Nine To Noon for Wednesday 1 September 2010
09:05 South Canterbury Finance
Martin Mehrtens who runs a farm machinery repair business; Wendy Smith, Chief Executive Officer of the Aoraki Development Trust; and Bernard Hickey, Editor of interest.co.nz.
09:20 Pharmacy break-in
Grant Gillard, owner of Mt Albert pharmacy where burglar died last week.
09:30 Is the world about to run out of helium?
Helium is a non-renewable resource and the world's reserves of the precious gas are about to run out, a shortage that is likely to have far-reaching repercussions. Professor Richardson is a world authority on helium, and received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1996 (a joint award with his study collaborator) for his work on it.
09:45 Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan
10:05 Jud Arthur
Bass baritone opera singer, the former Otago rugby player, basketball player and competitive showjumper. He is about to play Banquo in NZ Opera's Macbeth - he came to opera after a knee injury forced him out of professional rugby.
10:30 Book Review with Anne Buchanan
Star Island by Carl Hiaasen
Published by Sphere
10:45 Reading: The Grullo by Susy Pointon
An aging Hokianga 'cowboy' tangles with 'Valkyries', horses and an old mate's latest accessories. (Part 1 of 2, RNZ)
11:05 Music review with Marty Duda
Feature artist: The Dandy Warhols
1. Boys Better (4:32) - The Dandy Warhols taken from 1997 album "The Dandy Warhols Come Down" (Capitol)
2. Godless (5:20) - The Dandy Warhols taken from 2000 album "Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia" (Capitol)
3. I Am A Scientist (3:12) - The Dandy Warhols taken from 2003 album "Welcome To The Monkey House" (Capitol)
4. Love Song (3:47) - The Dandy Warhols taken from 2008 album "Earth To The Dandy Warhols..." (Beat The World)
11:30 Legal commentator Mai Chen
Mai Chen discusses patients' right to unconventional treatment.
11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston
A look at the Walters Prize finalists, and artists with alter egos.