Nine To Noon for Wednesday 11 February 2015
09:05 NZ involvement in Iraq one step closer
Dr Jim Rolfe, the Director of the Centre for Strategic Studies at Victoria University discusses the implications of New Zealand soldiers becoming involved in the Islamic State conflict in Iraq.
09:20 Concern over schools' elite sports teams supplement use
Graeme Steel is the Chief Executive of Drug Free Sport NZ. He is increasingly concerned by the normalisation of the use of so called sporting supplement products by sporty teenagers. A joint survey with the University of Otago School of medicine has looked at the attitudes of the first 15 rugby teams from seven schools towards the consumption of supplements. In many cases their use is not questioned and is condoned by coaches and parents.
09:45 Australia correspondent Bernard Keane
Bernard Keane reports on the future of Tony Abbott.
10:05 An insider's account of an American hospital for the criminally insane
US psychiatrist Stephen Seager is an advocate for the reform of the mental health care system in the United States. He works at the Napa State hospital for the criminally insane, caring for society's worst of the worst, mass murderers and serial killers who have been sentenced to forensic psychiatric care, rather than prison. Stephen Seagar is the author of Behind the Gates of Gomorrah - which takes the reader inside the hospital and doesn't sanitise what goes on there.
Book: Behind the Gates of Gomorrah by Stephen Seagar, published by Allen and Unwin.
10:30 Book Review: Em and the Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto
Reviewed by Phil Vine
Em and the Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto
Penguin, RRP $30.00
10:45 The Reading: 'Swimming in the Dark' by Paddy Richardson
Serena, a 15-year-old Alexandra girl, is in deep trouble and needs help badly. A fast-paced story of three women and the meaning of courage. Told by Michele Amas. (3 of 12, RNZ)
11:05 Marty Duda features English electronica duo, Lamb
Lamb is an English electronica duo consisting of Andy Barlow and Lou Rhodes. Andy handles the musical side of things, composing their electronic soundscapes and producing their albums while Lou sings and writes the lyrics. Their sound has been compared to trip hop artists like Morcheeba, Sneaker Pimps and Portishead. By far their best-known track to date is "Górecki", from their eponymous debut album. The song is inspired by Henryk Górecki's Third Symphony, the Symphony of Sorrowful Songs. Lamb produced music from 1996 until 2004, when they took and extended hiatus to work on individual projects. Andy Barlow produced the most recent David Gray album, while Lou released three solo albums. The two reunited in 2011 with the release of their fifth studio album, 5. Their most recent album is 2014’s Backspace Unwind and they will perform at Auckland’s Tuning Fork this coming Monday, 16 February.
1. Gorecki (3:39) -Lamb taken from 1996 album, "Lamb" (Fontana)
2 The Night Has A Thousand Eyes (5:42)- Lamb taken from 2001 album, "What Sound" (Mercury)
3. Back To Beginning (3:32) - Lamb taken from 2011 album, "5" (Strata)
4. As Satellites Go By (4:17) - Lamb taken from 2014 album, "Backspace Unwind" (Strata/Butler)
11:30 Criminal law with Robert Lithgow
Robert Lithgow discusses self defence.
11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston
Gallery: Art with Courtney Johnston
Michael Parekowhai. Driving Mr. Albert, 2005 rabbit, polyurethane, two-pot automotive paint 650 × 250 × 250 cm Courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.
Artist: Damon Albarn
Song: Mr Tembo
Album: Everyday Robots
Artist: Dave Dobbyn
Song: Background Love
Artist: Bed Sidran
Song: Everything is Broken
Album: Dylan Different
Artist: Peggy Lee
Album: The Best of the Capitol Years
Artist: Tami Neilson
Song: Way (Back to your arms)
Composer: T Neilson/ J Neilson
Album: Red Dirt Angel