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Sunday for 21 February 2010

8:12 Insight: Guantanamo Bay

Insight this morning looks at why the US administration failed to meet the closure deadline of the Guantanamo Bay detention centre. Are the obstacles insurmountable and how serious is the delay for President Obama's credibility?
Written and presented by Jon Manel.
BBC World Service

8:40 Peter Singer - Saving Lives

Peter Singer is a Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University. He's known internationally for his work on ethics, particularly on the treatment of animals. His new book focuses on our moral obligation to face up to world poverty, and do something about it.
'The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty', is published by Text Publishing. Peter is appearing in the International Arts Festival Readers and Writers Week on March the 11th.

9:06 Mediawatch

A 21 year-old athlete died at the Winter Olympics last weekend in a horrific high-speed accident which was caught on film. But was it right to broadcast the moment of this man's death on the TV news? Mediawatch also looks at what the government now expects from Radio New Zealand's governors; and why was a TV One presenter last Monday interviewing another TV One presenter about something another TV One presenter had said on another TV One news show earlier in the day?
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Martin Manning - Reporting Climate Change

Professor Martin Manning is the Director of the New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute at Victoria University. He talks to Chris Laidlaw about the pressure on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change following accusations of mistakes in its reporting.

10:06 Tony Taylor - Cockney Kid Makes Good

'Cockney Kid' is the memoir of Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Victoria University Tony Taylor. Tony was born in 1926 and raised in London's Docklands area which, in his day, was a slum. He went on to become the first professor of clinical psychology in the British Commonwealth. In a lively and wide-reaching interview, he talks about his life and the events that shaped him.
'Cockney Kid: The Making of an Unconventional Psychologist', is published by Silver Owl Press.

10:45 Hidden Treasures

Each week Trevor Reekie presents Hidden Treasures, uncovering musical gems that are often buried under tons of other stuff … from here, there and over that a-way!! This week Trevor digs up musical gems from as far afield as Romania, India, Auckland and Memphis.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

11.05 Ideas: Water

In Ideas this week we take another look at water and, in particular, household supply and the contentious issues of water meters and privatisation. A recent report commissioned by the British Government has recommended a move away from paying for water based on rateable value and suggested that water meters should be installed in as many as 80 percent of British homes by 2020. We hear from the author of the report, Anna Walker, and we talk Maria McMillan of Right to Water and Peter Whitehouse of Water New Zealand about the situation in New Zealand.
See the Guardian article on Anna Walker's report
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.