Nine To Noon for Wednesday 24 June 2009
09:05 State housing - selling some off
Charles Waldegrave, Social Policy Researcher; David Zussman, Monte Cecilia Housing Trust trust executive (Monte Cecelia in Auckland is an emergency housing group) who is opposed to sell off; and Phil Heatley, Minister of Housing.
09:20 Budget airlines
As Air New Zealand cashes in on one new budget airline's teething problems, we ask how long can we expect two low cost airlines - Jetstar and Pacific Blue - to continue working in New Zealand, and whether we'll see ticket prices drop.
David Stone, aviation consultant who headed the International Air Services Section, Ministry of Transport, in the 1990s.
09:30 Free range kids
Lenore Skenazy's decision to allow her 9-year-old son to take the subway on his own caused an uproar in the United States - Lenore Skenazy's Free Range Kids movement urges parents to let their kids take some risks.
09:45 Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan
10:05 Artist John Walsh - Aitanga a Hauiti / New Zealand Irish.
Born in Tologa Bay on the East Coast of the North Island, John Walsh is the former Curator of Contemporary Māori Art at Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand. Now a full time artist, his work intertwines Māori mythology, history and contemporary events with satirical ire. An exhibition of his work is currently on display at The New Dowse in Lower Hutt.
See images of John Walsh's work in the Nine to Noon Gallery.
10:30 Book Review with Catriona Ferguson
In Hovering Flight by Joyce Hinnefeld
Published by Allen & Unwin
10:45 Reading: Heartland by Neil Cross
(Part 3 of 10, RNZ)
A memoir about life with a step father in a backstreet Edinburgh slum.
11:05 Music review with Marty Duda
1. The Ballad Of El Goodo (4:13) - Big Star taken from 1972 album "#1 Record" (Ardent)
2. September Gurls (2:47) - Big Star taken from 1974 album "Radio City" (Ardent)
3. Kangaroo (3:46) - Big Star taken from 1975 album "Third" (Rykodisc)
4. Thirteen (2:34) - Big Star taken from 1972 album "#1 Record" (Ardent)
11:30 Legal commentator Catriona MacLennan discusses why courts are still lenient in animal cruelty cases.
11:45 Film review with Graeme Tuckett
Graeme reviews Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, as well as the new Ben Kingsley film, Elegy.