Nine To Noon for Tuesday 31 May 2016
09:05 Plain packaging of tobacco returns to political agenda
The Government is set to unveil its plan for plain packaging later this morning. The law change has been on hold since since tobacco companies tried to sue the Australian government, which introduced plain packaging in 2012. Last year, one of two legal challenges failed. Dame Tariana Turia is the former Associate Health Minister who was the driver behind the New Zealand legislation.
09:20 Top brass warns NATO on course for war with Russia
General Sir Richard Shirreff is a high ranking retired British military General. He warns that nuclear war with Russia could happen within a year, if NATO doesn't beef up its defence presence in the Baltic states.
09:45 USA Correspondent Steve Almond
Donald Trump seals the Republican Nomination while Clinton sinks in the polls; Beyonce's "Lemonade": will major bands now start to release albums as both musical artifacts and cinematic ones? Plus pressure is mounting on the North Carolina Governor over a public bathrooms law.
10:05 UK Rock writer Mick Wall on Lemmy
Mick Wall talks about his frank biography of Motörhead frontman and friend, Lemmy, 'the only rock n' roller never to sell his soul for silver and gold'.
10:35 Book review - Katherine of Aragon by Alison Weir
reviewed by Lisa Finucane, published by Hachette
10:45 The Reading
Fitz by Jenifer Roberts, read by Owen Scott. Part 7 of 10.
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram
The economic forecasts in last week’s budget, and how they might affect government; and the state of the Australian economy and how it will impact ours.
11:30 Rawiri Paratene on weaving his stage magic in Te Reo
Rawiri Paratene returns from a globe to globe tour of Hamlet to play the lead in Purapurawhetu by Briar Grace-Smith. For the first time ever, the classic award-winning Māori play will be presented in full Te Reo for two seasons at Te Pou Theatre and at the Herald Theatre as part of the 2016 Matariki celebrations.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Gavin discusses the application to the Commerce Commission for a merger of NZME and Fairfax NZ has revealed, and Mark Jenning's plans for a new website.
Music played in this show
Artist: Sonny Day and the Sundowners
Song: Nitty Gritty
Album: Sonny Day: The Collection (Compilation)
Played at: 9.23
Artist: Anna Coddington
Song: The Runner
Album: Kiwi Hit Disc 1
Played at: 9:45
Composer: Fast" Eddie Clarke / Lemmy / Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor
Played at: 10:05
Artist: Sam Gopal/Lemmy
Song: Midsummer Night's Dream
Album: Cries From The Midnight Circus:Ladbrooke Grove 1967-1978
Played at: 10:30
Song: Till the End
Album: XXXX: Bad Magic
Played at: 10:39
Artist: Thomas Oliver
Song: If I Move to Mars
Album: Water for Gold
Label: Aston Road
Played at: 11:20