Sunday Morning for Sunday 31 May 2009
8:12 Insight - China and New Zealand
Insight looks at the impact of the recession on China, and the flow on effects to New Zealand trade.
8:40 Interview - Ethel Benjamin
Janet November's new book In The Footsteps of Ethel Benjamin portrays Ethel's determination, hard work, mental ability and "can do" attitude, but challenges the idea that Ethel was ultimately not successful in her chosen career.
Mediawatch this week looks at how journalism is portrayed in the movies and in TV drama, as a new Hollywood film with things to say about the modern media comes to a cinema near you. The programme also asks if old fashioned newspaper editorials still have clout, now that opinions are everywhere in the media today - and there's further fallout from TV One's recent animal welfare expose.
9:30 Interview - Place of Peacemaking
The newly apppointed director of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Prof. Kevin Clements, discusses the concept of peacemaking and how, in particular, this might apply in the Pacific - and by whom.
10:06 The Sunday Group - Gender Pay Parity
It's 2009, yet gender pay parity still plagues the New Zealand employment landscape. We bring together the national secretary of the NZEI, Paul Goulter, EEO Commissioner Judy McGregor and journalist Gill South, who has just written a book Because We're Worth It to discuss a recently released report showing inequalities between pay and treatment of male and female principals, teachers and support staff in our education system.
10:40 Hidden Treasures
On hidden treasures this week theres a veritable pot pourri of sounds from 1970s Philadelphia through to the night clubs of '70s New Zealand, and a splash of Swedish and Moroccan music to complete the mix.
10:55 Sunday Morning Feedback
What you, the listeners, say on the ideas and issues that have appeared in the programme.
11:05 Ideas - The Holocaust in Popular Culture
Theodor Adorno is often misquoted as saying there could be no art after the Holocaust.
When what he actually said was: "After Auschwitz to write a poem is barbaric".
So what are we to make of the spate of Holocaust movies currently coming out of Hollywood?
This week in Ideas we take a look at the place of the Holocaust in popular culture, examine how the 20th Century's most horrific crime is used as a political weapon, and hear about efforts by fringe groups in New Zealand to deny it ever took place.
Professor Omer Bartov, an internationally recognised Holocaust historian, shares some of his misgivings about those Hollywood films and reflects on the uses and misuses of the Holocaust in political debate.
And sociologist Scott Hamilton talks about those who would try to deny it ever took place.
Scott Hamilton's blog: readingthemaps.blogspot.com
Sunday Morning is hosted by Chris Laidlaw and this week was produced by Robyn Rockgirl Walker