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Sunday for 3 October 2010

8:12 Insight: Sizing up the Super City

Insight this morning asks what the impact of the Auckland super city will be for the rest of the country. Will its size alter the balance of power for other councils? And will a successful super-sizing improve the economic performance of the country?
Written and presented by Rowan Quinn
Produced by Sue Ingram

8:40 William Chafe - Obama in the Pantheon of Presidents

Historian William Chafe talks to Chris about the expectations on Obama's presidency in the context of dramatic changes in human rights in the US over the last 50 years, how hard they're going to be to achieve, and his place among the US Presidents.
William Chafe is the Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of History at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

9:06 Mediawatch

As the Commonwealth Games get under way in India, Mediawatch asks if the media have turned Delhi's dramas into a crisis with their overwrought reporting. And have they let their own preconceptions about India colour the coverage they've been giving us? Also on Mediawatch: Fiji's oldest paper changes hands because that's what the military regime wanted. So can The Fiji Times still tell truth to power in the future under its new management? And - reports of deaths in the media which were greatly exaggerated.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

Janet Holmes9:40 Janet Holmes - Getting a Word In

Do women talk more than men? Who interrupts most, men or women? Are women more polite than men? Do women talk more correctly than men? In our regular language slot on the first Sunday of the month, Professor Janet Holmes from Victoria University's School of Linguistics has the answers.

Elephant to Hollywood.10:06 Michael Caine - A Different Idea of Happiness

Eighteen years ago, actor Sir Michael Caine wrote his autobiography, thinking his career was all over. Now he says that fortunately, and not for the first time, he was very wrong. It turned out that the best was yet to come so he's now written about that, too and, as he tells Chris, it's been better than he could have ever imagined.
'The Elephant to Hollywood' by Michael Caine is published by Hachette.

10.40 Notes from the South with Dougal Stevenson

Dougal Stevenson has shifted house. "Never again" he says, again, but this time he might actually mean it.

10:45 Hidden Treasures

Trevor Reekie digs up a slice of early sixties electronica, some 70's kiwi psychedelia and barrelhouse blues from 'The Champ'.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

11.05 Ideas: Deep Sea Drilling

GNS scientist Chris Uruski tells Ideas the waters around New Zealand are likely to contain oil reserves of North Sea-like proportions. But in the wake of the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico environmentalists aren't the only ones asking whether the risks of accessing it are simply too high. Ideas talks to freelance American journalist Dahr Jamail about life after the big spill; and Greenpeace's Simon Boxer and John Pfahlert of the Petroleum and Exploration Association of New Zealand discuss the pros and cons of deep sea oil drilling.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose

11.55 Feedback

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