Nine To Noon for Tuesday 7 May 2013
09:05 Food in schools
The Children's Commissioner and paediatrician Dr Russell Wills is calling for an enhanced food in schools programme but is not endorsing the bill that's currently before parliament, in its existing form. A private member's bill by Mana Party leader Hone Harawira seeks to introduce fully state-funded breakfast and lunch programmes into all decile one and two schools.
09:25 What does the public make of the prospect of an Auckland-style supercity for Wellington?
Wellington City mayor Celia Wade-Brown and Porirua mayor Nick Leggett give their views on the options for local government reform: a single council for the whole region or a two-tier one with local boards, or sticking with the status quo. Would having an Auckland-style supercity help Wellington, which Prime Minister John Key reportedly said was "dying" last week?
09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt
10:05 Robert Burley - the death of analogue film
Toronto-based photographer Robert Burley, whose book The Disappearance of Darkness: Photography at the End of the Analogue Era chronicles the rapid speed at which film and the huge factories that produced it have almost vanished.
10:35 Book Review with David Hill
The Writing Class by Stephanie Johnson
Published by Vintage, RRP$37.99
10:45 Reading: The Conductor by Sarah Quigley
Read by Peter Bland
The story of the writing and historic performance of Shostakovich's 7th Symphony during the siege of Leningrad.
(Part 7 of 15)
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram
The Business NZ open letter to Labour and Greens on their electricity policy and the prospect of investors in Allan Hubbard's private investment vehicle getting all their money back.
11:20 Comedy festival - Dave Bloustien
Dave Bloustien, Australian comedian who has based his latest show on his experience of having to go to court to prove he is funny.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
The dangerous practice of naming suspects before they are arrested and the sale of Fairfax's photo archive to an American entrepreneur.
Music played in this show
Paul Simon: 'Kodachrome'
recorded in 1975; from the album Greatest Hits Etc
The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra: "Israelites"
2008: A little Bit Wonderful