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Sunday for 19 December 2010

8:12 Insight: Currency Wars

Insight looks at the global currency wars and examines the impact they're having on New Zealand.
Written and presented by Nigel Stirling
Produced by Sue Ingram

8:40 Nicola Lacey - Politics and the Law

Nicola Lacey is Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Criminal Law and Legal Theory at All Souls College, Oxford. She talks with Chris about philosophies of criminal justice, and the budget pressure on politicians to decrease prison numbers - without being seen to be soft on crime. Professor Lacey was in New Zealand to present the annual Shirley Smith honorary address for the Women in Law section of the NZ Law Society.

9:06 Mediawatch

For the final programme of this year, Mediawatch acknowledges some of the less glorious achievements in the media in 2010, and names and shames some of those responsible. Mediawatch also looks at how the world's media were firmly focused on Copenhagen at this time last year, and the warnings of dire consequences when world leaders failed to do a deal on climate change. So why were the media so much less interested in the crucial climate meeting in Mexico this month?
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Li Xiaolin - Making Friends for China

Li Xiaolin is the Vice President of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, a national people's organisation engaged in promoting friendship, international cooperation, world peace and development.

10:06 Chris Finlayson - Treaty Update

The Minister for Treaty Negotiations, Chris Finlayson, with an update on Treaty of Waitangi issues, including the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Bill.

10.40 Notes from the South with Dougal Stevenson

Dougal's at Gabriel's Gully where they're preparing to celebrate 150 years since the Otago goldrush began.

10:45 Hidden Treasures

On the final Hidden Treasures for 2010 our host Trevor Reekie digs up a festive selection that includes a blind Malian couple who will be performing at Womad next year, as well as an up and coming local singer-songwriter who recently won the APRA Country Song of the year.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

11.05 Ideas: The Big Ideas of 2010 and 2011

Chris Laidlaw is joined by lawyer and former ACT MP Stephen Franks and Retirement Commissioner and Mighty River Power director Diana Crossan to discuss the big ideas of 2010, and look forward to 2011.
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.