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Sunday for 13 February 2011

8:12 Insight: Freedom Camping

Insight this morninglooks into the continuing frustrations with so-called freedom campers who use beach fronts and reserves, and often leave a foul mess behind.
Written and presented by Geoff Moffett
Produced by Philippa Tolley

8:40 David Hall - Investing in the Public Service

David Hall is the Director of the Public Services International Research Unit at the University of Greenwich in London. In the week that Prime Minister John Key said there was more to be done to make "government bureaucracy smaller and better" David Hall discusses the value of public services and the economic investment they need.
David Hall is visiting New Zealand as a guest of the Public Service Association.

9:06 Mediawatch

Mediawatch evaluates the posturing and belligerence at Waitangi last weekend, and finds the media at the centre of some of it; and the programme also asks if the media, like some drivers, have a blind spot for cyclists. Mediawatch also looks at how digital radio is up and running overseas but it remains well under the radar here; and what links alarming reports about our forests with thousands of dead pigs in Queensland?
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Jarreth Merz - Elections in Ghana

Jarreth Merz spent part of his childhood in Ghana and his film 'An African Election' is his own investigation to see if democracy could take hold there. His documentary on the presidential elections in December 2008 was showcased in the recent Sundance Film Festival and it shows in New Zealand as part of the Documentary Edge Festival 2011.

10:06 Dennis Dalton - Non-violent Power

Professor Dennis Dalton is an authority on Mahatma Ghandi and talks to Chris Laidlaw about the past, present and future of non-violent protest.

10.40 Notes from the South with Dougal Stevenson

Dougal meditates on a disappointing summer in Dunedin where, he says, "a thousand shags do not a summer make".

10:45 Hidden Treasures

This week on Hidden Treasures Trevor Reekie features the sound of South Auckland poly fonk and tracks down the Detroit ambassador of soul, Melvin Davis.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

11.05 Ideas: Arab Democracy

The world has watched transfixed as people-power hit the streets of the Middle East. First in Tunisia and then Egypt, movements, led in the main by the young, have demanded an end to dictatorship and the introduction of democracy. Ideas talks to Mohsen al Attar, an Egyptian who lectures in law at the University of Auckland and Mohamed Ali Jaballah, a Tunisian studying in New Zealand, about the protest movements in their homelands; and hears from long-time democracy activist Mustafa Barghouti about the Palestinian reaction to the unfolding events.
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.