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Sunday for 2 May 2010

8:12 Insight: Coastal Development

Insight asks whether housing development in coastal regions is destroying areas of natural beauty. Should there be central direction about what can be built and where?
Written, presented and produced by Sue Ingram

Richard Towle8:40 Richard Towle - Rights for Refugees

Richard Towle (right) is the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Representative for Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific. He talks to Chris Laidlaw about the desperation and hopelessness that forces refugees from their homes and into the hands of people smugglers, and urges New Zealand to show moral leadership in the protection of refugees.
He's in New Zealand to speak on a human rights approach to development at Amnesty International's annual meeting in Christchurch next weekend.

9:06 Mediawatch

Mediawatch asks if vested interests have spun the coverage of the current debate about our liquor laws, and if Kiwi mums are really on the warpath as some newspapers would have you believe. Mediawatch also looks at how the media handled a tragic turn of events on Anzac Day last weekend - and how an earlier story stirred up emotions in advance of the day itself.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

Janet Holmes9:45 Janet Holmes - Language and Gender

In our language slot which features on the first Sunday of each month, Professor of Linguistics Janet Holmes (right) from Victoria University discusses tarts, chicks, and studmuffins. Note: part of this interview was played last month but was cut short by a technical problem.

Thorlby Tiago James Brazil10:06 Tiago Thorlby - Slavery for Biofuels

Padre Tiago Thorlby (right) is a Scots priest who has worked with landless people, homesteaders and sugarcane workers in Brazil for 25 years. He's part of the ecumenical church organisation, The Pastoral Land Commission, and is based in Pernambuco, north-east Brazil. He talks to Chris about the impact of biofuel production on human rights, food security and the environment. Padre Thorlby has been in New Zealand as a guest of the Pacific Institute for Resource Management, the Alternative Technology and Living Association and the Latin America Solidarity Network.

10.40 Notes from the South with Dougal Stevenson

Dougal objects to the visual molarstation caused by a sculpture of giant teeth on Dunedin's waterfront.

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 features a musical friendship that not only lasted decades but also produced one of the original recordings that cemented western and eastern classical form.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

11.05 Ideas: Community Gardens

Todmorden - a town of 17,000 in the Pennines in northern England - was recently declared Britain's greenest town. In under two years the Incredible Edible Todmorden project has seen help-yourself-gardens popping up throughout the town, one-third more residents growing their own food, 10 times as many people buying locally and 15 times as many people keeping chickens. Chris Laidlaw talks to one of the founders of the Incredible Edible Todmorden project, Pam Warhurst. Although the community garden movement is alive and well in New Zealand, to date there's nothing on the scale of Todmorden. But when it comes to transforming both landscapes and people's lives it would be hard to beat Wellington's newest community garden project, the Owhiro Bay Community Garden. Jeremy Rose visits the garden and talks to some of those involved.
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.