Sunday Morning for Sunday 22 May 2011
8:12 Insight: The Kiwifruit Industry
Insight investigates how the kiwifruit industry is coping after the outbreak of the vine disease, PSA, at the end of last year.
Written and presented by Heugh Chappell
Produced by Philippa Tolley
8:40 Margaret Heffernan - Ignoring the Obvious
Author Margaret Heffernan talks to Chris about our 'willful blindness' - our refusal to see the blindingly obvious, and the moral courage needed to see what we don't want to see.
Wilful Blindness, by Margaret Heffernan, is published by Penguin.
Mediawatch looks at big changes in newspaper production; and talks to the man who led the fight for the rights of advertisers against those who want to peg back their freedoms. Mediawatch also investigates a story that irritated cockies and townies alike in the run-up to this week's budget; and did the news media jump the gun with Masterchef?
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9:40 Harry Beckwith - Making Choices
Harry Beckwith has investigated the forces behind what we buy, and found that we choose without really thinking. He tells Chris that our choices are explained by our childhood, our culture, and our eyes.
Harry Beckwith's book, Unthinking: The Surprising Forces Behind What We Buy, is published by Hachette.
Whistleblower and conspiracy theorist, Michael C Ruppert, talks to Chris about life and activism and the extinction of what he calls the subspecies of petroleum man.
10:45 Hidden Treasures
This week on Hidden Treasures Trevor Reekie features new music from Dunedin folkies DelGirl; and a duo from Helsinki who, with just accordion and double bass, are creating a mesmerizing musical reputation.
Produced by Trevor Reekie
11.05 Ideas: The Future of the New Zealand Defence Forces
Last year the Government released its first defence white paper in over a decade. It's a comprehensive document that outlines the challenges and potential responses posed by the rapidly changing strategic environment in the South Pacific. But it's a document that's not without its critics. Ideas talks to: Terence O'Brien a former diplomat who represented New Zealand on the UN Security Council; Victoria University defence specialist Lance Beath; former chief of the army Major General Lou Gardiner, and the head of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University Hugh White.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose
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