Sunday Morning for Sunday 6 November 2011
8:12 Insight: Child Poverty
About 200,000 children live in hardship in New Zealand and social service providers fear poverty is getting worse, not better. Political Editor, Brent Edwards, considers how bad the situation really is and the effect it is having on children.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.
8:40 Vicky Duncan – Otiwhiti Station
Vicky talks to Chris about the history of Otiwhiti Station in the rugged Rangitikei hill-country that's been home to the pioneering farming family, the Duncans, since the 1880s. At the heart of the story are the late Sir Tom, (TA) Duncan and Lady Duncan, the founders of the Duncan Trust which first opened a polio hospital in Wanganui and still today supports the sick and the young in need of help.
'Otiwhiti Station' by the Duncan Family, is published by Random House.
Back in 1960, Nixon and Kennedy discovered that how you look on TV can be more important than what you actually say when you want to get elected. Fifty years later, is the same still true in New Zealand? Or is the internet and the so-called ‘new media’ finally changing the game? Mediawatch also looks at official inquiries into the media in Australia, which could make an impact here; and the futile hunt for the planet’s seven-billionth baby.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9:40 Janet Holmes – Work Talk
Janet Holmes discusses the pitfalls and possibilities of cross-cultural communication in the workplace, and how we can learn from each other.
Janet Holmes is Professor of Linguistics at Victoria University.
10:06 Fleur Sullivan – Life and Food, But Mostly Life
Pioneering restaurateur Fleur Sullivan, now 72, changed the world of dining out for many when she opened Oliver’s in Clyde in the 1970s, and now runs two restaurants in North Otago. She talks to Chris about her life – from marrying the least boring boy in Oamaru, her escape from domestic violence, to going it alone with three small children, surviving cancer, and catching fish.
‘Fleur: the Life and times of Pioneering Restaurateur Fleur Sullivan’ is published by Random House.
10:45 Hidden Treasures
This week on Hidden Treasures, Trevor Reekie features a British national treasure, June Tabor and the Oyster Band covering one of the most influential and treasured songs of the 1980’s.
Produced by Trevor Reekie
11.05 Ideas: Roger Kerr – His Life and Influences
On Thursday a who’s who of the political and business worlds gathered at Wellington’s Old St Paul’s to say a final farewell to long-time Business Roundtable executive director Roger Kerr who died on Friday 30 October. In memory of Roger Kerr we’re replaying a 2009 interview with him where he reflects on his life, his ideas and the individuals and thinkers who influenced him.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose
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