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8:12 Insight: Future of the Pacific Forum

Insight looks at whether New Zealand can reinvigorate the Pacific Forum during its year in the chair.
Written and presented by Megan Whelan
Produced by Philippa Tolley.

8:40 Inbal Megiddo – Facing Conflict Through Music

Israeli-born Inbal Megiddo has been playing the cello since she was two. She has played all around the world and is now the cello lecturer at the New Zealand School of Music. Next week she performs in a concert marking the 70th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre in Kiev, in which 34,000 Jews were murdered by Nazi troops.
The New Zealand School of Music Orchestra’s concert ‘In Remembrance: Facing Conflict Through Music’, is on Thursday, 29 September at the Wellington Town Hall.

9:06 Mediawatch

Mediawatch looks at how two rugby stars ended up squirming under the media spotlight, while two other rugby identities turned exposure into free publicity – for themselves and their preferred politicians. And we’ll also hear about the weird world of celebrity journalism from a local reporter at the cutting edge of it overseas – and a broadcaster from abroad who’s turned his back on the showbiz life here.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Terence O'Brien - Palestinian Statehood

The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, has put his bid for statehood to the UN. Terence O'Brien, a former NZ ambassador to the UN, talks about why this is making the US nervous, and what's at stake for NZ.

10:06 David Gerrard – Clean Sports

David Gerrard talks to Chris about drugs and sport and anti-doping strategies.
David Gerrard is an Olympian and Commonwealth swimming gold medalist, an Associate Professor of Sports Medicine at the University of Otago and Director of Development and Alumni Relations in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor.

10:45 Hidden Treasures

This week on Hidden Treasures Trevor Reekie previews new material from the ever charismatic Tom Waits; as well as Kiwi chanteuse Mel Parsons.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

11.05 Ideas: The Horn of Africa

The Horn of Africa is in the midst of the worst food crisis of the 21st century. Twelve million people are in dire need of food – 750,000 of them, according to the United Nations, are at risk of starvation over the next four months. Chris Laidlaw explores the origins and geo-politics of the crisis with Otago University professor of International Relations Robert Patman; and Jeremy Rose talks to Adam Awad, a refugee from Somalia and Ethiopian refugee and writer Yilma Tafere Tasew.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose

11.55 Feedback

What you, the listeners, say on the ideas and issues that have appeared in the programme.