Nine To Noon for Tuesday 7 June 2011
09:05 Pharmac funding decisions
Allyson Lock, who suffers from Pompe disease and whose application for drug funding has been rejected by Pharmac; John Foreman, executive director, NZ Organisation for Rare Disorders; and Dr Peter Moodie, Pharmac medical director.
09:20 Bob Brown - leader of the Australian Green Party
Bob Brown addressed the New Zealand Green Party's annual conference over the weekend The Greens say they're unlikely to do a deal with National after the November elections but unlike in previous campaigns, they're not prepared to rule it out.
09:45 Europe corresopndent Seamus Kearney
The scandal that's engulfed former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
10:05 Dr Gerry McSweeney
Dr Gerry McSweeney, biologist and conservationist who with his wife Anne Saunders, owns two lodges on the West Coast (Lake Moeraki and Arthur's Pass) at which guests do more than just look at scenery - they learn about it and experience it. He is an advocate of diversification, combining farming, tourism and ecology/conservation in his endeavours. Dr McSweeney is a former director of the Forest and Bird Society, and spearheaded the creation of the South West New Zealand Te Wahi Pounamu World Heritage Site. He discusses his views on the Coast's future, relating to mining, and tourism.
10:30 Book Review with Harry Ricketts
The Hill of Wool by Jenny Bornholdt
Published by Victoria University Press
10:45 Reading: Skeleton in the Closet by Susy Pointon (Part 1 of 3)
Read by Tina Cook
A cross cultural comedy of errors ensues when a fresh young teacher discovers a real human skeleton in a school resource room.
Audio will be available here after broadcast.
11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Sue Bradford
The significance of the Green Party's decision to leave the door open to a confidence and supply agreement with National; the debate around social policy; and the whereabouts of Chris Carter.
11:30 Guest chef Sophie Gray, founder of destitute gourmet, and wine commentator John Hawkesby
11:45 Off The Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne
Kennedy reflects on his time in Qatar - Kennedy Warne gallery.
Shisha and backgammon in Muscat cafe.