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Sunday for 29 November 2009

8:12 Insight: Victims' Rights

Today's Insight documentary looks at the Government's moves to assist the victims of crime and asks whether they go far enough to satisfy those who believe the justice system puts the welfare of offenders ahead of their victims.
Written and presented by Heugh Chappell
Produced by Sue Ingram

Gareth Morgan8:40 Gareth Morgan - Counting the cost of the health system

Economist Dr Gareth Morgan (left) has turned his sights on the health system for his latest book, and he reckons the whole thing is a political football, held together by the high quality of our nurses and doctors. He tells Chris that we can't afford to keep on spending the way we have been, and it's time to make some tough choices.
'Health Cheque' by Gareth Morgan and Geoff Simmons, is published by Public Interest Publishing.

9:06 Mediawatch

Overseas, people are questioning the very future of newspapers as we know them - because the internet can provide news fast and for free, and the advertisers are drifting away. But author and media historian Ian Grant tells Mediawatch that New Zealand's newspapers will endure - indeed, it might be the internet which goes out of fashion as a serious source of news. Also in the programme: The media's position on the vexed question of name suppression, and the drawbacks of using the news to promote TV shows.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

Paul Aitken 9:45 Paul Aitken - change leadership

Layoffs in a workplace are often dressed up as "change management", especially during a recession. Dr Paul Aitken (right) has a background in organisational psychology and he talks to Chris about what leaders ought to be doing to make change happen and reduce pain and suffering along the way.
'Developing Change Leaders' by Paul Aitken, is published by Butterworth Heinemann.

10:06 Copenhagen Calling

Global warming has been hitting the headlines this week. Our Government passed the Emissions Trading Scheme, Australia unveiled a revised carbon-trading scheme and President Obama announced he'll attend the United Nations climate change summit in Copenhagen to offer cuts in US greenhouse gas emissions. Today, Tim Groser, Associate Minister for Climate Change Issues, gives his take on where New Zealand is at, then Green MP Kennedy Graham and chief climate scientist David Wratt - who's also a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - join Chris to thrash out the issues.

David Wratt, Kennedy Graham and Tim Groser

From left:Kennedy Graham,David Wratt and Tim Groser

10:45 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 plays music from two acts who will be visiting the Womad music festival in Taranaki next year, as well as a near-hidden gem from the archives of Greg Johnson.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

11.05 Ideas: Should you take your healthy wine with a dose of healthy scepticism?

This week on Ideas we talk to a couple of French biodynamic winemakers - brothers Jean-Phillipe and Jean-Guillaume Bret - and hear about their unorthodox approach to winemaking And we ask whether claims that some wines can actually be good for you should be taken with a strong dose of scepticism. The programme features wine importer and passionate advocate of the health benefits of Madiran wines Rob Lauder, Hawke's Bay winemaker Tony Pritchard, and Professor Doug Sellman who is - to say the least - sceptical of the claims that wine can be a health tonic.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose

11.55 Feedback

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