Nine To Noon for Wednesday 17 March 2021
09:05 America's Cup on a knife-edge: Sarah Ell
The America's Cup is on knife-edge with Team New Zealand potentially just one race away from victory over challengers Luna Rossa. Team New Zealand won yesterday's only race against Luna Rossa; the second scheduled race was abandoned due to light winds. Down 3-2 at the weekend, the defenders have since scored four wins in a row. Meanwhile discussion is already turning to where the next contest could be held. Kathryn talks with Sarah Ell, North Shore sailor, writer and journalist who has covered multiple America's Cup contests since 1988.
09:20 UN warns of 'list of shame' over foreign nationals in Syria
The United Nations is piling pressure on countries with foreign nationals in Syria to repatriate them quickly. The UN estimates more than 64,000 individuals, mostly women and children, are currently being held in detention camps in Syria, including nationals from 57 different countries. Fionnuala Ni Aolain is the UN special rapporteur for the protection and promotion of human rights while countering terrorism. She says the women and children in El Hol and El Roj camps in north east Syria face violence, exploitation, abuse, deprivation and treatment that may well amount to torture and those countries whose citizens are stranded in Syria are on a "list of shame".
09:45 Women's rally puts pressure on Australia government
Australia correspondent Karen Middleton joins Kathryn to talk about the rallies held around the country against sexual assault, discrimination and harassment of women and what impact recent allegations of assault within the Parliamentary precinct has had on the government. She'll also talk about how Mathias Cormann, former Finance Minister, has won his bid to become secretary-general of the OECD - despite Australia's chequered record on climate change.
10:05 How to make more ethical choices
Dr. Susan Liautaud advises clients globally - including world leaders,huge corporates, NGOs and government institutions on complex ethics matters. She is the founder and managing director of Susan Liautaud & Associates Limited, has a PhD in Social Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a JD from Columbia University Law School, a MA in Chinese Studies from the University of London, and two BAs and a MA from Stanford University, where she also teaches ethics courses. Her new book The Power of Ethics: How to Make Good Choices in a Complicated World gives examples of how ethical decision making can positively impact individuals, communities and work places.
10:35 Book review: Where We Swim by Ingrid Horrocks
Harry Ricketts reviews Where We Swim by Ingrid Horrocks. Published by VUP
10:45 The Reading
Responsibility, part three. Written by Nigel Cox and read by Tim Gordon.
11:05 Music with Charlotte Ryan
Music 101 host Charlotte Ryan joins Kathryn to celebrate the Jojo Rabbit soundtrack, which won a Grammy yesterday. She'll also look at The Clean's re-release of their two albums on vinyl and the first recording from Aldous Harding since her award-winning album 'Designer'.
11:20 AI: how to keep it in control?
Six academics from the fields of computer science, law and philosophy have collaborated on A Citizen's Guide to Artificial Intelligence. It's a recognition of AI's potential, decoding how AI already affects everyday life, and what it will mean in the future. It's also a call for regulation and control, and decisions to be made about where responsibility lies when it causes harm. Kathryn speaks with Professor Colin Gavaghan is Director of the New Zealand Law Foundation Centre for Law and Policy in Emerging Technologies at the University of Otago.
11:45 What's on the government law radar for 2021?
Law commentator Dr Dean Knight joins Kathryn to look at how the legal year in the courts, parliament and elsewhere is shaping up, and some high-profile hearings before the Supreme Court.
Dr Dean Knight is Associate Professor Faculty of Law and NZ Centre for Public Law Victoria University of Wellington.