Nine To Noon for Thursday 22 January 2015
09:05 Launch of major campaign to reform FIFA
A high powered group of European politicians and football officials is pushing for total reform of football's governing body, FIFA, which it says is beset with corruption, mismanagement and self interest. The group New Fifa Now, held its inaugural summit at the European Parliament in Brussells overnight. British MP Damian Collins hosted the summit.
09:25 Secretary of the US Air Force, Deborah Lee James
Secretary of the U.S Air Force, Deborah Lee James, is trying to change the culture of the her organisation to make it fairer and more open. Ms James overseeing seven hundred thousand active-duty and reserve airmen and a 110 billion US dollar annual budget, at a time when the US is once again entrenched in foreign conflicts. Deborah Lee James was an assistant secretary of defence in the Clinton administration, and was previously a senior executive at a major defence contractor, among numerous other roles. She is visiting Christchurch en route to Antarctica, where New Zealand and the United States have various joint operations and projects.
09:45 Asia Correspondent Charlotte Glennie reports from Singapore
10:05 'The Bush' - Travels in the heart of Australian with author Don Watson
Don Watson author of The Bush. Don Watson is one of Australia's most distinguished writers and public speakers. He grew up on a farm in Gippsland, earned a PhD at Monash University and was and academic historian for ten years.
He wrote three books on Australian history before turning his hand to TV and the stage. For several years he combined writing political satire for the actor Max Gillies with political speeches for the Victorian Premier John Cain. In 1992 he became Paul Keating's speechwriter and adviser and his bestselling account of those years, Recollections of a Bleeding Heart: Paul Keating Prime Minister, won awards.
He has also written feature films, including The Man Who Sued God, starring Billy Connolly and Judy Davis. His acclaimed book American Journeys is a narrative of modern America from Watson's travels in the United States post Hurricane Katrina. His most recent book is The Bush, which is a look at Australia's landscape and travels in the country's heartland.
10:30 Book review: 'The Secret History of Wonder Woman' by Jill Lepore
Reviewed by Paul Diamond.
10:45 The Reading: 'Cotton-Eyed Joe' by Susy Pointon
A 14-year-old girl in Karori in 1964 is twiddling with her transistor when she happens upon an arresting sound which shakes her to the core. (4 of 4, RNZ)
11:05 New Technology commentator Erika Pearson
Erika Pearson discusses how cyber attacks can actually cause physical damage.
11:30 Parenting with Diane Levy
Diane Levy is a family therapist, mother of three, and author of two books. She discusses preparing for going back to school.
11:45 Food Trends
Simon Farrell Green discusses food trends and fads for 2015.