Nine To Noon for Wednesday 7 June 2017
09:05 Commerce Commission lays charges over steel mesh
The Commerce Commission has laid 29 charges against Steel and Tube for making false and misleading representations about their steel mesh. RNZ's Phil Pennington, who broke the story.
09:20 Big rise in antidepressants among children and teens
Ministry of Health figures show the number of children 13 years old and under being prescribed SSRI antidepressants has risen nearly 80 percent since 2006, while the number of prescriptions for 14-18 year olds more than doubled. Kathryn Ryan talks with Dr Tim Malloy the President of the Royal College of GPs and Dr Hugh Clarkson, a private child and adolescent psychiatrist in Auckland
09:20 Islam-friendly finance and shari'a law
The Muslim financial industry is the fastest growing industry in global finance - so understanding Shari'a or Islamic law is becoming increasingly important for doing business overseas. Kathryn Ryan discusses the opportunities, polemics aand pitfalls with the University of Kansas School of Law's Professor Raj Bhala and Brian Henry the Managing director of Shari'a-approved KiwiSaver fund Amanah Ethical.
09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton
Karen Middleton reports in on the response to terrorism in Australia, concerns from spy agencies over political donations from Chinese businesses and the controversy over homophobic comments from former tennis star Margaret Court.
10:05 "The most fascinating creatures in the ocean"
Kathryn Ryan meets Tasmanian based marine biologist Lisa-ann Gershwin, who's discovered more than 200 species of jellyfish in her career. She explains why jellyfish are proliferating in some marine areas, and talks about some of the myths associated with the creatures she says are the most fascinating in the ocean. Dr Gershwin has published two books: Stung and Jellyfish - A Natural History. She's also developed an app which allows people to easily identify any jellyfish species from all over the world, along with first aid tips.
10:35 Book review
Harry Ricketts reviews Night Horse by Elizabeth Smither
10:45 The Reading
'The Forrests' by Emily Perkins told by Fiona Samuel
11:05 Jazz in the capital
Nick Tipping previews the Wellington Jazz Festival and plays tracks from Diane Reeves, Black String and Bill Frisell
11:20 Sleep specialist, Professor Ron Grunstein
Kathryn Ryan talks to about sleep disorders and the consequences for health, wealth and happiness with Ron Grunstein. He is a Professor of Sleep Medicine, University of Sydney based at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He is a former President of the World Federation of Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Societies.
11:45 Legal Commentator Charles McGuinness
Employment law expert Charles McGuinness discusses a slew of cases dealing with minimum entitlements and enforcement by the Labour Inspectors
Music played in this show
Artist: Streets of Laredo
Song: Dear Leron
Composer: S Gibson/D Gibson
Album: Volumns I & II
Artist: Diane Reeves
Artist: Black String
Song: Mask Dance
Artist: Bill Frisell
Song: Come Together