Nine To Noon

Friday 31 July 2015, with Kathryn Ryan

09:05 News and current affairs

09:45 Pacific correspondent Mike Field

Pacific correspondent Mike Field reports issues in the Pacific.

10:05 Phillip Melchior's new book on some of the country's most daring mountain rescues

Every year thousands of people head into New Zealand mountain ranges, pitting themselves against the elements and the environment. Sometimes they are under prepared and ill equipped and don't make it out alive. And sometimes they are just unlucky. All of those scenarios are explored in a new book about some of the most daring rescues in New Zealand mountaineering history. Its author, Phillip Melchior, is the former chairman of volunteer Land Search and Rescue - or LandSAR.

10:30 Book Review: Children's Books

John McIntyre from The Children's Bookshop in Wellington reviews:

Bye-Bye Grumpy Fly by Ruth Paul, published by Scholastic ISBN 9678-1-77543-318-7

Yak and Gnu by Juliette MacIver illustrated by Cat Chapman, published by Walker Books ISBN 978-1-922077-68-4

Finding Monkey Moon by Elizabeth Pulford illustrated by Kate Wilkinson, published by Walker Books ISBN 978-1-921720-73-4

10:45 The Reading: Five Sons & 100 Muri of Rice by Sharyn Steel and Zoe Dryden

Read by Susan Wilson and Uma Giri (Episode 10 of 12)

11:05 Music review with Grant Smithies

From southern soul to fetid punk-funk, Grant Smithies checks out new releases from Leon Bridges and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer

11:45 The week that was with James Elliot and Michele A'Court

Music details

11:05 Music review:

Artist: Leon Bridges
Song: Lisa Sawyer
Comp: Bridges
Album: Coming Home
Label: Columbia

Artist: Leon Bridges
Song: Coming Home (title track)
Comp: Bridges
Album: Coming Home
Label: Columbia
 
Artist: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Song: Betty Vs The NYPD
Comp: Spencer/ Bauer/ Simmons
Album: Freedom Tower No Wave Dance Party 2015
Label: Bronze Rat/ Southbound
 
Artist: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Song: Born Bad
Comp: Spencer/ Bauer/ Simmons
Album: Freedom Tower No Wave Dance Party 2015
Label: Bronze Rat/ Southbound

Playlist

Music details

Grant Smithies music selection

Artist: Leon Bridges
Song: Lisa Sawyer
Comp: Bridges
Album: Coming Home
Label: Columbia
Broadcast Time: 4'07"

Artist: Leon Bridges
Song: Coming Home (title track)
Comp: Bridges
Album: Coming Home
Label: Columbia
Broadcast Time: 3'34"

Artist: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Song: Betty Vs The NYPD
Comp: Spencer/ Bauer/ Simmons
Album: Freedom Tower No Wave Dance Party 2015
Label: Bronze Rat/ Southbound
Broadcast Time: 1'50"

Artist: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Song: Born Bad
Comp: Spencer/ Bauer/ Simmons
Album: Freedom Tower No Wave Dance Party 2015
Label: Bronze Rat/ Southbound
Broadcast Time: 2'42"