Sunday Morning for Sunday 7 August 2011
8:12 Insight: Inside the Trans Pacific Partnership
Insight investigates the Government’s push for a Trans Pacific Partnership deal involving the United States – critics argue New Zealand has little to gain and a lot to lose.
Written and presented by Julian Robins
Produced by Philippa Tolley.
8:40 Rochelle Constantine – Watching Whales
Bryde’s whales are a threatened species that live year-round in the waters of northern New Zealand. Rochelle Constantine, from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Auckland, has been studying them and she talks to Chris about learning more about their life and habits, and their vulnerability to being hit and killed by ships in the busy Hauraki Gulf.
Mediawatch looks at how the media made mistakes reporting the recent atrocity in Norway – and why a young New Zealander there, who could have been a victim, was mercilessly mocked. Mediawatch also asks if colourful characters still have a place in modern newsrooms; and if smutty humour should have had a place in a recent documentary about our national orchestra.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9:40 Paul Warren – Q & Eh
In our monthly slot exploring the English language, the head of the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University, Paul Warren, discusses a new book he’s published in collaboration with his colleagues – regular Sunday Morning guests Laurie Bauer, Dianne Bardsley and Janet Holmes.
‘Q & Eh: Questions and Answers on Language with a Kiwi Twist,’ is published by Random House.
10:06 Amin Saikal – Arab Democracy
Professor Amin Saikal, Director of the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies at the Australian National University, talks to Chris about the so-called Arab Spring, the impetus for change throughout the Arab world, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the rocky path to an Arab democracy.
Professor Saikal was visiting as a guest of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs.
10.40 Notes from the South with Dougal Stevenson
Dougal Stevenson reports from Dunedin, where the public clocks are out of time and a patient clockmaker hangs his head.
10:45 Hidden Treasures
Trevor Reekie selects a collection of cinematic-sounding gems from a previous era, including a modern remake of a classic forties torch song.
Produced by Trevor Reekie
11.05 Ideas: The Moneyless Economy
Goods and services tend to be valued in monetary terms but there’s a growing movement internationally that’s questioning whether there aren’t more interesting and satisfying ways of exchanging goods and services. Ideas talks to: The Wellington coordinator of Freecycle, Meredith Bean; Wellingtonian Gabrielle Isaak who hosts travellers through the Help Exchange website; Wairarapa Green Dollars president Hayden McGrail; Barter Card NZ’s CEO Paul Bolte; and Ron Whitney, the executive director of the International Reciprocal Trade Association.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose
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