Nine To Noon for Tuesday 21 February 2012
09:05 Spring Creek coal mine shut down by safety inspectors
Ged O'Connell , Assistant National Secretary for the EPMU discusses the shutdown of the mine ahead of a meeting between the Department of Labour and owner Solid Energy to discuss safety issues.
09:25 Media futurist on the opportunities and friction caused by ultra-fast broadband
Gerd Leonhard has been dubbed 'one of the leading Media Futurists in the World' by The Wall Street Journal. He is the co-author of the The Future of Music Music2.0 and The End of Control. He is the keynote speaker at the Commerce Commission conference The Future with High Speed Broadband: Opportunities for New Zealand.
09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt
The Catholisation of America, and birth control and the media.
10:05 Joanna Brooks - Mormon politico
Joanna Brooks is an outspoken, liberal voice on Mormon life and politics. She has struggled with her faith and now writes about the Church and her own experience for the online magazine Religion Dispatches, and offers advice in her column and blog, Ask Mormon Girl. The English professor recently self-published her memoir, The Book of Mormon Girl: Stories from an American Faith.
10:35 Book Review with Harry Ricketts
Selected Letters of Frank Sargeson, edited by Sarah Shieff
Published by Random House NZ Vintage
10:45 Reading: The Broken Book, written and read by Fiona Farrell (Part 5 of 8)
Audio will be available here after broadcast.
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram
The state of the Christchurch economy on the eve of the first anniversary of the February quake and the economic recovery and rebuild plans.
11:20 The King's Singers - Chris Bruerton and David Hurley
New Zealand baritone Chris Bruerton is the first non-British member of acclaimed Grammy winning ensemble The King's Singers. He was born and raised in Christchurch and spent 15 years singing in the Christ Church Cathedral choir. He moved to the UK in 2010 where he joined the Christ Church Cathedral choir in Oxford, before being asked to join the King's Singers.
David is one of the ensemble's long-time members - he's been singing with them for 22 years.
11:45 TV reviewer Lara Strongman reviews Justified and Wild Boys
Lara Strongman is a Christchurch-based writer and art historian. She is the former senior curator and deputy director at City Gallery Wellington. She has nearly completed a PhD about the relationship between popular culture and contemporary New Zealand art.