Nine To Noon for Tuesday 25 February 2020
09:05 Harvey Weinstein found guilty
Harvey Weinstein, one of Hollywood's most powerful film producers, is facing up to 25 years in prison having been convicted of sexual assault by a New York jury a few hours ago. The 67 year old was convicted of sexually assaulting a former production assistant, and raping an aspiring actress. The jury acquitted Weinstein on two counts of predatory sexual assault, the most serious charges he faced, which carried a potential life sentence, and first degree rape. The prosecutor's case was that the movie mogul used his power to keep his victims silent. Kathryn speaks with New York times reporter Brooks Barnes, New Zealand accuser model and actress, Zoe Brock and CNN's legal analyst Paul Callan.
09:15 Power play: Trends, risks and opportunities in the energy sector
New Zealand's energy sector underwent great scrutiny as part of the 13-month Electricity Price Review, but the government may yet establish a backstop regulatory power to override the Electricity Industry. Can greater regulatory power bring greater benefits to consumers in the long-term? Kathryn talks to Dr Lawrence E Jones, vice president of international programs for the Edison Electric Institute, which represents all US investor-owned electric companies and their 220 million customers across America.
09:45 USA correspondent - Bernie's out in front
Susan Davis looks at Bernie Sanders - will he remain the Democrats front-runner now? Also how Michael Bloomberg is tracking.
Susan Davis is a congressional correspondent for NPR and a co-host of the NPR Politics Podcast.
10:05 Want to do feminism better? Deborah Frances-White
Creator of the hit 'Guilty Feminist' podcast, Deborah Frances-White talks to Kathryn Ryan about the complexities of being a 'woke' feminist, and trying to reconcile the desire to fight misogyny while getting caught up in trivial concerns. For example, "I'm a feminist ....but…once, I went on a women's rights march, popped into a department store to use the loo, got distracted trying out face creams and when I came out, the march was gone." So if you have an "I'm a feminist but .... " can you still make a difference ?
Deborah Frances-White has been in New Zealand performing The Guilty Feminist in Christchurch, Wellington, and Auckland and tonight she'll be doing a charity show in Tauranga Baycourt Addison Theatre with Theresa Gattung and Sharon Hunter. All proceeds raised will go to Cambodia Charitable Trust.
10:35 Book review - The Year Without Summer by Guinevere Glasfurd
Quentin Johnson reviews The Year Without Summer by Guinevere Glasfurd, published by Hachette NZ.
10:45 The Reading
This week features stories by Carl Nixon about members of a single family spanning a period of thirty years. The collection is titled 'Shingle Beach Stories' and today is episode two, Golden Palms, read by Helen Jones.
11:05 Business commentator Nikki Mandow
Nikki talks to Kathryn about AMP selling its life policies to Resolution Life, the impact of the coronavirus on manufacturers and double cab utes.
Nikki Mandow is Newsroom's business editor and also a contributor to the Two Cents' Worth business podcast with Newsroom and Radio NZ.
11:30 If I hadn't gone blind - Tom Skelton
Comedian and storyteller Tom Skelton talks to Kathryn about the past 10 years since losing most of his sight, and wonders what might have been. He's performing his show 2020 Visions (If I hadn't gone blind) at the NZ Fringe Festival in Wellington.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
As the first anniversary of the Christchurch mosque attacks approaches, Gavin says news media will need to tread carefully. Also the possibility of no radio cricket commentary in future.
Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald. He can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
Music played in this show
Artist: Golden Daze
Track: Blue Bell
Time played: 09:30
Artist: Miriam Clancy
Track: The Sound