Sunday Morning for Sunday 28 August 2011
8:12 Insight: Suicide Statistics
Insight looks at the latest suicide statistics amid calls for greater openness over the problem.
Written and presented by Erina O’Donohue
Produced by Philippa Tolley.
8:40 Evelin Lindner – Human Dignity
Dr Evelin Lindner is the founding president of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies Network, which aims to end violence and advance human dignity on all levels – from the personal to the political. She tells Chris that all of humanity is one family on a tiny planet, and we need to co-operate with each other.
Dr Lindner is in New Zealand to take part in the network's annual conference at the New Zealand National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, at the University of Otago.
Mediawatch tracks down an intrepid New Zealand journalist who hit the headlines recently when he was beaten up in Egypt's uprising – and later locked up in Yemen. Is he still committed to covering the world‘s most risky regions? Mediawatch also looks at whether your TV could really be killing you, as some headlines would have you believe; and two stories which hit the front page, but only because sex and celebrity status were part of the mix.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9:40 Derek Hansen – Small Town Stories
Australian author Derek Hansen talks to Chris about how his experiences with thieves, murderers and small town oddballs helped shape his latest book.
A Man You Can Bank On, by Derek Hansen, is published by Hachette.
10:06 Ian Boisvert – Marine Rights
Ian Boisvert, a renewable energy attorney from San Francisco, has been based at the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), researching policy for the management of NZ’s ocean renewable energy resources – wave power, tidal currents and offshore wind. He’s advocating a new system he calls Tradable Occupation Rights for all users of the marine environment, to reduce conflict and allow New Zealand to more easily realise its offshore energy potential.
Ian Boisvert is one of four 2011 Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellows in Public Policy. Their reports can be downloaded from the Fulbright New Zealand website
10.40 Notes from the South with Dougal Stevenson
As spring approaches, Dougal’s taking on the unwelcome wildlife.
10:45 Hidden Treasures
This week, Trevor Reekie features music from an exciting new American West Coast retro soul act; as well as a new collaboration from two Indian classically trained musicians experimenting in the digital domain.
Produced by Trevor Reekie
11.05 Ideas: Entrepreneurism
If there’s one thing that most economists agree on it’s that entrepreneurs are a key ingredient of economic growth. But how do you grow entrepreneurism? Ideas asks: Serial entrepreneur and spokesperson for the Productive Economy Council Selwyn Pellett; Grow Wellington’s chief executive Nigel Kirkpatrick; and, Ken Erskine of Auckland business incubator, Icehouse.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose
What you, the listeners, say on the ideas and issues that have appeared in the programme.