Sunday Morning for Sunday 30 October 2011
8:10 Insight: MMP Debate
Insight features a special extended debate on the MMP referendum with former politicians Jim Bolger, Michael Cullen, Ruth Richardson and Jeanette Fitzsimons, and pro and anti-MMP campaigners.
Debate hosted by Philippa Tolley and Julian Robins.
Mediawatch has the final word on the Rugby World Cup. Was the wall-to-wall coverage over the top? Will it change the way the media covers sport in the future, and the public appetite for it? Mediawatch also runs through some embarrassing errors made in the media during the tournament; the election campaign kick-off; and why the media seem to think we’re all on drugs.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9:40 Wendy McGuinness – Development Dates
Wendy talks to Chris about Nation Dates, a book that presents a timeline of 218 key events, spanning the years 1770-2011, that have shaped the development of New Zealand as a nation. The Sustainable Future Institute has compiled this timeline as a record of the nation's past and a resource for the future.
Nation Dates: Significant events that have shaped the nation of New Zealand 1770-2011, by Wendy McGuinness and Miriam White, is published by the Sustainable Future Institute.
10:06 Robert Green – Cover-up
Robert is a former Royal Navy Commander who has written a book about his pursuit of the truth of the violent murder of his aunt, Hilda Murrell, in 1984. Aged 78, Hilda was about to testify on the unsolved problems of radioactive waste at the first British planning inquiry to a new nuclear power plant in Sizewell, Suffolk. Fearing harassment and interference, Robert’s book was printed in secrecy in New Zealand, where he now lives.
A Thorn in Their Side: The Hilda Murrell Murder, by Robert Green, is published by Rata Books.
10:45 Hidden Treasures
This week on Hidden Treasures Trevor Reekie pays tribute to Scottish folkie Bert Janch who passed away recently; and digs up new recordings by New York’s Kid Creole and Dunedin duo Haunted Love.
Produced by Trevor Reekie
11.05 Ideas: Outsider Art
This weekend has seen more than 150 artists taking part in the country’s first disability arts festival in Auckland. Chris Laidlaw talks to two of the InterACT Festival’s organisers, Paula Crimmens and Treena Armstrong, and Welsh actor and broadcaster Chris Tally Evans.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose
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