Nine To Noon for Wednesday 6 March 2013
09:05 Fiji police promise an open and transparent investigation into a video of police there beating and torturing men in their custody
Pacific news correspondent Michael Field.
09:20 Call for free vaccinations for chickpox and rotovirus
Dr Helen Petousis-Harris is the director of Immunisation Research and Vaccinology at the Immunisation Advisory Centre and a senior lecturer at Auckland University.
09:25 Asteroid warning systems in the spotlight after explosion above Russia
Professor John Tonry from the University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy is building an asteriod-hunting telescope called ATLAS with funding from NASA. ATLAS is intended to spot mid-sized asteriods which astronomers believe are as big a threat as larger ones because there are many more of them.
09:45 Australia correspondent Peter Munro
10:05 Feature guest Pranab Bardhan
Professor of Economics at the University of California and the author of Awakening Giants, Feet of Clay. The book looks at the phenomenal rise of China and India and demolishes the myths that have accumulated around the economic achievements of these two giants in the last quarter century.
Awakening Giants, Feet of Clay: Assessing the Economic Rise of China and India, published by Princeton University Press.
10:35 Book Review with Graham Beattie
Heartbreak Hotel by Deborah Moggach
Published by Chatto & Windus
10:45 Reading: Among the Cinders, by Maurice Shadbolt
The story of a 16-year-old who accompanies his larger-than-life grandfather on a nostalgic trip through New Zealand (Part 8 of 10)
11:05 Marty Duda's Artist of the Week - Bloc Party
1. Like Eating Glass (4:22) - Bloc Party taken from 2005 album "Silent Alarm" (V2/FMR)
2. Song For Clay (Disappear Here) (4:50) - Bloc Party taken from 2007 album "A Weekend In The City" (Shock)
3. Signs (4:39) - Bloc Party taken from 2008 album "Intimacy" (Shock)
4. Octopus (3:05) - Bloc Party taken from 2012 album "'Four" (French Kiss)
11:30 Legal commentator Noel Sainsbury
The Public Defence Service.
11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston
Rediscovered artworks, an amazing database of art in Britain and vacuume-cleaning visitors to the Sistine Chapel.
Your Paintings - BBC
William Blake etchings found at Manchester Library
Titian painting rediscovered at National Gallery of London
X-ray reveals Madonna and child under portrait of Elizabeth I's spymaster
Tourists vacuumed and cooled to reduce damage to the Sistine Chapel
Music played in this show
Lisa Hannigan: 'What'll I Do'
from her 2011 album "Passenger"
Open Sky Unit: 'Sunshine Star'
from their 1975 self-titled album
Bic Runga: 'No Crying No More'|
from her 2005 album, "Birds"
The Temptations: 'Ain't Too Proud to Beg'