Nine To Noon for Monday 23 November 2009
09:05 Government report on hospital emergency waiting times
Many major hospitals are failing to meet a target of moving patients quickly through their emergency departments. The government has just released findings for the first time on how well hospitals are meeting health targets.
Dr John Bonning, ED specialist at Waikato Hospital and board member for the Australian College of Emergency Medicine.
09:20 The demise of school swimming pools
Jamie Delich, Wellington City Council manager, Recreation and Sport Facility Development; Matt Claridge, general manager of Water Safety New Zealand.
Richard Towle, New Zealander who is the Australasian-Pacific regional representative for the UNHCR (the UN's refugee agency). He is in New Zealand for a conference on refugee health and welfare at AUT.
09:45 Middle East correspondent Tarek Bazley
10:05 Depression - Irene Pink and Chris Brain
Chris Brain winner of this year's coveted Billy T Award, at the NZ International Comedy Festival, and Chris's wife Irene Pink professional comedian for more than a decade, and a finalist for best female comedian in the NZ Comedy Guild Awards.
Chris Brain won his Billy T award for his one-hour solo show A Better Place. It tells the story of his own battle with depression and addiction, to gambling, alcohol, and drugs.
They talk about their experiences, the role of their comedic art in their lives, and why Chris is speaking out now about a condition he's been living with since his teens.
10:30 Book Review with Penny Ashton
Backroads: Charting a Poet's Life by Sam Hunt
Published by Craig Potton Publishing
10:42 Reading: The Vintner's Luck by Elizabeth Knox
(Part 11 of 15)
The original award-winning story of love, life, wine and angels stretching out from Burgundy at the beginning of the 19th century.
11:05 Politics with Andrew Campbell and Matthew Hooten
11:30 Guest chef Niki Bezzant with wine commentator Keith Stewart
Editor of Healthy Food Guide and author of Eating In: Fabulous Food for Friends and Family, published by Chanel Publishers Ltd.
Today's recipes - Thai Salmon Coleslaw + Green Seafood Curry
11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey
Architectural competitions and architects intellectual property.