Nine To Noon for Tuesday 27 April 2010
09:05 Scrapping financial advisor commissions
Murrary Weatherston, financial advisor with Financial Focus; and Vance Arkinstall, Investment Savings Insurance Association chief executive; and David Mayhew, Securities Commission - commissioner for financial advisors.
09:20 "Pornification" of society
Psychologist Dr Linda Papadopolous discusses some of the radical recommendations she's made to the government on how to limit the pervasiveness of sexual imagery.
'Pornification' is the term coined by the author of a report commissioned by the British government into the impact of sexual imagery on children.
09:45 USA correspondent Luiza Savage
10:05 Computers and education
Tim Bell, author of a book called Computer Science Unplugged, which is full of things you can do (without computers!) with kids to teach computational thinking. It talks about things like binary, error correction, cryptography in a simple and fun way. Google liked it so much they paid him to give it away online. Tim is also very heavily involved in revamping computer science programmes in schools.
10:30 Book Review with Emma Hart
Bleed for Me by Michael Robotham
Published by Little, Brown
10:45 Reading: How to Make Your First Billion, by Matthew Solon
A fictionalised insight into Silicon Valley, the home of the global communications revolution (Part 7 of 10, BBC/Goldhawk)
11:05 Business and Economic commentator Rod Oram
How a Free trade Agreement with the US will affect Pharmac - as well as an idea to make New Zealand a back office hub for the international managed funds industry.
Paul Barrett, actor and musical director who has Tourette Syndrome. He's written a stage show called TIC TIC (directed by Jennifer Ward-Lealand) about his experience of a lifetime with Tourettes.
TIC TIC is part of the NZ International Comedy Festival and plays: at the Limelight Laugh Lounge (Aotea Centre, The Edge), 8.30pm. Tue 04 May - Sat 08 May 2010
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch looks at how well broadcasters are doing on their pronunciation of te Reo and asks if we could be doing better?