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Sunday for 1 May 2011

8:12 Insight: Family Trusts

Insight investigates family trusts. Are they fair? Or do they give an unjust financial advantage to the better off.
Written and presented by Penny Mackay

8:40 Mike Chunn - Play it Strange at the Beehive

The Play it Strange Trust backs young New Zealanders to grow their skills in songwriting and musical performance and today the trust's chief executive, Mike Chunn, talks to Chris about its work.
Next week, to mark the start of New Zealand Music Month, the Beehive is hosting a Play it Strange concert. All the artists are school students who will be presenting new music. The concert, on Tuesday, May 3, at 6pm, is free and open to the public. To attend, please email Mike Chunn - your name will go on a list at the Beehive security door.

Also next week, Play it Strange is releasing "Anthem in Black" - an album with 19 new songs written to support and inspire our Olympic athletes in the build-up to next year's Games. The album can be downloaded for free.

9:06 Mediawatch

This week, Mediawatch looks at how royal wedding fever struck the media; and talks to the editor of Metro magazine about the media's response to its controversial feature on Afghanistan in its latest issue. The programme also looks at a brand new association for New Zealand's journalists, the latest of many efforts to bring journalists together on the big issues facing their craft. But will this succeed where others have failed? And if so, could it undermine the journalists' trade union, which is already struggling to maintain its membership?
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Dianne Bardsley - Disaster Speak

Dr Dianne Bardsley has been listening to the emotive force behind the language used to describe the destruction caused by February's earthquake in Christchurch.
Dr Bardsley is a lexicographer and Director of the NZ Dictionary Centre at Victoria University.

10:06 Eugene Hyman - Family Law

US Judge Eugene Hyman has been in New Zealand recently, speaking about domestic violence related issues, three strikes and prisoner rehabilitation with the Ministries of Justice and Social Development, as well as with the NZ Police. He talks to Chris about these areas, and the need for courts to share information to help families in crisis.

10.40 Notes from the South with Dougal Stevenson

Dougal is thinking about Brashing student parties, and ejecting the sitting tenant from the best room in the house.

10:45 Hidden Treasures

Trevor Reekie digs up new music from Detroit guitar legend Dennis Coffey; and previews fresh young Kiwi talent that will be rocking the Beehive this week, celebrating NZ music month.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

11.05 Ideas: The State of the Unions

This May Day - or International Workers' Day - Ideas talks to: Iranian trade unionist Medhi Kouhistani; Bilal Malkawi of the International Transport Workers' Federation - who recently negotiated Egypt's first ever collective contract; Amirul Haque Amin of the Bangladesh National Garment Workers Federation; and Stephen Blumenfeld of Victoria University's Industrial Relations Centre.
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.