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Sunday for 13 September 2009

8:12 Insight: Pay Equity - the struggle continues

Insight this morning looks at why women, on average, are still paid less than men. Is it simply because they take time out of the work force to have children, is discrimination alive and well, or is it that women cluster in low-paid jobs?
Written and presented by Penny Mackay
Produced by Sue Ingram

8:40 Feature interview: Raider on the Southern Ocean

'The Wolf' reveals the story of a German raider that terrorized the southern ocean during the First World War. Author Richard Guilliatt says its secret task was to attack merchant ships and lay minefields in the most distant reaches of the British empire. In one continual voyage lasting 15 months, the ship caused havoc across three oceans, launched Germany's first direct attacks on Australia and New Zealand and captured over 400 men, women and children who lived aboard the ship for up to a year.
'The Wolf' is published by Random House.


Left, Richard Guilliatt and right SMS Wolf in Kiel Harbour, courtesy of Dr Christian Hauswaldt

9:05 Mediawatch

Mediawatch looks at the prospect of an almost limitless supply of TV programmes available to anyone with a broadband connection to the internet. It might sound great, but who's going to make stuff worth watching if tomorrow's technology makes today's TV broadcasters redundant? Mediawatch also looks at the TV coverage of this year's Qantas Film and TV Awards - and the reporting of how two men crossed Cook Strait in a van with the help of a surprising sponsor.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

Driven9:30 Feature interview: Diplomatic Journeys

Richard Broinowski's autobiography, Driven, is a partly an idiosyncratic travel story, partly a memoir of a fascinating career, and partly a yarn about his favourite cars. The former Australian ambassador tells Chris Whitta about his adventures with famous figures and in troubled times during his various postings in Asia, the Middle East and North and Central America.
'Driven: A Diplomat's Auto-biography', is published by HarperCollins

10:06 The Sunday Group: Treating the Health System

Health Minister Tony Ryall has released the report of the Ministerial Review Group, set up to recommend how New Zealand might improve the quality and performance of the public health system. The Minister has described the report, entitled 'Meeting the Challenge' as comprehensive, with 170 recommendations on how to reduce bureaucracy, improve frontline health services, and improve value in the public health and disability sector. While many areas of the report have been welcomed, some working in health fear proposals to restructure the system won't work, while others say the reforms don't go far enough. Chris Whitta chairs a panel that includes: Dr Murray Horn, who chaired the Ministerial Review Group which produced the report; Professor Tony Blakely from the University of Otago Wellington School of Medicine's public health department; The President of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Dr Jeff Brown; and Dr Dwayne Crombie, the former CEO of Waitemata DHB who is now the CEO of Bupa Care Services.

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 reels out a diverse collection of sounds that includes a new release from Auckland's Opensouls, a dash of Nubian wedding music and a tip of the hat to an American national treasure who passed away recently, Les Paul.
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: Human Rights in Papua

This week Ideas looks at Indonesia's troubled Papua region where there is widespread dissatisfaction with Indonesian rule among the indigenous Melanesians. While human rights abuses, violence and humanitarian crises have continued largely unchecked for four decades under the control of the Indonesian military, we look at what the international community is doing to address the situation.
Presented by Chris Whitta
Produced by Johnny Blades