Nine to Noon on Friday 22 August 2008

9:05 Family Court security

Peter Boshier, Principal Family Court judge, believes the new specialist Family Violence courts need better security, better information from criminal courts and legal aid for applicants if they are to work effectively.

Peter Boshier has addressed the Continuum of Family Violence Conference in Napier on how the justice system treats victims of domestic violence - and where it's failing them.

9:20 China's public face of perfection during the Olympics

Professor Paul Clark, from the University of Auckland School of Asian Studies.

With the Olympics in Beijing nearing an end, we talk to an Asia expert about the lengths to which China has gone to present a perfect image to the world - recall the little girl who lip-synched to another's voice at the opening ceremony, doubt over the age of the nation's gymnasts, and the controversy over its super-imposed fireworks imagery.

9:30 Free Wheeler

Cyril Naylor, 93 year old who delivers meals on wheels. He is a former Police officer and President of the Police Association. He delivers Meals on Wheels, takes hospital patients to chapel and is on the Social Committee of the Blind Society as well as playing representative indoor bowls.

9:45 Asia Correspondent Phil O'Sullivan

10:05 Biomimicry

Janine Benyus, Co-founder of the Biomimicry Guild

Janine provided the impetus for the development of Biomimicry with the publication of her renowned book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature in 1997 (William Morrow). As a life sciences writer, she has authored six books, including an animal behavior guide called Beastly Behaviors and three ecosystem-first field guides: The Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats of the Western US, The Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats of the Eastern US, and Northwoods Wildlife: A Watcher's Guide to Habitats.


10:30 Book Review: The Collector of Worlds by Iliya Troyanov

Reviewed by Quentin Johnson
Published by Faber, ISBN 9780571239467

10:45 Book reading: Wrestling with God by Lloyd Geering

Episode 3 of 12

11:05 Music review with Manu Taylor

China Forbes - 78 - Heinz Records/Inertia Records
The Black Seeds - Solid Ground - Black Seeds Music New Zealand 2008
Anna Leese - Debut Recital - EMI Classics

11:30 Beijing Olympics

Joseph Romanos looks at the wind down of the XXIV Olympiad

11:50 Week That Was with Radar and Gemma Gracewood