Nine To Noon for Wednesday 6 June 2012
09:05 Are gaming trusts using money meant for the community on opposing a bill which seeks to reform the gaming industry
Graeme Ramsey is the chief executive of the Problem Gambling Foundation – he's laid a complaint with the Department of Internal Affairs, questioning the actions of pokie trusts who he says are spending money advocating against the bill which should be going towards community purposes; and Martin Cheer, CEO of Pub Charity Inc, New Zealand's oldest gaming trust, which is responsible for distributing $28 million a year in donations from pokie machines.
09:30 Endangered languages
Professor Rehg is an expert on endangered languages from the University of Hawaii. He says of the approximately 5000 languages spoken today half of them are expected to be extinct by 2050. He also gives us his take on the situation facing te reo Maori.
Public Lecture: 6pm, Thursday 7 June 2012
Theatre 220, Arts 1
Entrance between 14 and 16 Symonds Street; the corner of Symonds and Grafton or from the Business School car park across the forecourt to the Drama Studio.
09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton
10:05 Sir Graeme Douglas - founder of Douglas Pharmaceuticals
Graeme Douglas is the managing director of Douglas Pharmaceuticals, which is one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical development and manufacturing companies in Australasia. The West Auckland business specialises in developing difficult varieties of off-patent generic drugs.
10:25 Book Review with Sonja de Freiz
The Good Doctor: What Patients Want by Ron Paterson
Published by Auckland University Press
10:45 Reading: Packing It In by Norman MacLean told by Peter Hayden (Part 2 of 4)
Monty's wife isn't keen to leave her home comforts for a foreign holiday - so he goes alone.
11:05 Marty Duda's Artist of the Week - Lady Gaga
11:30 Law commentator Ursula Cheer
11:45 Science commentator David Haywood