Nine To Noon for Friday 2 March 2018
09:05 Law Society 'misses the boat completely'
A lawyer who left the profession after suffering years of inappropriate sexual behaviour from male colleagues is appalled at what she calls 'inaction' by the Law Society in the wake of the Russell McVeagh scandal. Yesterday it was announced the Law Society will establish a working group to look at how to improve reporting of sexual harassment in the legal profession. Kathryn Ryan gets reaction from former litigation lawyer Olivia Wensley and Wellington barrister Wendy Aldred.
09:20 Women's VC fund reaching critical stage
A new crowd-funded venture capital fund for women entrepreneurs is gathering support but organisers say the next four weeks will be crucial. SheEO is an initative seeking 500 women to contribute one thousand dollars each to create a funding pool for five winning female businesses. So far, 325 so-called women investors have signed up to contribute. One of them is Auckland business woman Kirsty Reynolds, who tells Kathryn why she's compelled to be involved.
09:45 Asia correspondent Anna Fifield
Plans that would allow China's president to stay in office indefinitely, while in Manlia there are signs its President doesn't plan to stick around; discussions around the pressures on women in Bollywood following the death of Sridevi, and with the Winter Olympics now over attention is turning the mascot for the Tokyo summer games in 2020.
10:05 Tara Westover: Off grid childhood to Cambridge PhD
Tara Westover's memoir begins with scenes from her Mormon childhood in an isolated mountain valley in Idaho. The youngest of seven, she was home schooled by her mother, a midwife. Her father, obsessed with the End of Days, stockpiled food and ammunition and hid his children from the Feds. Her memoir charts how she broke free, educated herself and kept going, eventually making it to the Univeristy of Cambridge for a PhD in history. Now separated from her family, Tara Westover joins Kathryn to talk about how her journey has transformed her, and the pain of leaving her family behind.
10:35 Book review
Tilly Lloyd from Unity Books reviews Book of Chocolate Saints by Jeet Thayil, published by Faber.
10:45 The Reading
The Long Way Home by Bruce Hopkins
11:05 New music with Jeremy Taylor
Slow Boat Records' Jeremy Taylor goes full audiophile nerd with vinyl reissues from Gillian Welch and My Bloody Valentine, and has a huge crush on the new Breeders album.
11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer
England's form in all phases at Mt Maunganui in the second cricket one dayer suggests strongly that the Black Caps will have to lift their game; Sky TV uses its strong sport portfolio to try and arrest the big loss of subscribers over the past twelve months; and what now for our popular medal winning Olympians freestyle skier Nico Porteous and snowboarder Zoe Sadowski-Synott?
11:45 The Week That Was with Te Radar and Elisabeth Easther
Our comedians look at the lighter stories of the week including the Canadian couple which adopted a Vietnamese potbellied pig from an animal shelter only to kill and eat her.
Music played in this show
Artist: Damien Jurado
Song: Silver Timothy
Album: Brothers and Sisters of The Eternal Sun
Label: Secretly Canada
Artist: Jordan Rakei