Nine To Noon for Thursday 19 April 2012
09:05 US troops pose with maimed Afghan insurgent bodies
Dr Christopher Swift, a fellow at the University of Virginia's Centre for National Security Law, and author of The Fighting Vanguard: Local Insurgencies in the Global Jihad discusses the implications of the shocking photographs that apparently show US soldiers posing with the corpses and body parts of Afghan insurgents.
09:25 Increase in sexual behaviours in very young children
Katherine McPhillips, clinical manager of Auckland Sexual Abuse Help; and Cathrine Holland, chief executive of Parentline in Hamilton.
09:45 UK correspondent Matthew Parris
The huge row over the Budget's limitation of tax relief for charity-giving; hand-wringing over the Coalition losing the plot; and Abu Qatada is arrested - but when will he go?
10:05 Sasha Cooke - American mezzo-soprano
The fast-rising American mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke has been acclaimed for opera roles, as soloist with orchestra as well as in song recitals. She's a graduate of the prestigious Juilliard school of music, and has performed around the world, including the Metroplitan Opera, Carnegie Hall and the English National Opera.
Earlier this year she won a Grammy for Best Opera Recording with John Adams' Doctor Atomic, in the role of Kitty Oppenheimer.
She's in New Zealand performing with NZSO, touring the country with its Firebird and La Mer shows.
10:35 Book review with Don Rood
Fighting Spirit: 75 Years of the RNZAF by Margaret McClure
Published by Random House
10:45 Reading: Burton's Grand Tootling Tour written and read by Dinah Priestley
A whimsical travelogue in which the narrator and her companion Burton enjoy a 'tootling' tour through the back roads of England, Spain and India. (Part 4 of 5)
Audio will be available here after broadcast.
11:05 New technology with Steve McCabe
Steve discusses the new law affecting cookie use in Britain, Google data-sniffing and the little boy lost who found his mother using Google Earth.
11:20 Feature Guest - Nigel Latta
Clinical psychologist and parenting expert Nigel Latta discusses kids and privacy.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
The contraction of the Weekend Herald; radio ratings and the Henry effect; the new-look Wanganui Chronicle; and the Titanic anniversary coverage.