Nine To Noon for Wednesday 13 June 2018
09:05 From nuclear stand-off to historic summit
The Trump-Kim Summit and the page-and-a-half-long agreement it produced. Does the much-vaunted summit in Singapore amount to anything significant? Eric Altbach served on the National Security Council under President George W Bush and has negotiated with the North Koreans. He was also a trade negotiator in the Obama administration.
09:20 Public sector reshuffle. No interviews. Appointments men.
The Equal Opportunities Commissioner Jackie Blue on a major reshuffle of the public sector by the State Services Commission which saw a number of senior Chief Executives moved between agencies. She says she's shocked and disappointed that none of the jobs was advertised and all appointments were men.
09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton
More allegations of war crimes committed in Afghanistan, a Sydney girl dies after she made a cocktail from a recipe she found on the internet, and Barnaby & baby part 4596.
10:05 Flight of Fancy: The Lost Pilots
Ninety years ago an Australian aviatrix became the first woman to fly from London to Darwin, in a two-seater light plane. It took 5 months to get there. But Jessie Keith-Miller's journey, momentous as it was, was over-shadowed by a crime of passion and a scandalous court case. American scholar Corey Mead tells Kathryn Ryan about this almost unbelievably dramatic true story, which he has written about in a new book The Lost Pilots.
10:35 NZ Books review - Journals: Headland and Minarets
Louise O'Brien from NZ Books reviews two journals: Headland, a digital journal of short stories, and poetry journal Minarets, which is published by Compound Press.
10:45 The Reading
The Stove Rakeby Denise Keay read by Tandi Wright (Part 3 of 10)
11:05 Pop maestro David Byrne and his American Utopia
Kirsten Johnston looks at the brilliant career of the Talking Heads frontman David Byrne, who'll perform in New Zealand later this year.
11:20 The Bus Driving Violist
Peter van Drimmelen has had an orchestral career that's spanned 35 years, including with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Over those years he 's played the Beethoven Symphonies 750 times and recorded music for the final 'Hobbit' film. Meanwhile ... driving to make ends meet during the lean times. Now retired, he's just written his musical memoirs complete with viola jokes and stories from on the buses
11:45 Removing tonsils & the ancient art of trepanning
Science commentator Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles reports on the link between removing tonsils and adenoids in childhood and the long-term risk of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases; the case of a young man who had a stroke that they think was linked to his use of synthetic cannabis, and a prototype harvester to extract water from the air is scaled up and taken to Arizona.
Associate Professor Dr Siouxsie Wiles is the head of Bioluminescent Superbugs Lab at the University of Auckland.