Nine To Noon for Tuesday 15 May 2012
09:05 Doctors in low income areas warn of severe impact of the increase in prescription chargers on their patients
Far North GP Lance O'Sullivan
09:15 What trade off is the Government making by increasing prescripton charges to put more funding into cancer treatment?
Professor Tony Blakely is an epidemiologist who's researched socio-economic inequalities in health. He's based at Otago University's School of Public Health in Wellington.
09:30 Independent Telecom analyst on whether Google can it be trusted with information
Scott Cleland is a research analyst, and independent telecom analyst. He's also the author of the book Search and Destroy: Why you can't trust Google Inc.
09:45 US correspondent Luiza Savage
President Barack Obama's announcement on gay marriage.
10:05 Science writer, paleopsychologist and publicist Howard Bloom
Before turning his hand to paleopsychology and writing, Howard Bloom started his own publicity firm working with entertainers such as Michael Jackson and Prince. He went on to found the International Paleopsychology Project – an interdisciplinary approach to understanding society involving scientists from microbiologists to paleontologists, physicists, and neuroscientists – and the Space Development Steering Committee, a group that includes astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Edgar Mitchell. His three published books are: The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition into the Forces of History, The Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind from the Big Bang to the 21st Century and The Genius of the Beast: A Radical Re-vision of Capitalism.
10:35 Book Review with Harry Ricketts
Silver by Andrew Motion
Published by Jonathan Cape
10:45 Reading: The Larnachs by Owen Marshall (Part 12 of 12)
As the nation mourns William Larnach's death, Conny and Dougie are left to deal with the aftermath.
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram
Hi-Tech awards, and Reserve Bank governor Alan Bollard on the housing market.
11:20 Missed care in the health system
Dr Beatrice Kalisch; and Jane Lawless, director of the Safe Staffing Healthy Workplaces Unit, set up in 2007 as a mechanism between District Health Boards and the Nurses Organisation to support the implementation of the recommendations of the joint Safe Staffing Healthy Workplaces Committee of Inquiry.
11:45 TV Review with Nick Grant
The GC, reality TV, and NZ on Air.