Nine To Noon for Friday 27 February 2015
09:05 Bailed Al Jazeera journalist Mohammed Fahmy speaks
Mohammed Fahmy is one of the three Al Jazeera journalists who were jailed for more than a year in Egypt, accused of supporting the banned Muslim Brotherhood and "spreading false news". All three men, respected and veteran journalists, say the charges were completely fabricated. Mohammed was initially sentenced to seven years in prison and is now out on bail, but can't leave Cairo and faces a fresh trial in the same system that convicted him. He's frustrated with the Canadian government - he's a Canadian citizen - for not making the same effort to have him deported as Australia made for his colleague Peter Greste. And he also says his employer, Al Jazeera, failed to protect him.
09:20 Christchurch's financial future
Mayor Lianne Dalziel discusses Christchurch City Council's proposed rate increases and asset sales.
09:35 "Jihadi John" named
"Jihadi John" the masked Islamic State militant who's appeared in several execution videos of western hostages has been named.
The muslim advocacy organisation CAGE has released emails from Emwazi and claims he was radicalised after being harassed by the British Spy Agency MI5.
Raffaello Pantucci is Director of International Security Studies at the Royal United Services Institute in London. His work focuses on counter-terrorism and radicalization issues.
10:05 Asia correspondent, Jamil Anderlini
News from the Asian region with our correspondent Financial Times Beijing Bureau chief, Jamil Anderlini.
10:15 The weird, wonderful, and scientifically important world of ants
Kirsti Abbott is fascinated by ants - she loves talking about them, she doesn't mind having thousands of them swarm all over her at once, and she even enjoys eating them. Dr. Abbott is ant ecologist and science educator based at the University of New England in Australia. After spending many years looking at tiny insects on tropical islands, and a number of years teaching science at Monash University, she now works to help school students capitalise on their curiousity to learn more about the world around them. One of the ways she goes about it is the citizen science project, School of Ants - the Australian arm of an already-existing American project. She's currently touring School of Ants around Australia - getting kids out in their backyards or the school playground to help collect data and learn more about her favourite insects.
10:30 Book review: Children's Books
John McIntyre from The Children's Bookshop in Wellington reviews books with an Anzac theme.
Gallipoli - The Australian view
ANZAC Ted by Belinda Landsberry, Exisle Publishing, ISBN 978-1-921966-56-9
And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda by Eric Bogle, illustrated by Bruce Whatley, Allen and Unwin, ISBN 978-174331-705-1
The Beach They Called Gallipoli by Jackie French, illustrated by Bruce Whatley, Angus and Robertson, ISBN 978-0-7322-9226-3
10:45 The Reading: 'Kirkcaldies, 3 O'Clock' by Vincent O'Sullivan
A two-part story from the short story collection 'The Families'. Read by Donna Akersten (Part 2 of 2, RNZ)
11:05 Music with Grant Smithies
A round-up of tracks by four artists due to play at the upcoming WOMAD festival (March 13-15 at Brooklands Park in New Plymouth), an event which features over 300 performers from 20 countries across seven stages.
11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer
11:45 The week that was
Comedians Te Radar and Michele A'Court poke fun at the week that was.
Music played in this show
Artist: Neko Case
Song: Calling Card
Album: The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight…
Label: ANTI 887171
Artist: The Pogues
Song: The Band Played Waltzing Matilda
Album: The Very Best Of
Label: WEA 387459
Song: Cruel Charlie
Comp: Estere Dalton
Album: Self released/ soundcloud
Label: self released
Artist: Public Service Broadcasting
Comp: J. Willgoose/Wrigglesworth
Label: Cargo/ Southbound
Artist: Sinead O'Connor
Song: Black Boys On Mopeds
Album: I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
Song: Maybe Tomorrow
Label: WEA 387459