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Sunday for 27 June 2010

8:12 Insight: Dementia, Part One

Insight talks to those who have been diagnosed with dementia - of which Alzheimer's disease is the most common type - and finds out from them and their carers how life and relationships have changed.
Written and presented by Sue Ingram

8:40 Carl Safina - Toxic Soup in the Gulf

As oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, Carl Safina, the founding president of Blue Ocean Institute, an ocean conservation organisation, talks to Chris about what went wrong, who is to blame, and the impact of the catastrophe on marine life.

9:06 Mediawatch

This week Mediawatch has more on the future of NZ television after 50 years on the air, and the programme investigates claims that a radio presenter has been silenced because of politics. Mediawatch also looks at how two of our political leaders boldly displayed national colours lately - but got a very different response from the media; and how the All Whites' successes in South Africa panicked pundits who didn't predict them.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:45 Tony Smith - World Cup: More than a Game

Veteran sports reporter Tony Smith is covering the football World Cup for Fairfax Media. He discusses whether the tournament is the greatest sporting festival on earth or just a cash cow for Fifa; asks has the cost of staging it been worthwhile for South Africa given its pressing domestic problems; and debates whether or not it's been a unifying factor for South Africans - and will the feel-good spirit last beyond the World Cup?

10:06 David Shambaugh - China Changing the Rules

Professor David Shambaugh of George Washington University is an authority on contemporary Chinese affairs and international politics and security in the Asia-Pacific region. He's the keynote speaker at the 2010 Otago Foreign Policy School which is focusing on the rise and future of China. Among the key questions to be tackled at the School is whether China will change the rules of the game in the global system, or will it become another great power using the traditional tools of money, force and diplomacy.

10.40 Notes from the South with Dougal Stevenson

Dougal reports on tension over toilets at the new Dunedin stadium.

10:45 Hidden Treasures

Trevor Reekie presents Hidden Treasures, uncovering musical gems often buried under tons of other stuff. Today he selects tracks that take in Chicago blues, a 10-piece big band of traveling circus gypsy punks from Lyon, France, and a quick visit to Kaka Point, south of Balclutha.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

11.05 Ideas: Child Friendly Cities

This week the Invercargill City Council set itself the target of becoming New Zealand's most child friendly city. Among the 55 suggestions the council is considering, to make that more than simply a slick marketing slogan, are: Hosting a national toy extravaganza; having more swings per capita than any other centre in New Zealand; opening a children's theatre; adopting child friendly transport policies; and offering families financial incentives to move to the city. This week on Ideas we discuss the concept of Child Friendly Cities with Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt; UNICEF's Barbara Lambourn; and Otago University Associate Professor of Planning Claire Freeman. We'll also hear from a couple of children from Wellington's Te Ara Hou flats who have helped design and create a new playground.
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.