Nine To Noon for Tuesday 24 June 2014
09:05 Analysis of shock sentencing for Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt
Three Al Jazeera English journalists in Egypt have been handed seven-year jail terms after being convicted of "spreading false news". The Egyptian government accused Peter Greste (formerly Nine to Noon's Africa correspondent), Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed of supporting the ousted Muslim Brotherhood. Tamer el-Ghobashy, the Wall Street Journal's Middle East correspondent, has more from Cairo.
09:15 Al Jazeera journalist convicted in absentia speaks out about sentence
Three Al Jazeera English journalists in Egypt have been handed seven-year jail terms after being convicted of "spreading false news". The Egyptian government accused Peter Greste (formerly Nine to Noon's Africa correspondent), Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed of supporting the ousted Muslim Brotherhood. Others, including Dominic Kane, also of Al Jazeera, were convicted in absentia. Dominic explains from Doha what the sentence means for his career.
09:30 Music based breakthrough for dementia
A US programme is having remarkable results by connecting elderly dementia and alzheimers sufferers with the music of their past. Dan Cohen is the founder of Music and Memory which involves playing music to the patients on iPods. He is also the subject of the documentary Alive Inside which will screen at the New Zealand Film Festival next month.
09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt
10:05 Richard Marsh's recovery from Locked In Syndrome following a stroke
Richard Marsh is the author of Locked In. The retired Californian police officer was teaching forensic science at Napa High School in California when, five years ago, at age 60, he suffered a severe stroke which resulted in locked-in syndrome. His brain activity was still there, but he had no way of communicating. Usually 90 percent of sufferers die within four months but Richard Marsh is one of the few to beat the odds and survive. At one point during his recovery he heard a neurosurgeon say – "I think there's someone in here".
Locked In, published by Hachette NZ, RRP $39.99
10:30 Book Review: The Rise and Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman
Reviewed by Sonja de Freiz
Musicologist, historian and writer Davinia Caddy offers a guide to assist a listener to understand, interpret and appreciate classical music and an overview of the history and social mores of the genre. (Part 2 of 10)
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram
Discusses a legal setback for mining out at sea.
11:30 Lawyer for US army deserters talks about Bowe Bergdahl's case
James Branum is a lawyer who specializes in representing military deserters and conscientious objectors. He's also legal director for the Oklahoma Center for Conscience and Action and author of US Army AWOL Defense: A Practical Guide.He talks about the case of 28 year old US army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was kept in Taliban captivity for five years after walking away from his outpost in Afghanistan. He is now being investigated by the US military for desertion.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
The High Court ruling that a book written by a New Zealand Herald journalist about internet tycoon Kim Dotcom is not "news activity" and does not get special legal protections.