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Sunday for 3 April 2011

8:12 Insight: After the Earthquake - Emergency Response

Insight examines the emergency response to the Christchurch earthquake in February, and whether any lessons have been learnt from it.
Written and presented by Philippa Tolley

8:40 Robin Clark - Science Meets Art

Professor Robin Clark is a scientist based at University College, London and is an expert on Raman microscopy in forensic archaeology. When a light source such as a laser is coupled to a microscope, the resulting technique - Raman microscopy - can identify tiny grains of any material, such as a pigment. Professor Clark tells Chris that he has used pigment analysis to reveal the secrets of some of Europe's best known artwork, including the Lindisfarne Gospels, and Greek icons.
Prof Clark was born in Rangiora and is a graduate of Canterbury University. He in is New Zealand for the Royal Society's distinguished speaker lecture series. He is speaking on Tuesday, April 5 at 7.30pm at the University of Waikato.

9:06 Mediawatch

Mediawatch looks at how speculation superceded the facts in some reporting of Darren Hughes' downfall and the repercussions for his party. The programme also explores two cases of school bullying which hit the headlines recently, and another one where it looked like the media was giving a schoolboy a hard time. Mediawatch also asks an experienced foreign correspondent if the media in the West misjudged the historic upheavals in the Middle East.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Paul Warren - Slip of the Ear

Paul Warren talks to Chris about speech perception - and misperception. It's how we mishear things, and how context and other sounds help us to understand, or misunderstand, what is being said.
Associate Professor Paul Warren is Head of the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University.

10:06 Fred Pearce - Political Climate

Fred Pearce is an author and a leading British science journalist, who specialises in global environmental issues including water use and climate change. He says the planet has a long way to go to deal with climate change and its effects. Technological advances away from the use of fossil fuels are giving him hope - but he's not confident about the political ability to get things done.
Fred Pearce is in New Zealand to attend the Climate Futures conference, organised by Victoria University's Climate Change Research Institute.

10:45 Hidden Treasures

This week on Hidden treasures our host Trevor Reekie revisits the unique sound of Mongolian folk-punksters Hanggai - the band which stole the headlines at the recent Womad festival in New Plymouth.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

11.05 Ideas: Minimum Wage

More than 40,000 New Zealanders got a pay rise on Friday - but with the 25-cent increase to the hourly minimum wage working out to just $10 a week, before tax, it will barely cover the cost of a celebratory drink come next payday. So could the minimum wage have been raised by more without lengthening the dole queue? Ideas talks to former minimum wage worker Miriama Francis; the owner of Auckland's Cherry Cleaning Company, Sid Day; US economist William Lester; Auckland University professor Tim Hazledine; and AUT senior lecturer in economics Gail Pacheco.
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.