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Sunday for 24 October 2010

Chris Laidlaw is broadcasting from Dunedin today

8:12 Insight: Skilled Immigration

Insight asks whether New Zealand risks deepening its skill shortage as fewer skilled immigrants come to work here. Is New Zealand getting a reputation for being a difficult place to find a job, and if so, does it matter?
Written and presented by Sue Ingram

8:40 Karen Brouneus - Truth Telling

Dr Karen Brouneus from Otago University's Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies has studied the effect of the truth and reconciliation process in Rwanda, where she questioned the assumption that "revealing is healing". A clinical psychologist, Dr Brouneus says retelling experiences of deep grief and trauma without proper support or follow-up is likely to do more harm to the mental health of victims. A truth and reconciliation commission has been established in the Solomon Islands and Dr Brouneus has just been awarded a $296,000 Marsden grant for a three-year study to assess this process.

9:06 Mediawatch

Mediawatch looks at how one man in the news refused to give a newspaper an interview - but still ended up filling the best part of a page. So what might this mean for anyone else who finds themselves on the phone with a reporter? Mediawatch also looks at a big week for a weekly business paper; how there's been no media honeymoon for a newly-elected mayor; and talks to one man who turned the tables on Britain's tabloids.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Peter FitzSimons - Yarns from the Farm

Former Australian rugby international, now commentator, writer and historian, Peter FitzSimons has written a memoir about life in his country in the 1960s. He was raised on a citrus fruit farm and describes a childhood of mischief, camaraderie, eccentric characters, drama - and constant love and generosity.
'A Simpler Time',
by Peter FitzSimons, is published by HarperCollins.

10:06 Dave Cull - His Worship

After just one term on the Dunedin City Council, Dave Cull is the city's new mayor and he's due to be sworn in next week. But as well as the chains of office, Dave Cull is also bearing the weight of the city's debt, which has soared with the building of the Forsyth Barr Stadium. He talks to Chris Laidlaw about priorities for the city, engaging with the community, and the fate of Carisbrook.

10:45 Hidden Treasures

This week on Hidden Treasures Trevor Reekie digs up a flamenco-inspired cover of global Australian stadium rockers AC/DC, as well as a track from the late, eccentric New York street artist, Moondog, also known as 'The Viking of 6th Avenue'.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

11.05 Ideas: Globalised Labour

This month, actors' unions around the world supported the boycott of the Hobbit until its producers agreed to negotiate an employment contract with Kiwi actors. For some, with Hollywood stars Sir Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving reportedly supporting the action, it was an admirable case of international worker solidarity, but for others it was a bully boy Australian union trying to sabotage this country's film industry. On Labour weekend, Ideas takes a look at the history of workers organising across international borders. Paul Mason, the author of 'Live Working or Die Fighting: How the Working Class Went Global,' contrasts the emerging workers' movements in the developing world with those of Europe during the industrial revolution; labour historian Peter Franks recalls the 1890 maritime strike which saw 10,000 New Zealand workers down tools in support of their Australian counter-parts; and former CTU president Ross Wilson talks about UnionAid - an NGO supporting some of the world's most vulnerable workers.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose

11.55 Feedback

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