Lately for Tuesday 25 February 2020
10:20 Could the Weinstein verdict lead to change in NZ
Harvey Weinstein faces up to 25 years in jail after being convicted of sexual assault and rape. It took the jury five days to find him guilty of those crimes but clear him of the most serious count of predatory sexual assault, which carried a penalty of life imprisonment. The former Hollywood producer was sent straight to prison but was rushed to hospital complaining of chest pains after the verdict. Legal academic Paulette Benton-Greig specialises in sexual violence and justice. She joins Karyn live to look at whether the effects of today's verdict could be felt here.
10:45 Book Club: this book belongs to...
It's time for Lately Book Club where we go exploring in the world of literature and invite you to come along.
A new exhibition has just opened in the special collections Library at the University of Otago showcasing bookplates, book labels and manuscript inscriptions. The exhibition is titled This Book Belongs to... and looks deeply at the history of how people make their mark on books and manuscripts.
Otago University Special Collections Librarian Donald Kerr is in for book club to explain why the provenance of books can be utterly fascinating.