Nine To Noon for Tuesday 6 May 2014
09:05 Experts: legal high laws useless without animal testing
Ian Shaw is a Professor of Toxicology at the University of Canterbury with 30 years experience in the field. Professor Shaw say there is no way of testing legal highs without using animals.
09:30 The Australian Government warns next weeks budget will be tough
Dr Nick Economou is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Political and Social Inquiry at Monash University - a regular commentator on Australian politics, and author of a number of books.
09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt
10:05 Feature: Authors of the Vagenda book and blog, Holly Baxter and Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
Holly Baxter and Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett are the authors of the popular Vagenda blog, which acts as a watchdog on how the media talks about women, all wrapped up in funny and hard-hitting cultural critique. They started the blog in February 2012, as students in London who enjoyed reading extracts from women's magazines sarcastically to each other. The Vagenda garnered 7 million views in its first year, helped by praise from high-profile feminist fans like Caitlin Moran and Hadley Freeman. It's now spawned a book, titled The Vagenda: How Women's Magazines Can Ruin Your Life, which is published in New Zealand by Random House
10:25 Book review: The Girl Who Saved The King of Sweden
The Girl Who Saved The King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson, reviewed by Ralph McAllister. Published by Fourth Estate.
10:45 The Reading: The Elusive Language of Ducks, by Judith White
A quirky and heart-warming story of human relationships – and a duck. (Part 7 of 10).
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram
Discussing the Board of Inquiry decision on the Ruataniwha dam in the Hawke's Bay.
11:20 Glaciologist Dr Trevor Chinn on why Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers are retreating
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis