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Sunday for 26 September 2010

8:12 Insight: Defence Priorities

Insight looks at whether the priorities of the Defence Force need to change. In the post 9/11 landscape, and with a rapidly evolving China, should New Zealand be forging new military allegiances?
Written and presented by Gareth Thomas
Produced by Sue Ingram

8:40 Joseph Cirincione - No Nukes

Joseph Cirincione is the president of the Washington DC-based Ploughshares Fund, dedicated to preventing the spread and use of nuclear weapons. He tells Chris about an idea taking hold among the nuclear elite that as long as any nation has nuclear weapons other nations will try to get them, so the only way to prevent nuclear terrorism or new nuclear states rising is to move aggressively to eliminate nuclear arsenals in the nine states that have them.

9:06 Mediawatch

Mediawatch looks at the impact of the blogosphere on the mainstream news media, asking an expert if the chaotic new media can ever match the clout of old media, and whether enthusiastic amateurs online can ever really take the place of professional journalists. Also on the programme - some thoughts from Mediawatch listeners in Canterbury on how the media covered the big earthquake.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Robert Williams - Addictions Addict

Robert Williams is professor of the Faculty of Health Sciences and the co-ordinator of the Alberta Gaming Research Institute, at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. He's here for a national addiction treatment conference and talks to Chris about types of addictions, how treatment works, and how casinos feed the habit.

10:06 Ian McGibbon - The Vietnam War: NZ's Story

Ian McGibbon has written the definitive history of New Zealand's involvement in the Vietnam War. The book completes the project of official war histories begun in 1945 and focuses on what New Zealand did in south Vietnam. It includes controversies such as incidents of "friendly fire", allegations of atrocities, grievances over Agent Orange, and Maori participation in V Force.
'New Zealand's Vietnam War', by Ian McGibbon is published by Exisle.

10:45 Hidden Treasures

This week on Hidden Treasures our host Trevor Reekie explores the musical genius of Raymond Scott - a true audio pioneer; as well as a mesmerising piece of musical alchemy from Australian guitarist Jeff Lang.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

11.05 Ideas: Social Lending

Raising capital isn't easy or cheap for any of us. But it's more difficult and more expensive for some than for others. Not-for-profit enterprises struggle to convince mainstream banks to lend them money, many low income earners are denied mortgages, and plenty of budding entrepreneurs struggle to find the capital to launch their first business. And as a result of that lack of capital many opportunities are missed. Some people argue social lending is the answer. Ideas talks to: Laura Benedict, of the $2 billion-plus US social lender Self Help; Glen Saunders, a director of the New Zealand-based Prometheus Finance and an advisor and former director of Europe's Triodos Bank; Cliff Colquhoun, general manager of Kaitaia's Community Business and Environment Centre; Wyn Osborne a director of Aotearoa Credit Union; and Bruce Dyer manager of the Nelson Ethical Loan Trust.

New Paradigm for Social Lending by Glen Saunders
Laura Benedict's New Zealand social lending 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.