Nine To Noon for Friday 7 December 2018
09:05 How will arrest of top Huawei exceutive play out?
Meng Wanzhou Huawei Technologies' CFO and daughter of the company's founder, was arrested in Canada and faces extradition to the US on reported accusations of violating US sanctions against Iran. Huawei is the world's number two smartphone maker but also the world's top maker of telecoms equipment. Last week our government's electronic spy agency rejected Spark's bid to use Huawei technology for the new 5G cellphone network, citing significant national security risks. China says it resolutely opposes the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, and is calling for her release. Mark Gurman is a technology journalist with Bloomberg.
09:20 Filthy rich: America's Billionaire Bonanza
Analysis of the grand fortunes of America's richest people has found that wealth is concentrating into fewer and fewer hands. In its report, titled, the Billionaire Bonanza the Institute for Policy Studies think tank has shown America's 15 wealthiest families are worth a combined $618 billion. So what's the significance of this at a time when economic inequality has become such a major topic of discussion? Lynn Freeman talks to report co-author, Chuck Collins, who is the director of the Program on Inequality and the Common Good and who gave up his own inherited wealth when he was in his mid-twenties.
09:35 Hamilton rebirth
A look at moves to rejuvenate Hamilton. Brian White from Hamilton architects EdwardsWhite talks to Lynn Freeman.
09:45 Warming Korean relations and uncertainty for Taiwan
Asia correspondent Ed White reports from Taipei, where Taiwan is entering a period of political uncertainty after the ruling party has suffered stunning losses in local elections, and a series of referendums have resulted in a blow to hopes for liberal reforms. Also a warning of relations between North and South Korea as ties with the US are becoming strained again.
10:05 Rallying round: the health system's extraordinary quake response
When the 2011 Canterbury earthquakes struck, the region was hit with disaster on an unprecedented scale and the health system was challenged like never before. The injured needed immediate treatment, buildings and equipment were badly damaged, and yet those working in health system rallied to keep it going. Emergency Medicine specialist Dr Mike Ardagh and independent science writer Dr Joanne Deely have written a book, Rising from the Rubble, which tells the stories of those who were part of the health system response, and a record of the long-term issues that have been caused by it.
10:35 Unity Books review
Tilly Lloyd from Unity Books reviews Houses of Aotearoa, by Andrew Patterson
10:45 The Reading - Billy Bird
Billy Bird by Emma Neal read by Victoria Abbott. Part 5 of 10
11:05 Glen Campbell, Sun Kil Moon and TGTB&TQ
The second album, Merrieland, from Damon Albarn-fronted supergroup The Good The Bad And The Queen has taken 11 years, but been well worth the wait, reckons Jeremy Taylor. There is also musical comfort food from Glen Campbell and Sun Kil Moon.
11:30 Cricket tests and school rugby poaching
Sports commentator Brendan Telfer at the two cricket tests in progress, the Blacks Caps versus Pakistan and the much awaited series between Australia and India. Also the schoolboy poaching ban imposed on Auckland’s St Kentigern’s College has spread to schools outside the Auckland region.
11:45 Lego and the digestive tract & expensive cheap shoes!
The week that was with Radar and Michele A'Court with the lighter side of the headlines, including the cheap trick which fooled luxury shoe shoppers, and how long does it take a swallowed piece of lego to reappear?.