Nine To Noon for Tuesday 19 July 2011
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.
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.