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Sunday for 14 June 2009

8:12 Insight: Truancy

Insight this morning looks at truancy. With at least 80 per cent of those appearing before the youth court either truant or not enrolled in school at all, Insight asks what is being done to combat the problem.
Written and presented by Andrew McRae.
Produced by Sue Ingram

8:40 Feature interview: Journalism and Trauma

US photojournalist Jim MacMillan has seen his share of war. He's covered more than 200 combat missions in Iraq for the Associated Press, won the Bayeux Prize for war correspondents and was a member of the Associated Press photography team awarded the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. He teaches a course on journalism and trauma talks to Chris Laidlaw about how the two are linked.

9:05 Mediawatch

Mediawatch this week looks at how the media have pushed boundaries reporting on David Bain, and the so-called "court of public opinion". We also hear how the media focus shifted from MP Richard Worth to one of his accusers. But why? And was that fair? Also on the programme, a former newsgathering boss at the BBC and CNN tells us why covering the world's conflicts has never been more risky; and we find out that the media loves a good gaffe - as long as it's not one of their own caught on camera doing something daft.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

Hugh Campbell9:30 Feature interview: What the World Food Crisis means for NZ

The University of Otago's Foreign Policy school is holding a major conference on the world food crisis at the end of the month and today we have the first in a series of interviews on the topic. Associate Professor Hugh Campbell (right) is one of the school's directors and he talks to Chris Laidlaw about the impact of the crisis on New Zealand - in terms of agriculture and trade policy, food security for the region and sustainability.

10:06 The Sunday Group: Environmental Reform

The Government is planning to rewrite the convoluted structure of our environmental management system. It plans to streamline and simplify the Resource Management Act and set up an Environmental Protection Authority to focus on national environmental standards. But what powers will the new body have and how will it affect local government? And, most importantly, how do we get a system that achieves prosperity and protects the environment?
Chris Laidlaw chairs a panel that includes: executive director of the Ecologic Foundation, Guy Salmon; chief executive of Environment Canterbury Dr Bryan Jenkins; former director-general of the Department of Conservation and former Environment Secretary Hugh Logan; and the chairman of the Environmental Defence Society, Gary Taylor.

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 unearths new sounds from Ethiopia and Auckland and, courtesy of bluesman James Blood Ulmer, revisits the disaster that was Hurricane Katrina.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

10:55 Feedback.

What you, the listeners, say on the ideas and issues that have appeared in the programme.

11:05 Ideas: Homelessness

Last week saw a record number of the capital's citizens seeking a bed at the city's Night Shelter. Fifty five individuals, including students and others with part time jobs, bunked down at the shelter - more than twice the number seeking a bed this time last year. This week on Ideas we take a look at the growing problem of homelessness and ask what can be done to stem the tide.
GUESTS: Willie Matangi - a homeless man who first hit the streets as an 11-year-old, 30 years ago; Darren - a Wellington man who 15 months ago swapped a prison cell for a cell-sized room in a Wellington hostel; and Lifewise General Manager of Community Services John McCarthy.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose