Sunday Morning for Sunday 19 June 2011
8:12 Insight: Boosting Immunisation
Insight considers some of the suggestions to improve immunisation rates ahead of the government responding to Health Select Committee recommendations.
Written and presented by Philippa Tolley.
8:40 Bishop Victoria Matthews – Hope and Thanksgiving
After more major earthquakes in Christchurch this week, Bishop Victoria Matthews fears her clergy, and the people, are facing “exhaustion of spirit”. She says it's important to keep alive hope, and thanksgiving for all that we still have – even in the face of loss and crisis.
Mediawatch this weekend looks at the news media response to Canterbury’s latest quakes; and plans for a new service to scrutinise statistics in the news. The programme talks to a couple whose online forum for fans of TV is now going international; and to one of the world’s most renowned documentary photographers who has been capturing conflicts and wars on film for more than 40 years.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9:40 Jenny Hayward-Jones – Relations with Fiji
Jenny Hayward-Jones is head of the Myer Foundation Melanesian programme at the prestigious Australian think-tank, the Lowy Institute. She's a former diplomat who once shared her government's enthusiasm to use every means, short of withdrawing humanitarian assistance, to force restoration of democracy in Fiji. Now, she tells Chris, she accepts that the tough love approach hasn’t worked and wants to see a new policy of engagement.
10:06 Giles Milton – Surviving Hitler’s Germany
Wolfram Aichele was nine years old when Hitler came to power. He was drafted in to fight for the regime and survived to tell the extraordinary tale to his son-in-law Giles Milton. Giles tells Chris he wanted to explore how ordinary people faced life in Hitler's Germany – the choices they made to survive and the horror of revelations which came with the end of the war.
Wolfram: The Boy Who Went to War, by Giles Milton, is published by Hodder.
10.40 Notes from the South with Dougal Stevenson
Dougal has a cautionary tale with a soggy end for would-be robbers and bullies.
10:45 Hidden Treasures
This week on Hidden Treasures Trevor Reekie celebrates the birthday of one of the UK’s most enigmatic and influential singer-songwriters who went on to sell more albums long after he passed away, on the strength of a well known car commercial.
Produced by Trevor Reekie
11.05 Ideas: A New Economics
Last month 141 economists from around the globe launched the World Economics Association. In its first three weeks of existence more 4500 people from 120 countries joined its ranks. The association’s manifesto says it stands for a plurality of thought, method and philosophy, and a commitment to global democracy which will prevent one country or continent from dominating economic debate. Ideas talks to three of the association’s founding members: Ha Joon Chang, the author of 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism; former World Bank economist and professor of economics at the London School of Economics, expatriate New Zealander Robert Wade; and Steve Keen, the author of Debunking Economics: The Naked Emperor of the Social Sciences.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose
What you, the listeners, say on the ideas and issues that have appeared in the programme.