Nine To Noon for Wednesday 2 May 2012
09:05 The Government flags cuts to student allowances and loans to be repaid faster
Pete Hodkinson, president of the New Zealand Union of Student Associations; and Jean-Pierre de Raad, chief executive of economic research house New Zealand Institute of Economic Research.
09:20 Dial M for Murdoch
Martin Hickman is the co-author of Dial M for Murdoch - the book exposes the alleged connections between Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper group and senior politicians and police officers. He is a journalist with The Independent newspaper , and co-wrote the book with MP Tom Watson.
The book's release coincides with the media mogul's appearance at the Leveson inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the Birtish press, following the News International phone hacking scandal.
09:45 Australia correspondent Roy Moynihan
10:05 Writer A.D. Miller
A.D. Miller is the author of Snowdrops, a novel about a British lawyer living in Moscow. Andrew Miller was the Economist Magazine's Russia correspondent for three years, which inspired this first novel. It was shortlisted for last year's Man Booker prize - and A.D Miller will appear at the Auckland Writers Festival next week.
10:25 Book Review with Anne Else
The Unexpected Guest by Anne Korkeakivi
Published by HarperCollins
10:45 Reading: The Larnachs by Owen Marshall (Part 3 of 12)
Conny realises that when she and William move to Wellington she will miss Dougie more than anything else
11:05 The row over John Banks' mayoral campaign donations
Act president Chris Simmons says the party stands behind John Banks as the police investigate whether two $25,000 donations from Kim Dotcom, and a $15,000 donation from SkyCity, were in fact anonymous, as officially declared by the ACT leader.
11:15 Marty Duda's Artist of the Week - Electric Light Orchestra
The Electric Light Orchestra lit up the top 40 during the 1970s with their unique mix of rock & roll and classical influences. They went on to release hit after to hit like 'Strange Magic', 'Mr. Blue Sky', 'Livin' Thing' and 'Telephone Line' well into the '80s. Leader Jeff Lynne went on to produce albums by George Harrison and Tom Petty and become one of the Traveling Wilburys. ELO has just released a 40th Anniversary Edition of their debut album.
1. 10538 Overture (5:30) - Electric Light Orchestra taken from 1971 album, "Electric Light Orchestra" (Harvest)
2. Roll Over Beethoven (4:36) - Electric Light Orchestra taken from 1973 album, "Electric Light Orchestra II" (UA)
3. Can't Get It Out Of My Head (4:22) - Electric Light Orchestra taken from 1974 album, "Eldorado" (UA)
4. Livin' Thing(3:31) - Electric Light Orchestra taken from 1976 album, "A New World Record" (UA)
11:30 Legal commentator Ursula Cheer
The Broadcasting Standards Authority decision on the Alasdair Thompson complaint against TV3.
11:45 Arts commentator Jim Barr
Auckland Art Gallery’s Walters Prize; Martin Creed at Michael Lett; and Hans Coper and Lucie Rie at the Dowse.