Nine To Noon for Tuesday 28 June 2016
09:05 Rail link to Auckland airport dumped
Transport planners in Auckland have decided to abandon heavy rail options for the city's airport. Jon Reeves, is from the Public Transport Users Association. He says NZTA and Auckland Transport are overlooking obvious solutions while putting faith in uncosted, undeveloped plans which are over a decade away. Kathryn also speaks with Matt Lowrie the editor of Transportblog
09:15 Fallujah retaken, what next for Iraq?
Ten years ago retired US Army Colonel Anthony Dean was about to take charge of a battalion in the city of Ramadi. At the time coalition forces were still counting the cost of a bloody campaign to retake Fallujah from al Qaeda in Iraq, the group which eventually evolved into Islamic State, which went on to capture Fallujah again two years ago. Now the city has been liberated by the Iraqi Army. But Anthony Dean says the latest effort to take the city has failed to learn the lessons of previous efforts.
09:30 Dine Academy
Dine Academy gives kids interested in cooking a chance to try catering for big events - and get paid while they're doing it. Mike Kirk helped set up Dine Academy a couple of years ago and so far it's had 300 participants - 80 percent of whom got a job offer at the end of the programme.
09:45 South America Correspondent Donna Bowater
Rio is broke.. what does that mean for Olympics? And the suspension of Rio's drug testing lab's license six weeks out from the Rio Games.
10:05 Ash Burgess: mountain biking ambassador
Ash Burgess is a young Wellington woman determined to bring people of all ages and abilities into the sport of mountain biking. She's the co-founder of the popular women's riding club Revolve. She's also behind a hugely successful children's mountain bike programme WORD, which has plans to go national. Ash also founded Joyride which runs skill sessions for people of all abilities. She teaches children cycle skills in a school programme called Pedal Ready. In her spare time, she leads adventure cycle tours around the world - next week she's heading to Kyrgyzstan with a group of cyclists to cover 550 kilometers in 14 days.
10:35 Book review - Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets by Svetlana Alexievich (translated by Bela Shayevich)
reviewed by Prof Robert Patman, published by Text Publishing
10:45 The Reading
My Father's Ears, by Karen Goa read by Michele Amas (Part 2 of 10)
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram
The economics and business of Brexit.
11:20 How Kiwi doco makers use film to drive change
Borderless Productions' documentary On the Backs of Women offers a window into the lives of three entrepreneurial women battling poverty in Myanmar. The film has recently won best documentary at the Doc Edge film festival. The company's Qiujing Wong and Dean Easterbrook talk to Kathryn Ryan about their style of film making and the importance of micro-finance in fighting poverty.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Is the British press ruing it's support of Brexit and why newspaper readership is rising while circulation continues to fall.
Music played in this show
Artist: She & Him
Song: Sunday Girl
Label: She & Him
Artist: Florence and the Machine
Song: Dog Days Are Over
Composer: Welch and Summers
Song: Settle Down
Label: NZ on Air
Artist: Little Jimmy Ray
Song: You Need to Fall in Love