09:05 Netsafe wants new agency to protect against scammers 

A new report from online safety organisation Netsafe says New Zealanders lost $33m to online scams and fraud last year - that's triple what was stolen the year before. Kathryn talks to Netsafe chief executive Martin Cocker about why the scams are so successful.

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09:20 China, the US, and Huawei. Trade war or tech war? 

An in depth analysis of the US-China relationship, what the battle for 5G is really about, and how it could impact New Zealand. John Pomfret  a former Washington Post bureau chief in Beijing, is the author of "Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China" and  "The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present."

He's in New Zealand to speak at The Institute of Directors ' Beyond Now annual leadership conference in Auckland. 

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09:45 Budget Day or election campaign launch?

Australia correspondent Karen Middleton joins Kathryn to pick over yesterday's Budget. With an announcement expected shortly about a likely election date, the Opposition was calling it more of a campaign launch rather than an annual Budget statement. And Parliament is set to censure Senator Fraser Anning over comments he made following the Christchurch shootings - unusually, it's been a bipartisan motion, co-sponsored by the government and the opposition.

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison (R) and treasurer Josh Frydenberg (L).

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10:05 Beneath the surface of the American Dream

In his memoir, There Will Be No Miracles Here, Casey Gerald lays out a darker side of the American dream. He speaks of growing up gay, in subsidised housing in a predominantly black neighbourhood in Dallas,Texas, raised by his Evangelical Christian grandparents. Casey Gerald was admitted to Yale University and then did his MBA at Harvard Business School. In his twenties, he was a co-founder of the not for profit MBAs Across America - which helped more than 70 entrepreneurs start small businesses. To outsiders, a young man going places, but Casey Gerald describes the American Dream as a conveyor belt leading most young people from nothing to nowhere - and views himself as a glitch in the machine - a salvation success story, keeping others from rising.

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Casey Gerald Photo: Hallo Smith

10:35 Book review

Kiran Dass from Timeout reviews For the Good Times by David Keenan. 

For the Good Times by David Keenan

For the Good Times by David Keenan Photo: Faber

The book is published by Faber (RRP $32.99)

10:45 The Reading

Episode 2 of The Life And Death Of Laura Friday (And Of Pavarotti, Her Parrot) by David Murphy read by Peter Hayden.

11:05 Music with Charlotte Ryan

Music reviewer Charlotte Ryan has a new interpretation of La Vie En Rose by Lucy Dacus, Mavis Staples' song Change composed by Ben Harper and Kurt Vile's Pretty Pimpin.

11:20 Seeing me, Seeing you, diversity on NZ screens

The lens has been focused on how diversity is represented on NZ screens. Dr Arezou Zalipour is an Associate Professor of screen production and cultural studies at AUT. Her research has resulted in a book, Migrant and Diasporic Film and Film making in NZ. She talks to Kathryn about whether film makers from migrant backgrounds have enough support and whether what we see on our screens could better reflect contemporary New Zealand life. 

Arezou Zalipour

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11:45 Our new Chief Justice in the Supreme Court

Dr Dean Knight, co-director for the NZ Centre for Public Law at Victoria University of Wellington joins Kathryn to discuss the process of swearing in a new Chief Justice. Dame Sian Elias finished her term after nearly 20 years in the role, now Dame Helen Winkelmann becomes New Zealand's most senior judge.


Music played in this show

Artist:   Mac Demarco
Song: Still Beating
Time: 09:26

Artist: Vampire Weekend  
Song: Sunflower 
Time: 10:44

Artist:   Damien Jurado
Song: Percy Faith 
Time: 11:45