Sunday Morning for Sunday 25 March 2012
8:12 Insight: Growing Up In New Zealand – the first year
Insight looks at the second report from research by the University of Auckland, which is following a group of children for two decades from birth to find out more about their health and well being, education, psychological and cognitive development, the child's neighbourhood and environment, and culture and identity. Teresa Cowie spent time with some of the families as the first report came out and she returns to find out what has been happening since then.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.
8:40 David Robinson – Research for Sale
David Robinson is a Senior Consultant to Education International (the global federation of teachers’ unions). He recently visited New Zealand to give lectures on the theme ‘Vandals at the Gate - the privatisation of education in New Zealand and around the world’, and talks to Chris about how the commercialisation of tertiary education is changing the nature of universities.
David Robinson’s visit to NZ was organised by the Tertiary Education Union.
This weekend Mediawatch asks if the days are numbered for the remaining evening papers; and what can happen now that broadcasters are blogging – and bloggers are broadcasting. The Search and Surveillance Bill passes in spite of media opposition; and was 'Marmageddon' really the end of the world? Or just the media going mad last Monday?
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9:40 Mark Kruse – Questions of Quarks and Our Existence
In our occasional series on New Zealanders overseas, Chris talks to physicist Mark Kruse who went to Penrose High School and now does research on the experiments involving the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, trying to find out how the universe was formed. Mark has the happy knack of making physics accessible to those of us who can’t get our head around the subject, and talks to Chris about trying to answer the big philosophical questions about our existence.
Mark Kruse is Professor of Physics at Duke University, North Carolina.
10:06 New Flags Flying – Niue and Tonga
Between 1960 and 1990, strong winds of political change swept across Pacific countries. Broadcaster Ian Johnstone has captured this change in a series of interviews with Pacific leaders which he presents with his co-editor Michael Powles in a series called New Flags Flying. Sunday Morning features highlights from the series on the last Sunday of each month during 2012. This week Chris is joined by Ian and Michael and Colin Tukuitonga, the chief executive of the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs who grew up in Niue, to discuss colonisation and independence in Niue, and the unique story of the Kingdom of Tonga.
The full interviews with the Pacific leaders can be heard on Radio New Zealand International
10:45 Hidden Treasures
This week on Hidden Treasures Trevor Reekie showcases a track from the new self-released album by Christchurch folk-roots band The Eastern, an album that recently scaled the NZ charts.
Produced by Trevor Reekie
11.05 Ideas: Taxing Our Way to the Promised Land
Oxfam New Zealand senior policy advisor Sarah Meads and CTU economist Bill Rosenberg make the case for a tobin – or Robin Hood – tax; Susan Guthrie, co-author of the ‘Big Kahuna’, discusses the tax implications of a universal basic income or UBI; and economic historian Brian Easton takes us through the history of tax in New Zealand.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose
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