Nine To Noon for Wednesday 29 July 2009
09:05 Paula Bennett releasing information about two peoples' benefits
Chris Trotter, political commentator and Matthew Hooten, political commentator
09:25 Maori Language Week
Te reo Maori is in a perilous state, despite it seeming commonplace on our radios and TVs. The Maori Language Commisioner Erima Henare says with only 23% of adult Maori able to use the language fluently, we can't afford to get complacent.
09:40 Ian Auld - Aide de Camp
Ian Auld is New Zealand's youngest ever Aide de Camp - his job is to instruct the Governor General on all matters relating to the pomp and ceremony of the military - things like knowing when to stand or salute during official events so that important functions go off without a hitch.
09:45 Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan
10:05 Magda Szubanski - Australian comedienne
From the hit Australian series Kath and Kim fame, you'll know her as Kim's unlucky in love second-best-friend.. recognisable her for her sports uniforms, arm casts, neck braces and pash-rash. We meet the somewhat smaller woman behind the larger-than-life Sharon Strezlecki - Australian actress Magda Szubanski.
10:30 Book Review with Anne Buchanan
This is How by M J Hyland
Published by Text Publishing
10:45 Reading. The Orphan Gunner by Sara Knox
(Part 8 of 10)
An unconventional romance set in bomber command in Lincolnshire during WWII.
11:05 Music review with Marty Duda
Today's artist: The Specials
1. Gangsters (2:51) - The Specials taken from 1979 single (2-Tone)
2. Too Much Too Young (2:08) - The Specials taken from 1980 EP "The Special AKA Live!" (2-Tone)
3. Ghost Town (6:03) - The Specials taken from 1981 single (2-Tone)
4. Racist Friend (4:05) - The Special AKA taken from 1984 album "In
The Studio" (2-Tone)
11:30 Legal commentator Mai Chen discusses the the Local Government conference.
11:45 Film review with Graeme Tuckett
Graeme tells us about adventure/comedy Stone of Destiny, and festival documentary Big River Man.