Nine To Noon for Friday 13 June 2014
09:05 Chaos escalates in Iraq
As Sunni Islamist militant group ISIS pushes closer to Baghdad, US President Barack Obama - while ruling out sending in ground troops - is looking at "all options", including air strikes, to help Iraq fight Islamist militants. Ruth Sherlock is a Daily Telegraph correspondent who's been on the front line in the crucial oil city of Kirkuk today, as it fell into the hands of autonomous Kurdish fighters who had fought off ISIS. And Dr. Michael Knights is a former head of intelligence for a security company, who has worked in all of Iraq's provinces, including periods spent embedded with the Iraqi security forces. He's now an analyst and Iraq expert at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and provides commentary on the wider ISIS threat to Iraq.
09:30 A campaign to improve access to palliative care in developing countries
Stephen Connor is Senior Fellow at the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance which promotes universal access to affordable quality palliative care through the support of regional and national hospice and palliative care organisations.
09:45 Asia correspondent Jamil Anderlini
10:05 Feature: Gary Myrick Courtroom Sketch Artist
Gary Myrick has been a courtroom sketch artist in Texas for 40 years – covering some of America's most sensational trials, including the Branch-Davidian arraignments and the Paula Jones vs Bill Clinton case. He is one of a dying breed, as more US courts use video cameras to record events. But Gary Myrick feels the human touch he puts on things is vital, "I’m trying to draw to communicate to those that aren’t there, what it was like to be there. And maybe some of that has been getting lost".
Gallery: Gary Myrick sketches
10:30 John McIntrye reviews new children's books
Night Vision by Ella West. Published by Allen and Unwin ISBN 978-1-74331-766-2
Two Wolves by Tristan Bancks. Published by Random House ISBN 978-0-85798-203-2
10:45 The Reading: Waiting for Einstein by Nigel Cox
A love triangle and mid-relationship disappointments precipitate a violent split between long-term friends Peter and Ralph. (Part 9 of 12).
11:05 New music with Grant Smithies
11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer
Brenda Telfer discusses the opening Football World Cup game between home side Brazil and Croatia; plus the Black Caps beating the West Indies and the emergence of two new stars, Mark Craig and Tom Latham.
11:45 The week that was with Radar and Irene Pink
Music played in this show
Artist: Breaks Co-op
Song: Moment in Time
Album: Sounds Familiar
Artist: Sergio Mendes
Song: Mais Que Nada
Composer: Jorge Ben
Album: Sergio Mendes
Artist: Vampire Weekend
Song: Everlasting Arms
Album: Modern Vampires in the City
Grant Smithies picks:
Artist: Grace Jones
Song: Use Me
Comp: Grace Jones
Artist: Curtis Harding
Song: Keep On Shining
Comp: Harding, Mitchell.
Album: Soul Power
Label: Burger Records
Comp: Holland/ Da Silva/ Carvalho
Label: Tru Thoughts
Song: Sol Clap
Comp: Will Holland
Label: Tru Thoughts