Nine To Noon for Wednesday 16 March 2011
09:05 Escaping Sendai region due to rising radiation levels
Alfred Weinzierl is an Interpreter working with aid agencies and journalists covering the disaster and has fled the quake stricken region.
09:10 Japan's nuclear crisis
Dr Glenn Harvel, from the nuclear engineering department of University of Ontario's Institute of technology.
09:30 Proposed trans-Pacific trade deal raises copyright concerns
Rick Shera, partner at Lowndes Jordan, where he heads their intellectual property team. He's calling on the NZ government to make public the details of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement in the wake of the leaked US text which he says raises concerns about changes that will be required to NZ's copyright law. Read more on his blog.
09:45 Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan
Carbon tax, climate change, and nuclear power.
10:05 Annie Proulx - American author latest book Bird Cloud - a memoir
Annie Proulx is visiting New Zealand 16-21 March during NZ Book Month. Her new book, Bird Cloud is the first piece of non fiction Annie has written for some years. She is also the author of The Shipping News and Accordion Crimes and the short story Brokeback Mountain, which sparked the movie of the same name.
Bird Cloud - a memoir by Annie Proulx
Imprint: 4th Estate Publication date: February 2011.
10:30 Book Review with Quentin Johnson
People Who Eat Darkness by Richard Lloyd Parry
Published by Jonathan Cape
10:45 Reading:Hello Dubai, written & read by Joe Bennett (Part 8 of 10)
Joe learns about Rashid, the father of modern Dubai and meets Varood, an African Indian, who encapsulates the commercial globalisation that enshrines it.
11:05 Music review with Marty Duda
Artist of the Week: Santana
1. Soul Sacrifice (4:47) - Santana taken from 2009 album "The Woodstock Experience" (Columbia/Legacy)
2. Song Of The Wind (6:02) - Santana taken from 1972 album "Caravanserai" (Columbia)
3. Hold On (3:49) - Santana taken from 1982 album "Shango" (Columbia)
4. Maria Maria (4:21) - Santana taken from 1999 album "Supernatural" (Arista)
11:30 Legal commentator Michele Wilkinson-Smith
The issues around children going through the court system.
11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston
A study that reveals people can tell the difference between abstract art and paint slapped on a canvas by an elephant, and the new TV7 documentary How to Look at a Painting.
Left: a painting by 4-year-old Jack Pezanosky. Right: 'Laburnum', by Hans Hoffman.
Seeing the Mind Behind the Art: People Can Distinguish Abstract Expressionist Paintings From Highly Similar Paintings by Children, Chimps, Monkeys, and Elephants (Psychological Science)
My Monkey Could Have Painted That. Really? (Psychology Today)