Nine To Noon for Thursday 5 July 2012
09:05 Scientists discover a subatomic particle that appears to be the Higgs boson
James Gillies, spokesperson for the Geneva-based European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), which has found a new subatomic particle, a basic building block of the universe, which appears to be the boson imagined and named half a century ago by theoretical physicist Peter Higgs; and Lawrence Krauss, Foundation Professor of the 'Origins Project' at Arizona State University, and the author of The Universe from Nothing.
09:30 The NZ Stock Exchange's new diversity rule
Tim Bennett, the CEO of the NZX, which is introducing a new diversity rule that means listed companies will have to disclose how many women they have on their boards and senior management. Firms with a formal diversity policy will be required to evaluate their performance against the policy, but companies won't be required to implement a formal diversity policy if they don't want to.
09:45 UK correspondent Dame Ann Leslie
The interest rate-rigging scandal at Barclays that threatens to drag in a dozen more major lenders, and has claimed the CEO's scalp.
10:05 Feature guest - jeweller Ian Douglas
Thirty years ago Wellington jeweller Ian Douglas founded The Village Goldsmith, an award-winning jewellery designer and manufacturer. Now its work is going offshore, with a deal to design bridal jewellery for the Chinese market and opportunities in the UK and US.
10:35 Book review with David Hill
The Quake Year by Fiona Farrell
Canterbury University Press/Nationwide Books
10:45 Reading: Smoking in Antarctica by Steve Braunias (Part 9 of 10)
In today's selected columns Steve gets to grips with email fraud and attends a murder trial.
11:05 New technology with Sarah Putt
The latest Megaupload legal developments, the push for more women in IT and a new Telecommunications Commissioner.
11:20 Archaeology and heritage with Brigid Gallagher
Archaeology with a school holidays theme, and why there's a push to preserve plastics.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Coverage of the Ewen MacDonald murder trial and planned changes to the Sunday Star Times newspaper.
Music played in this show
BETH HART AND JOE BONAMASSA
JEB LOY NICHOLS
The Jeb Loy Special