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Sunday for 24 April 2011

8:12 Insight: Award winning documentary - Dementia

Insight this week gives you the opportunity to hear again this year's award-winning documentary on dementia.
Written and presented by Sue Ingram

8:40 David Norton - Writing the King James Bible

Marking Easter weekend, Chris talks to David Norton, Professor of English at Victoria University and leading world authority on the King James Bible. It took more than a century to translate the King James Version of the Bible from the original Hebrew and Greek. It was first published in 1611 and is still considered by many scholars to be the most influential and popular version of the Bible. David tells Chris about how the KJB changed from being mocked as a piece of English writing to being valued as one of the greatest works of English literature.
'The King James Bible: A Short History from Tyndale to Today', by David Norton, is published by Cambridge University Press.

9:06 Mediawatch

Mediawatch looks at change at the top for Radio New Zealand. In a shake-up of the broadcaster's board, Richard Griffin has been named as the next chairman. What's his vision for the public broadcaster's future? And what does he have to say about claims in the media that he's been elevated for political purposes? Mediawatch also looks at more of the extraordinary efforts to get the media back up and running in Christchurch, as the aftershocks keep on coming.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Ross Jennings - The Pacific War

Ross Jennings produced the new documentary, 'Nga Toa o te Moana-Nui-A-Kiwa The Warriors of the Pacific: Solomon Islands' for Maori TV's ANZAC Day coverage. The documentary focuses on a 1943 battle on a heavily forested western Solomons island called Vella Lavella, which had been occupied by the Japanese. Ross talks to Chris about the struggle by the indigenous people and the support they received from New Zealand.
'Nga Toa o te Moana-Nui-A-Kiwa The Warriors of the Pacific: Solomon Islands' screens on ANZAC Day, Monday, April 25 at 7am on Maori Television.

10:06 Scott Bennett - Pozieres and the ANZAC Story

In 2003, Australian Scott Bennett visited the Great War battlefields in France and Belgium to retrace the steps of his great-uncles who had fought there. One of these battlefields was at Pozieres in France. In 1916 one million men fought in the first battle of the Somme and victory hinged on their ability to capture the small village of Pozieres, perched on the highest ridge of the battlefield. The British called in the ANZACs and in July, thousands of Australians stormed and took the ridge. Twenty-three thousand Australian soldiers died in the battle. Scott Bennett talks to Chris about the fight for Pozieres, and how it forced him to re-examine the ANZAC legend.
'Pozières: the Anzac story', by Scott Bennett, is published by Scribe.

10:45 Hidden Treasures

This week on Hidden Treasures, Trevor Reekie features sunwashed sounds from Columbia, a Kiwi-based traditional Ladino song and trance music from the Sudan.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

11.05 Ideas: Climate Futures

Chris Laidlaw hosts a discussion between: Author and environmental journalist Fred Pearce; University of Melbourne and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) member, Professor David Karoly; regional manager of re-insurance giant Munich Re, Martin Kreft; and political journalist Colin James, as part of the Climate Futures conference held in Wellington earlier this month.
Presented and produced by Chris Laidlaw

11.55 Feedback

What you, the listeners, say on the ideas and issues that have appeared in the programme.