Nine To Noon for Tuesday 13 October 2020
09:05 Spy agency boss on criminal cyber attacks
Kathryn Ryan speaks with GCSB director-general Andrew Hampton about the repeated cyber attacks targetting the NZX in August, which crashed the website and forced several halts in trading. MetService, Westpac, TSB, BNZ, Kiwibank RNZ, Stuff and Ruapehu Alpine Lifts were also affected. What do we know about the origin of the attacks, are international intelligence agencies any closer to tracking them down and what is the advice for companies and organisations issued with ransom demands?
09:20 Business leaders unite in support of climate action
Two climate-focused business groups, The CEO-led Climate Leaders' Coalition, and the Sustainable Business Council have got together to share resources, amplify their message and accelerate climate action. Kathryn Ryan talks to Mike Bennetts, Convenor of the Climate Leaders Coalition & CEO of Z Energy and Mike Burrell, Executive Director of the SBC about how it can be done without losing jobs. After the election, the combined group plans to present its prioritised recommendations to the next Government about policies on emissions and investments it would like to see.
09:45 USA correspondent Ron Elving
The latest happenings in the Trump-Biden battle, the US President's recovery from Covid-19 and it has been the first day of confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett.
Ron Elving is a Senior Editor and Correspondent, Washington Desk for NPR news
10:05 Map for the Heart: Essays on Ida Valley life
Author Jillian Sullivan took a huge leap of faith ten years ago, shifting her life away from a failed marriage and empty nest, and moving to a remote part of Central Otago to build a house from straw. Straw bale in fact, and the home insulates from the freezing Ida Valley winters and stifling summers. She's written12 books, and her latest - Map for the Heart - is a series of essays about the Ida Valley, the dominance of nature, and the way in which we grow close to the environment we live. She joins Kathryn to talk about her latest work, and the environmental challenges she's discovered in the Valley.
10:35 Book review - The Living Sea of Waking Dreams by Richard Flanagan
Louise O'Brien reviews The Living Sea of Waking Dreams by Richard Flanagan, published by Penguin Random House.
10:45 The Reading
The Mesmerist written and told by Barbara Ewing. Part 7 of 15.
11:05 Business commentator Rebecca Stevenson
Rebecca explores the buy now, pay later scheme's new product, Easipay. Also, Eric Watson is back in the news again with yet another major court decision going against him.
Rebecca Stevenson is the head of the Auckland bureau of BusinessDesk
11:30 A thriving book exchange
Coffee, conversations and connecting with the community are at the heart of the Glen Eden Book Exchange. Emma Raven bought the secondhand bookshop in West Auckland four years ago, a lot has happened since then. Garrett Wells was a regular customers - they're now a couple and are parents to baby Juniper. They talk to Kathryn about their business and the people who peruse the shelves.
11:45 Media commentator Andrew Holden
Andrew and Kathryn discuss the Court of Appeal's ruling on an earlier High Court decision on the Steven Joyce - NBR defamation action.
Andrew Holden is a journalist for more than 30 years including five as Editor of The Press (in Christchurch) and four as Editor-in-Chief of The Age in Melbourne.
Music played in this show
Artist: Kathryn Joseph
Track: Land of the Leal
Artist: The Cure
Track: The Love Cats
Artist: Regina Spektor
Track: On The Radio