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Sunday for 30 January 2011

8:12 Insight: Rheumatic Fever

Insight looks at why New Zealand still has a high incidence of rheumatic fever - a disease that's now rare in developed countries.
Written and presented by Lois Williams
Produced by Sue Ingram

8:40 Donald Shoup - High Cost of Free Parking

Donald Shoup reckons we have it all wrong when it comes to providing car-parking. He talks to Chris about his controversial ideas for a fairer and better world - where there is no such thing as a free park.
Donald Shoup is a professor of urban planning at UCLA.

9:06 Mediawatch

Mediawatch looks at how suspicion and speculation drove this week's coverage of the gruesome death of Ranjeeta Sharma. The programme also explores how publishers and broadcasters are putting the internet at the heart of their plans for the future - but is that good or bad for journalism? And Mediawatch examines more cases of advertisers giving the news media a helping hand in return for free publicity.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Richard Wolfe - Stories Behind the Stamps

Richard Wolfe drew on his own boyhood stamp collection to produce a new book on the stories behind New Zealand stamps. In a lively discussion with Chris, he talks about how stamps have reflected the mood of the country and charted its history.
Richard Wolfe's book 'It's in the Post' is published by Craig Potton.

10:06 Garry Egger - Obesity and an Overblown Planet

Professor Garry Egger says economic growth isn't all good news - and our affluence is forcing our bodies, and our planet, into a downward spiral. He says this is manifested as obesity in people, and a world clogged by greenhouse gasses and waste.
'Planet Obesity' by Garry Egger and Rob Swinburne is published by Allen and Unwin.

10:45 Hidden Treasures

This week on Hidden Treasures, Trevor Reekie features a delightful dash of 21st Century chamber music with a difference and a contagious piece of folk pop from a bunch of Canadian urban-dwelling, forest lovers.
Produced and presented by Trevor Reekie

11.05 Ideas: Geo-engineering

Have the problems caused by climate change reached the point where we need to consider drastic physical interventions in the world's weather systems? Ideas explores geo-engineering with Jeff Goodell the author of "How to Cool the Planet: Geo-Engineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth's Climate"; Naomi Oreskes author of "Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming," and Otago University professor Philip Boyd.
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.