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Sunday for 4 July 2010

8:12 Insight: Dementia, Part Two

Insight looks at the projected increase in the number of people with dementia - of which Alzheimers is the most common type. Can anything be done to stave off the disease? What are the early symptoms? And what changes are happening in how people with dementia are cared for?
Written and presented by Sue Ingram

8:40 James McNeish - Fact and Fiction

James McNeish's latest book is a crime novel, based on a real case in which a young man is accused of murdering a taxi driver. Involving buried memory and provocation, the story covers hot topics in New Zealand law, and draws on James's long-held interest in justice.
'The Crime of Huey Dunstan', by James McNeish, is published by Random House.

9:06 Mediawatch

This week Mediawatch looks at the role of the media in the toppling of two top leaders: Australia's PM Kevin Rudd - undone in a coup driven by the media's need for speed - and US General Stanley McCrystal, whose career crashed when a monthly magazine put his off-the-cuff comments on the record. But was this brave investigative reporting or opportunism that could cost lives? And, as a much admired weekly paper The Independent goes out of print, Mediawatch talks to a veteran journalist who's also decided to get out of business news.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:45 Dianne Bardlsey - Wordplay

Doctor Dianne Bardsley, lexicographer and director of the NZ Dictionary Centre at Victoria University, talks about how we join words together to make new ones, the particular case of education-speak, and the challenges of writing a dictionary for seven to 10-year-olds.

10:06 Juliet Schor - Buy Less, Live More

Juliet Schor has a plan for humanity to buy less, and live more. She says its time to change what we value away from what we consume - and instead look to community, nature, intelligence and time as our true treasures. Juliet is professor of sociology at Boston College and a co-founder of the Center for a New American Dream, an organisation devoted to ecologically and socially sustainable lifestyles.
'Plentiude, the new economics of true wealth', by Juliet Schor is published by Scribe.

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 an eclectic global collection of musical curiosities that include a dash of original New Orleans spice with a welcome blast of Havana Heat.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

11.05 Ideas: Loving our Libraries

New Zealand once held the record for the most libraries per capita in the world, and the public library continues to be one of the most popular facilities provided by local authorities around the country. Ideas explores the changing face of libraries in New Zealand with Green MP Gareth Hughes who is campaigning against the introduction of user-pays in libraries; former chief librarian at the Alexander Turnbull Library Jim Traue, and Wellington City Library collections manager John Stears.
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.