accident investigator.

09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton

10:05 World leading concert pianist Freddy Kempf

British concert pianist Freddy Kempf is in demand around the world performing, and increasingly conducting orchestras from the piano.

The 38-year-old made his debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of eight. But his adult career really began to take off when he didn't win the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1998. His third placing provoked a barrage of protests from the audience and the Russian press who accused some of the judges of bias.

Freddy Kempf is in the country to perform a series of concerts with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, which he will also conduct.

10:25 Book review: 'Aquarium' by David Vann

Published by Text Publishing. Reviewed by Louise O'Brien.

10:45 The Reading: 'The Families' by Vincent O'Sullivan

(Part 1 of 3, RNZ)

11:05 Marty Duda's artist of the week: The Pop Group

One of the first and most influential post-punk bands, The Pop Group came from Bristol mixing elements of reggae, dub, Krautrock, punk, funk and whatever else the four band members were listening to at the time. Their original run was short and abrasive releasing two albums and a handful of singles in 1979 and 1980. By 1981 they had disbanded, but not before leaving an indelible impression that lasts to this day. Nick Cave was just one of The Pop Group’s biggest fans and chances are other post-punk bands such as Gang Of Four, Wire and The Slits owe a huge debt as well. The band has recently reunited, completely intact and have just released a new album, 'Citizen Zombie'. It sounds as fresh, aggressive and dangerous as their records from 35 years ago. They play their first and only NZ concert Wednesday night at The Kings Arms.

Tracks:
1. She Is Beyond Good And Evil – The Pop Group taken from 1979 single (Radar)
2  We Are All Prostitutes – The Pop Group taken from 1979 single (Rough Trade)
3. Where There’s A Will… – The Pop Group taken from 1980 single (Rough Trade)
4. Mad Truth – The Pop Group taken from 2015 album, 'Citizen Zombie' (Freaks R Us)

11:30 Simon Jefferson QC on how children's voices are heard in the court

Simon Jefferson QC has almost 30 years experience practising family law – he is a former Executive member of the Family Law Section of the Law Society, a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and member of the Bar Association.

11:45 Science commentator, Siouxsie Wiles