Nine To Noon for Friday 5 August 2011
09:05 Youth unemployment hits highest level since the Great Depression
Dr Gail Pacheco, AUT Senior Economics Lecturer; James Sleep, convenor of Stand Up - the youth branch of the CTU; and Rick Boven, director of the New Zealand Institute think-tank.
New figures official show despite employment growing overall, 15 to 19-year-olds continued to buck the trend, with nearly 28 percent of this age group now unemployed. The NZ Institute think-tank says New Zealand has the biggest proportion of unemployed teenagers among its jobless of any developed country.
09:25 The Inland Revenue is warning of a crack down on charities and fundraising bodies, because many are avoiding their GST liabilities
Eugen Trombitas, partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers New Zealand and GST expert.
09:45 Pacific correspondent Mike Field
10:05 Dr Richard Egan - Spirituality and death
Dr Richard Egan is based at the Dunedin School of Medicine and has done an extensive study for his PhD in NZ hospices - he says it is possible for people to happily die if they feel their spiritual needs have been catered to - but is it adequately provided?
10:35 Book Review with Louise O'Brien
The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield.
Published by Fourth Estate.
10:45 Reading: Five of the Family by David Hill
A story told by five different members of an extended family gathered together at a stone laying ceremony for their late Aunt Janet.
11:05 New Music with Sean McKenna
Artist: Thomas Dybdahl
Song: B a Part
11:30 Sports commentator Joseph Romanos
11:45 The Week That Was with Radar and Irene Pink