Nine To Noon for Monday 8 December 2014
09:05 News and current affairs
09:30 Water safety champion Mark de Lacy
Mark de Lacy has been teaching school children about water safety for years and was recently been named the country's supreme champion of water safety in the Sealord New Zealand Water Safety Awards. He has visited almost 900 schools since his joint initiative with the Sport Fishing council began 2009.
09:45 Russia/Ukraine correspondent, Lucian Kim
10:05 Soundscape artist and bicycle orchestra creator Johnny Random
Flip Baber is a film and TV composer, found object musician, and soundscape artist, whose musical piece created by playing bicycles, went viral online. Known professionally as Johnny Random, he has produced advertisements for companies from Google to Adidas to Doritos, has scored film and television, and plays 40 instruments. But his latest labour of love involved seven months of painstakingly tuning up, and recording, bicycles for his composition Bespoken.
10:35 Book Review: Grahame Sydney Paintings 1974 - 2014 by Grahame Sydney
Reviewed by Gregory O'Brien
10:45 The Reading: 'Touchstones' by James McNeish
A memoir that is at once a self-portrait, a hymn to a vanishing New Zealand and a record of his meetings with people who influence his life and help make him the writer he becomes. All are larger than life. Some of them, like the author's mysterious Maori aunt, are good enough to bottle (1 of 15, RNZ)
11:05 Political commentators Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton
Political commentators Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton on the continuing pressure on John Key in what is being called textgate, Andrew Little's successful first week at the helm of Labour.
11:30 Chef Lauraine Jacobs cooks easy summer bach food
Chef Lauraine Jacobs has contributed entries for 13 New Zealand restaurants to a new international book, 1001 Restaurants You Must Experience Before You Die (published in New Zealand by New Holland). She has recipes for a salad of sardines and eggs, and ceviche of fresh fish with coconut cream.
11:45 Urban issues with Tommy Honey
The 2014 Guardian World Cities Day Challenge.
The 2014 Guardian World Cities Day Challenge, Guardian Cities
The World Cities Day Challenge: so what is this thing anyway? Guardian Cities
Which Bus Stops Here (Porto Alegre, Brazil), Guardian Cities
The Floating Docks Project (Izmir, Turkey), Guardian Cities
The Waste Picker Project (Bogota, Columbia), Guardian Cities
The Thames Bath Project (London), Guardian Cities
The Fair Food Project (Nottingham, UK), Guardian Cities
Music played in this show
Artist: Split Enz
Song: Message to My Girl
Album: Conflicting Emotions
Label: Mushroom records
Artist: She and Him
Song: I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Composer: Gannon / Kent / Ram