Radio features from different parts of the world looking at subjects not often discussed at length in the media. These programmes are provided by overseas broadcasters so audio is not usually available on the RNZ website for copyright reasons.
Originally broadcast 2012 - 2014.
Monday 6 to Friday 10 January 2014
6:06pm Monday 6 January 2014: It's a Mall World
Mall culture is explored in Brazil, Nigeria and the USA with thought provoking insights. (BBC World Service)
6:06pm Tuesday 7 January 2014: One Child at a Time
Learning with a personal tutor is one of the oldest and best ways to learn. Hiring a tutor for every student was never a realistic option. Now, new computer programs can customize education for each child. But adding computers to classrooms isn't likely to help unless teachers are willing to change their approach to teaching. (American Radioworks)
6:06pm Wednesday 8 January 2014: Exchanges: The Global Economy - George Ayittey
Ghanaian economist, George Ayittey argues that Africa is poor because it is not free and that foreign aid is a curse upon African economies, and that It is dictatorships, not the legacy of colonialism, that keeps Africa poor. Professor Ayittey is the special Guest speaker in the BBC Feature Exchanges: The Global Economy (BBC World Service)
6:06pm Thursday 9 January 2014: Reith Lectures 2013. Grayson Perry: Playing to the Gallery
In the third of four lectures, recorded in front of an audience at The Guildhall in Londonderry, the artist Grayson Perry asks if revolution is a defining idea in art, or has it met its end?
6:06pm Friday 10 January: The Age of Reason: Dr Sylvia Earle
Jane Little talks to Dr Sylvia Earle from the USA. She is 78 and is nicknamed 'Her Deepness' because of her daring exploits beneath the sea. She is one of the world's great oceanographers and explorers. She led the first team of women ‘aquanauts’ on a 2-week underwater expedition. She’s also a great champion of the oceans, campaigning for their protection. (BBC World Service)