Nine To Noon for Wednesday 21 September 2016
09:05 UN aid convoy attacked in Aleppo
The ceasefire in Syria is over after the deadly airstrike on a humanitarian aid convoy near Aleppo in Syria yesterday.An estimated 20 civilians including a senior official of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent were killed in the attack, which destroyed 18 of the 31 trucks in the convoy. Kathryn Ryan speaks to Dr Ahmed Tarakji, President of the Syrian American Medical Society, an aid agency which treated 2.6 million people in Syria and refugees in neighbouring countries last year alone.
A video taken from the scene by activists from the search and rescue group, The White Helmets.
09:20 Tim Bale on the UK Labour leadership contest
Kathryn Ryan talks to Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London, about the contest for the leadership of the UK Labour party - set to be resolved this weekend.
09:30 National Park Superintendent Tammy Duchesne
A senior figure in the US National Parks service is visiting this week to exchange ideas with iwi and DOC officials about the environmental issues facing parks around the world. Superintendent Tammy Duchesne talks to Kathryn Ryan about her job and working with 20 thousand others in the organisation looking after 401 sites.
09:45 Australia correspondent Peter Munro
Today Peter Munro covers what the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been up to during his trip to New York where he's taking part in a UN summit on refugees.
10:05 Predicting the Crash: Ann Pettifor
Kathryn Ryan speaks to Ann Pettifor - one of the few economists who correctly predicted the 2008 global economic crash. Ann was also one of the leaders of a successful campaign to cancel 100 billion dollars worth of debt owed to by some of the world's poorest nations to some of the richest. She is currently the director of the left wing economic think tank Policy Research in Macroeconomics or PRIME.
10:35 Book review - Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
Reviewed by Phil Vine, published by Harvill Secker
10:45 The Reading
Going Up is Easy by Lydia Bradey with Laurence Fearnley (Part 8 of 10)
11:05 Music feature of the week: Don McGlashan
Charlotte Ryan features the music of veteran singer/songwriter Don McGlashan, who tours New Zealand next month with Shayne Carter.
11:20 Xanthe White, Gardening Guru
Landscape designer Xanthe White has dedicated her latest book to the basics for every garden - healthy soil. She joins Kathryn Ryan to talk about her The Good Dirt and shares her tips for making sure your soil is pristine and how to get the best out of it. Her 20 years working around the world has helped to shape this book and its stunning images.
11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston