Nine To Noon for Tuesday 1 December 2015
09:05 Chris Cairns found not guilty
Chris Cairns says his reputation has been completely "scorched" despite being found not guilty of lying under oath in a London court. Two former teammates, Lou Vincent and Black Caps captain Brendan McCullum, were among the key witnesses against the former New Zealand all-rounder. Now the prospect of cricketers being too scared to provide evidence against possible match-fixing has been raised. Fairfax sports reporter, Kevin Norquay has been covering the trial.
09:30 The ethics of mass surveillance
Professor Rogaway, a cryptographer and computer scientist from the University of California argues that mass surveillance is abuse prone, anti democratic and is likely to engender a dystopian future. He believes cryptographers and computer scientists like himself must have a stronger sense of social responsibility.
He is speaking at the Asiacrypt Conference tomorrow and says:
"The Snowden revelations have provided a glimpse into a new political reality: the existence of global systems for mass surveillance. This threatens democracy and violates fundamental human rights. Yet the technology is the handiwork of computer scientists like me. How did this happen? Why is there not a stronger sense of social responsibility among scientists and engineers? I will explore such questions, drawing on my experience as a cryptographer and my years teaching a course on ethics to computer scientists and engineers".
09:45 US correspondent Susan Milligan
10:05 The Political Origins of Banking Crises - Why do banks go bust?
Financial Economics Professor Stephen Haber argues that banking crises are not the product of 'unforeseen shocks', but rather of politics, and we get the banking systems that our political systems allow. This is why American banks go bust so often, (the US has had 12 systemic banking crises since 1840), while Canada and Australia have had none.
Stephen Haber has been described as "one of Stanford's most distinguished teachers" as he has been awarded every teaching prize offered at the American university currently ranked third in the world by Times Higher Education. His current research focuses on three areas: the creation of regulatory barriers to entry in finance; the economic and political consequences of holdup problems created by different systems of agricultural production; and the comparative development of patent systems. He is a regular consultant to the World Bank .
He recently co-authored, 'Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit' with Dr Charles Calomiris of Columbia Business School.
10:30 Book Review: History's People: Personalities and the Past by Margaret MacMillan
Reviewed by Lisa Finucane, published by Text
10:45 The Reading: Awa a short story by Shelly Davies told by Nicola Kawana
They're all waiting for Awa to arrive. He's arriving sooner than they thought but they've prepared a place for him.
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram
Rod discusses the main economic and corporate themes in this year's Top 200 rankings of NZ companies.
11:30 Complicated stuff in simple words with Randall Munroe
Answers to science questions with web comic author Randall Munroe.
The former NASA roboticist and programmer has a cult following, he is the creator of the webcomic xkcd.com.
The 31 year old explains the law of science with cartoons and he is the bestselling author of What If?
In latest his book 'Thing Explainer' - the focus is on explaining complicated stuff in simple words.
11:45 Media commentator, Gavin Ellis
Gavin Ellis discusses his concern over the search warrant executed on the home of Heather du Plessis-Allan and Barry Soper after she purchased a gun over the internet to expose loopholes in the system.
Also; The importance of investigative journalism, coverage of the Jonah Lomu memorial service and how the New Yorker has increased subscriptions despite putting up a paywall
Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald. He can be contacted on email@example.com
Music played in this show
Artist: Eden Mulholland
Song: Four to the Floor
Album: Hunted Haunted
Label: Warner Music