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Sunday for 10 May 2009

8:12 Insight: Second Time Around

Insight takes a look at the lives of grandparents who step in to raise a grandchild. Thousands of New Zealand children are being brought up in kinship care arrangements and the majority of those taking on the responsibility are their grandparents. What impact does this have and is the Government getting a cheap deal out of these kin carers?
Written and presented by Teresa Cowie
Produced by Philippa Tolley

Stefan Aust8:40 Feature interview: The Baader-Meinhof Terrorists

The Baader-Meinhof group, or the Red Army Faction, as they called themselves, carried out nearly 30 years of violent confrontation with the West German state. Stefan Aust's book on the RAF has recently been republished, and he talks to Chris Laidlaw about what drove this group of young, middle-class people to kill and kidnap in protest against the injustices of capitalism.
Produced by Christine Cessford
'The Baader-Meinhof Complex' by Stefan Aust (above) is published by Jonathan Cape. Stefan Aust is appearing at the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival.

9:05 Mediawatch

Mediawatch this week asks why the stock exchange wants to own publications aimed at farmers - and why some in the media don't think that's such a good idea. Mediawatch also looks at whose views are valued by the media for coverage of climate change; and whether young people should end up in the headlines just because they happen to have prominent parents.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:30 Feature interview: Fale and Wharenui - indigenous architecture

Dr Deidre Brown's book charts the form of indigenous buildings in Aotearoa, looking at the scope and evolution of Maori-designed buildings - and how they tell the stories of the people who inhabit them.
Produced by Christine Cessford
'Maori Architecture' by Deidre Brown is published by Penguin.

Deidre Brown and two illustrations from her book

Left: Deidre Brown. Centre: Workshop at Unitec in Auckland. Right: The meeting house opened at Waipapa Marae, University of Auckland in 1988.

9:55 Notes from the South

Dougal Stevenson in Dunedin, where he's been thinking about chucking it all in and high-tailing it to the diggings.
Produced by Christine Cessford

10:06 The Sunday Group: Maori and Parliament

Speakers from across the political spectrum have attended a conference over the last two days to discuss the presence of Maori in Parliament. The conference was run by Victoria University's Stout Research Centre and looked at issues such as the history - and future - of the Maori seats, the effect of MMP, and Maori political parties. Today's guests have come from the conference to talk about the issues raised, and where to from here for Maori political representation.
Chris Laidlaw chairs a panel that includes: Maori Party MP Te Ururoa Flavell; Labour MP Nanaia Mahuta; Green MP Metiria Turei; and senior lecturer in politics from Otago University, Dr Janine Hayward.
Produced by Christine Cessford

10:40 Hidden Treasures

Each week Trevor Reekie takes you on a trip that seeks out musical gems from niche markets around the globe, the latest re-releases and interesting sounds from the shallow end of the bit stream. This week Trevor unveils a brand new single from kiwi icons Hello Sailor, who prove that they've kept their touch over the past 34 years.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

10:55 Feedback.

What the listeners have to say.

11:05 Ideas: The Future of Journalism

We've been hearing a lot about the death of newspapers lately.
In the US the national daily 'The Christian Science Monitor' recently went web-only, and a question mark hangs over such well-known titles as the 'Boston Globe'. But with the rise and rise of the internet are we simply seeing quality journalism switch from one delivery medium to another - or is it something more serious?
Robert McChesney - the founder of the half-million strong American lobby group, Free Press, for one believes the future of journalism itself is in peril.
Ideas talks to Robert McChesney, former newspaper editor and current head of the Whitireia journalism programme Jim Tucker, and Julie Starr - journalism commentator and one of the team responsible for the Daily Telegraph's internet strategy.

Free Press -
Robert McChesney:
Julie Starr's webpage

Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose