Nine To Noon for Wednesday 25 May 2011
09:05 Has the freeing up of the rules reporting suicide gone too far?
The Palmerston North Coroner has allowed the details surrounding a young woman's suicide to be made public. Her story and photograph covers much of the front page of this morning's Dominion Post.
Professor David Ferguson, founder and director of Christchurch Health and Development Studies, Psychological Medicine Department, University Otago.
Anyone who needs help, or is concerned about someone who may be in crisis can call the following confidential helplines:
- Lifeline 0800 543 354
- Samaritans 0800 726 666
- Depression 0800 111 757
09:30 Is the age of cheap oil is over?
Fatih Birol, chief economist at the International Oil Agency.
09:45 Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan
10:05 Richard Little - The inventor behind the robotic exoskeleton known as Rex
Richard Little - Inventor, chief technology officer of Rex Bionics and founder of the Auckland based company. The Robotic Exoskeleton, known as Rex, is a pair of robotic legs that enables users to walk with their arms free, including moving sideways and also going up and down. Richard tells us about why he set up the company, and where he plans to take it from here.
Rex Bionics' Robotic Exoskeleton.
10:30 Book Review with Phil Vine
The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz by Dennis Avey
Published by Hodder & Stoughton
10:45 Reading: The Life and Times of a Brown Paper Bag by Kevin Milne
The remarkable, amusing and sometimes very moving autobiography from New Zealand’s best known and award-winning battler for the little guy.
Audio of this story will be available here after broadcast.
11:05 Marty Duda's Artist of the Week - The Cars
Okkervil River are an Austin, Texas-based band led by singer-songwriter Will Sheff. Sheff is one of the most literate songwriters around and his songs are just bursting with wordplay and earnest lyrics. The bands previous three albums have had unifying concepts, but their latest, I Am Very Far, is simply a straightforward collection of excellent indie-rock songs.
1. Black - Okkervil River taken from 2005 album "Black Sheep Boy" (Jagjaguwar)
2. Plus Ones - Okkervil River taken from 2007 album "The Stage Names"
3. Singer Songwriter - Okkervil River taken from 2008 album "The Stand Ins" (Jagjaguwar)
4. The Valley - Okkervil River taken from 2011 album "I Am Very Far"
Marty will feature an extra track for listeners to check out on his website: www.13thfloor.co.nz
11:30 Legal commentator Grant Illingworth discusses Fiji
11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston
How do directors shape the galleries and museums they run? And a look at the Dowse, currently celebrating its 40th birthday, to find out.