Nine To Noon for Tuesday 17 February 2015
09:05 Egypt bombs IS in neighbouring Libya after beheading of Egyptian Christians
Egypt has bombed Islamic State targets in Libya after the militants released video of the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians who had gone there for work. Jared Malsin is a journalist based in Cairo, who contributes regularly to Time Magazine.
09:20 A crackdown on nicotine products for e-cigarettes is forcing those wanting to quit smoking to their get products from overseas
People using electronic devices – or e-cigarettes – to get them off smoking are being forced to get around the rules by importing their own products from overseas and a public health expert Chris Bullen says the Ministry of Health is sitting on its hands and needs to regulate the products. Nell Rice is a buyer for Cosmic Corner which had been supplying the nicotine products and has kicked a 20 year smoking habit with the help of e-cigarettes.
09:45 US correspondent Luiza Savage
10:05 Red notice - Bill Browder
Bill Browder is a hedge fund manager who invested heavily in post-Soviet Russia, after the fall of the Belin Wall, and is now one of Vladimir Putin’s most wanted.
Initially he was a fan of President Putin, but after uncovering alleged corruption involving senior members of the Russian police, judges, officials, lawyers and the Russian mafia, he was deported and deemed a national threat.
His lawyer in Moscow, Sergei Magnitsky, continued to probe the corruption and was arrested on suspicion of tax avoidance and jailed, dying in custody after nearly a year. An investigation found that he had been severely beaten just before his death.
Sergei Magnitsky's death changed Bill Browder from entrepreneur to global human rights crusader. He's won a landmark set of sanctions from the U.S. Congress, including visa bans and asset freezes against those linked with his lawyer's death, and is pushing for European governments to do the same.
Bill Browder's written a book about Sergei Magnitsky's death - it's called Red Notice.
10:30 Book Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Reviewed by Lisa Finucane
10:45 The Reading: Swimming In The Dark by Paddy Richardson
A young teacher's quiet life in Central Otago is thrown into chaos that recalls the dangers of East Germany life under the feared Stasi. Told by Michele Amas (Part 7 of 12).
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram
The ongoing twists and turns in the SkyCity convention centre saga and the Green Party's call for the New Zealand Super Fund to divest interests in fossil fuels.
11:30 How to stop snoring
Expert on stopping snoring, Tess Graham says snoring is incredibly destructive on relationships, and is caused in most cases by people breathing incorrectly, such as, through their mouths, breathing too fast, too often and into their chests not diaphragms. Tess Graham is a Breathing Educator and Physiotherapist. She wrote the book: Relief from Snoring and Sleep Apnea.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Gavin Ellis questions whether the Sunday programme crossed the line with its segment on the Jesse Ryder assault case, and looks at the Herald's paywall plans.
Music played in this show
Artist: Sharon Jones
Song: Long Time, Wrong Time
Album: Give the People What They Want
Artist: Bic Runga
Song: This Girl's prepared for War
Artist: Dusty Springfield
Composer: Middle Brookes Jnr / Buie / Cobb / Sha