Navigation for Sunday Morning

8:12 Insight: Prison Smoking Ban

Insight investigates how prisons and inmates are coping three months after the smoking ban was brought in.
Written and presented by Tim Graham
Produced by Philippa Tolley.

8:40 Rob Mundle – Bligh the Hero

Rob Mundle reckons Captain Bligh, of mutiny fame, has had a bad rap. Vilified in movies and with nobody to clear his name, Mundle sets out to paint what he calls the true picture of Bligh – a great sailor, brilliant navigator, adventurer, leader, and a man with the courage of his convictions.
Bligh: Master Mariner, by Rob Mundle, is published by Hodder

9:06 Mediawatch

Mediawatch talks to two people tracking who owns what in the New Zealand media. They say international owners have never been more dominant than they are today. But does that matter? Mediawatch also looks at how the media can’t seem to get enough of certain political party leaders, but discussion of policies and issues is harder to find; and a look at how the All Black captain was mocked in the media on the day of his 100th test.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Dianne Bardsley – Footy Talk

In our monthly language slot, Dianne and Chris take a clinical look at rugby-speak and today Dianne has some questions for Chris. She senses blood, tries on a Canterbury clothesline, and is forced to take an early shower.
Dr Dianne Bardsley is a lexicographer and Director of the NZ Dictionary Centre at Victoria University.

10:06 Jock Vennell – The Forgotten General

Major-General Sir Andrew Russell was a distinguished soldier and has been described as ‘the one military commander of genius that New Zealand produced in the 20th century’ – yet few have heard of him. Historian and journalist Jock Vennell has researched Russell and talks to Chris about his life, and why it has taken so long for his story to be told.
The Forgotten General, by Jock Vennell, is published by Allen & Unwin.

10.40 Notes from the South with Dougal Stevenson

Dougal is trapped in the deadly embrace of a ravening worm. 

10:45 Hidden Treasures

This week on Hidden Treasures, Trevor Reekie digs up music from the EMI archives recorded on 78’s last century; as well as a track from the debut release from local singer-songwriter Kimbra.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

11.05 Ideas: Lived Philosophies – Hinduism

In this, the latest of our occasional Lived Philosophies series – where we explore a philosophy or religion by which people live their lives – we take a look at Hinduism. Jeremy Rose visits the Kilbirnie Hindu Temple in Wellington and talks to Bhani Bhana and Vandna Patel about their daily practice of the religion/philosophy, and Chris Laidlaw talks to Victoria University academic Rick Weiss about the origins and evolution of what is now known as Hinduism.
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.