Nine To Noon for Wednesday 16 May 2012
09:05 The Minister of Education announces increased class sizes and moves towards performance pay for teachers
Paul Goulter, National secretary of the primary teachers' union, the New Zealand Educational Institute; and Angela Roberts, junior vice president of the secondary teachers' union, the Post Primary Teachers' Association.
09:30 Attempts to form a government in Greece collapse, jolting financial markets and tipping the eurozone deeper into crisis
Tim Bale a politicial analyst from the University of Sussex; and Dr Matthew Feldman,director of the Radicalism and New Media Group at the University of Northampton in the UK.
09:45 Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan
Brain damage form football injuries, and the Climate Commission report.
09:50 The Minister of Education announces increased class sizes and moves towards performance pay for teachers
Hekia Parata, Education Minister.
10:05 Alison Gopnik - developmental psychologist and philosopher
Professor Alison Gopnik has spent more than 30 years studying babies and young children to answer some of the great philosophical questions around learning, consciousness and morality. Her books include The Scientist in the Crib (co-authored with Andrew Meltzoff and Patricia Kuhl) and The Philosophical Baby and she has written more than 100 journal articles.
She is the 2012 Douglas Robb lecturer and is giving three public lectures at Auckland University.
10:35 Book review with John King
The Girl Who Fell From The Sky by Simon Mawer
Published by Little, Brown
10:45 Reading. "Grandma Let", a short story
Sheba Williams' gentle portrait of, and tribute to, her much loved grandmother - Grandma Let.
11:05 Music with Marty Duda
Artist of the Week - Garbage
Garbage formed in the early 1990s in the Midwest US when Butch Vig, hot after producing Nirvana's Nevermind, decided to form his own band. With Butch on drums, the three members searched for an appropriate lead singer. They found her in Shirley Manson, a Scottish vocalist currently fronting a band called Angelfish. The band continued split in 2005, now, seven years later, they are back with a new album, Not Your Kind Of People, and a tour, that will eventually bring them to New Zealand.
Marty recently spoke to Shirley - that conversation can be heard on Marty's website.
1. Queer (4:36) - Garbage taken from 1995 album, "Garbage" (Almo Sounds)
2. Push It (4:02) - Garbage taken from 1998 album, "Version 2.0" (Almo Sounds)
3. Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!) (3:12) - Garbage taken from 2001 album, "Beautiful Garbage" (Interscope)
4. Man On A Wire (3:09) - Garbage taken from 2012 album, "Not Your Kind Of People" (Liberation)
11:30 Legal commentator Andrew Scott Howman
11:45 Arts commentator Warren Feeney, director of the Academy of Fine Arts and art historian
Exhibitions in Christchurch and Wellington.
Outer Spaces 212 Madras St, Georgie Hill and Zina Swanson, Breathing Space
Jonathan Smart Gallery, 115 England St, New works by Saskia Leek
Chambers241, 241 Moorhouse Ave, Philip Aitken, A Preoccupation of Other Things
COCA Gallery, 66 Gloucester St, Screen Saver, Sam Eng's 'We Won't Need Legs To Stand'
The National, 212 Madras St, jewellery by Manon van Kouswijk
The Physics Room, 55 Sandyford St, Measure the city with the body