Nine to Noon today

9:05 Dismal verdict for sheep industry

Keith Milne, Chair of the Meat Industry Action Group; Rob Davison, Executive Director of the Economics Service for Meat and Wool New Zealand; and Jeremy Rookes, sheep farmer from Waipara, Canterbury

9:20 US democrat primaries

George McGovern, the unsuccesful Democratic candidate of 1972, running against Richard Nixon, explains why it is time for Hillary Clinton to step aside

9:30 Prison Reform - time to consider a change in thinking

Baroness Vivien Stern is here to speak to the NZ Prison Fellowship 25th Anniversary conference (16-18 May) and to also gave a public seminar at AUT (on May 12).

Baroness Stern is Senior Research Fellow at the International Centre for Prison Studies (ICPS) at King's College, London. She is also Honorary President of Penal Reform International (PRI), a non-governmental organisation promoting penal reform throughout the world which she founded with others in 1989. She was Director of the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders for 19 years (equivalent of PARs in NZ).

10:05 Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan

10:15 Wealthy British community linking to one third world community

John Pontin, author of The Converging World, hit on a scheme where one wealthy British community links to one third world community that might produce results good for each community, and the planet.

As John sets out to make his English village a zero waste community, it is, on the face of it, just another carbon offsetting scheme. But the gains, John Pontin says, of linking his Somerset village Chew Magna, near Bristol, to Tamil Nadu, a poor rural community in Southern India, are significant both for the environment and for social justice.

10:35 Book Review: Rogue Economics by Loretta Napoleoni

Reviewed by Anne Buchanan
Published by Allen & Unwin, ISBN 978 174 175 4780

10:45 Book Reading: The Man With No Arms & Other Stories

Greg Thomas reads his story from the Glen Busch collection

11:05 Artist of the week with Marty Duda - Elton John

Tracks featured:

Country Comfort
from the 1970 album Tumbleweed Connection

from the 1991 album Madman Across The Water

Sweet Painted Lady
from the 1973 album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Weight Of The World
from the 2004 album Peachtree Road

11:30 Legal commentator Richard Raymond

11:45 Television review with Simon Wilson