Sunday Morning for Sunday 8 May 2011
8:12 Insight: The killing of Osama bin Laden
Insight follows the operation that led to the death of Osama bin Laden.
8:40 John Ware - Dealing out Donations
John Ware is the Director General of New Zealand Red Cross. He's talking to Chris about the responsibility of paying out $60 million in donations to victims of February's earthquake in Christchurch.
Mediawatch investigates how the death of Osama bin Laden sent the world's media into overdrive this week, and a journalist who's made a career out of covering terrorism says the killing is not the end of a story that began with 9/11. Mediawatch also looks at the remarkable return of CTV in Canterbury, the work of broadcasting students in post-quake Christchurch, and one billion reasons to query claims of massive worldwide TV audiences.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9:40 Nick Officer - Eco-bach for Washington DC
The Victoria University First Light eco-house project has been selected as one of 20 university teams to compete in the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 - the only entry from the Southern Hemisphere to ever have won a place in the prestigious competition. One of the project leaders, architecture graduate Nick Officer, talks to Chris about the challenge to demonstrate the latest in technology and design by building solar-powered houses that feature cost-effective, energy-efficient construction and incorporate energy-saving appliances and renewable energy systems.
10:06 James Fergusson - Inside the Taliban
As a foreign correspondent, James Fergusson covered the Taliban for years and got to know many within the organisation, and how it ticks. He talks to Chris about how the Taliban is rooted in Pashtun culture, its mission to drive foreign invaders from Afghanistan, the relationship with Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda, and how the West's bid to win Afghan "hearts and minds" is doomed to failure.
James Fergusson is based in Edinburgh and will be in New Zealand next week, to speak at the Auckland Writers & Readers Festival. www.writersfestival.co.nz
'Taliban' by James Fergusson, is published by Bantam Press.
10:45 Hidden Treasures
This week on Hidden Treasures Trevor Reekie celebrates what would have been the 100th birthday of one of the greatest bluesmen to influence American music culture - Robert Johnson, born on this day in 1911.
Produced by Trevor Reekie
11.05 Ideas: Sir Paul Reeves
Sir Paul, has, by any standards, had an extraordinary career. Ordained a deacon in 1958 Sir Paul went on to become a bishop, Archbishop and Governor General. Chris Laidlaw talks to Sir Paul about his life and influences.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw and produced by Jeremy Rose
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