Nine To Noon for Wednesday 23 December 2009
09:05 Leaky homes crisis
A new report shows up to 89 thousand homes could be affected, and the repair bill will be more than 11 billion dollars.
Paul Grimshaw, lawyer representing six thousand leaky home owners.
09:20 IVF breakthrough
Dr Dagan Wells, Senior Fellow Oxford University
09:30 Can Tiger Woods' brand be revived?
Andy Milligan, Author of Brand It Like Beckham and co-founder of brand advisory firm The Caffeine Partnership.
09:45 Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan
10:05 Big Year Interview - Rob Fyfe
10:30 Book Review with Laura Kroetsch
The Joy of Eating by Jill Foulston
Published by Virago
10:45 Reading: Squirrels - a short story by Adrienne M Frater
A widower coping with his first Christmas alone finds solace and companionship in the most unlikely place.
11:05 Music review with Marty Duda
Feature Artist : Martha Wainwright
1. Far Away (2:56) - Martha Wainwright taken from 2005 album "Martha Wainwright" (Shock)
2. Comin' Tonight (3:17) - Martha Wainwright taken from 2008 album "I Know You're Married But I Have Feelings Too" (Shock)
3. Non, La Vie N'est Pas Triste (2:55) - Martha Wainwright taken from 2009 album "Martha Wainwright's Piaf Record" (Shock)
4. I'll Be Home For Christmas (2:35) - Martha Wainwright taken from 2009 DVD "A Not So Silent Night" (Shock)
11:30 Legal commentator Cationa MacLennan
11:45 Art commentator Courtney Johnston rounds up the the 2009 art year
Summer exhibitions to see:
Len Lye: The Cosmic Archive at the Govett-Brewster, New Plymouth
Yayoi Kusama at City Gallery, Wellington