Nine To Noon

Tuesday 19 July 2011, with Kathryn Ryan

Show notes

09:05 A senior Afghan politican calls for NZ's SAS troops to be more involved in security

The Deputy Speaker of the Afghan Parliament, Khalid Pashtoon, wants international troops like New Zealand's SAS to be more involved in the country's security operations, rather than just playing a mentoring role. The politicking over the role of foreign troops in Afghanistan comes as US General David Petraeus begins handing over command of foreign troops in Afghanistan.

Thomas Johnson, Afghanistan specialist and the director of the Program for Culture & Conflict Studies at the US Naval Postgraduate School; and Najibullah Lafraie, former Afghan Foreign Minister, who is now a political studies lecturer at Otago University.

09:25 The economic history of NZ

Economist Brian Easton is writing New Zealand's full economic history - spanning from 650 million years ago until the present day. His book is tentatively titled Not In Narrow Seas. One of the key themes he is focusing on is the long periods of economic stagnation that New Zealand has suffered - including one at present.

09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt

How the News Corporation phone hacking scandal is being viewed in the US.

10:05 Jennifer Barrie - shipwreck survivor

Australian Jennifer Barrie's family was shipwrecked on the tiny island of Mogmog in Micronesia where they remained stranded for several months. They had been on the yachting trip of a lifetime before becoming marooned following a massive storm on one of the world's most remote islands. Her book Marooned on Mogmog tells of the family's experience and the ensuing love/hate relationship with the locals while they rebuilt their catamaran.

10:35 Book Review with Paul Diamond

The Silence Beyond: Selected Writings by Michael King
Edited by Rachael King
Published by Penguin

10:45 Reading: Spider by William Taylor (Part 2 of 10)

The story of a gangly teenager who gives up rugby to play the piano.

Listen again to this reading.

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

Rod Oram analyses the latest NZ growth and inflation figures, plus Fonterra names Dutchman Theo Spierings as its new CEO.

11:25 Tyler Measom - fundamentalist sect documentary maker

Tyler Meason is the producer, director and cinematographer of the documentary Sons of Perdition, which followed three teenagers from the polygamist sect the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of  Latter-Day Saints over three years as they leave their isolated compound and join an underground network of exiled FLDS teens. Tyler Measom was himself raised in the Mormon church.

The film is screening at the New Zealand International Film Festival.

11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch

The ongoing crisis facing Rupert Murdoch, a final obituary for public-service TV with the passing of the bill abolishing the charter and the way Labour's capital gains tax policy was released and covered.

Audio

Audio from Tuesday 19 July 2011

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  • Afghan politician asks for SAS to be more involved in security ( 18′ 5″ )

    09:09 The Deputy Speaker of the Afghan Parliament, Khalid Pashtoon, wants international troops like New Zealand's SAS to be more involved in the country's security operations, rather than just playing a mentoring role. The politicking over the role of foreign troops in Afghanistan comes as US General David Petraeus begins handing over command of foreign troops in Afghanistan.

  • The Economic History of New Zealand ( 18′ 41″ )

    09:27 Brian Easton is an economist who is writing New Zealand's full economic history, spanning from 650 million years ago until the present day. His book is tentatively titled Not In Narrow Seas. One of the key themes is the long periods of economic stagnation that New Zealand has suffered - including the one at present.

  • USA Correspondent - Jack Hitt ( 10′ 47″ )

    09:50 How the News Corporation phone hacking scandal is being viewed in the US.

  • Feature Guest - Jennifer Barrie ( 24′ 39″ )

    10:10 Australian Jennifer Barrie and her family were on the yachting trip of a lifetime, before becoming marooned on remote Micronesian island Mogmog following a massive storm. Her new book, Marooned on Mogmog, tells of the love-hate relationship they had with the locals while they rebuilt their catamaran over the span of several months.

  • Book Review - The Silence Beyond ( 8′ 54″ )

    10:38 The Silence Beyond: Selected Writings by Michael King, edited by Rachael King, published by Penguin. Reviewed by Paul Diamond.

  • Business with Rod Oram ( 18′ 59″ )

    11:07 The latest NZ growth and inflation figures, plus Fonterra names Dutchman Theo Spierings as it's new CEO.

  • Sons of Perdition ( 17′ 40″ )

    11:26 What happens to teenagers who are escape the fundamentalist sect they have grown up in? We speak to Sons of Perdition documentary maker Tyler Measom, himself raised in the Mormon church, who followed the lives of three such teens after they were forced into exile from a strict fundamentalist sect.

  • Media with Denis Welch ( 12′ 16″ )

    11:48 Implications for Rupert Murdoch of the whole News Corp phone hacking drama.