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8:12 Insight: Voters Turn Away

As submissions to the Select Committee inquiry into the election close, Insight investigates why more than one-third of those eligible to vote chose not to.  Is there anything that can be done to turn the statistics around?
Produced by Philippa Tolley.

8:40 Barbara Arrowsmith-Young – Brain Change

Barbara was born with severe learning disabilities that saw her labeled stupid and stubborn. But she was also born with gifts that helped her to invent a treatment to overcome her problems. She is the creator the Arrowsmith Program and School which use the principles of neuroplasticity to change the way brains learn – and change the lives of children struggling the way she struggled in her early years.
The Woman Who Changed Her Brain, by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young is published by HarperCollins.
Barbara is attending next month’s Auckland Writers and Readers Festival.

9:06 Mediawatch

Mediawatch this week looks at moves to put the spotlight on professional lobbyists at parliament and ask if journalists are on their agenda along with the politicians. Mediawatch also asks why New Zealand’s best-known business-backed think tanks are teaming up to try and get noticed; and how a big name broadcaster confronts claims of a conflict of interest.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Sarah Murray – Cartoon War

Marking the 20th anniversary of New Zealand’s Cartoon Archive, Sarah Murray, curator of colonial history at the Canterbury Museum, has produced A Cartoon War. The publication charts the role editorial cartoons played in this country during the First World War. Sarah talks to Chris about cartoonists’ strength of support for the war and their denigration of opposing voices, and of the importance of cartoons as historical sources.
A Cartoon War is published by Fraser Books for the NZ Cartoon Archive.
The publication is a monograph which will not be available in bookshops, but can be purchased from the Cartoon Archive at the Turnbull Library in Wellington. Ph (04) 4743154 or email: Price: $35

10:06 10:06 New Flags Flying – Independence for Fiji

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, Sai Lealea, commentator and blogger on Fiji affairs, joins Ian, Michael and Chris to discuss colonisation, independence, ongoing political and military ructions in Fiji, and what the future may hold for that country.
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 features new music from a multi-cultural collective recorded in Tel Aviv; and commemorates the passing of one of the blues lesser-known prodigies, J B Lenoir.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

11.05 Ideas: Pakeha Maori

It’s three decades since the first kohanga reo were founded – an educational initiative by and for Maori. But since the beginning the total immersion Maori pre-schools have had a small number of Pakeha students. Alex Barnes, a third generation Pakeha, talks to Jeremy Rose about growing up bilingual. And Chris Laidlaw talks to historian Angela Wanhalla, of Kai Tahu and Irish descent, about the history of Pakeha Maori.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose

11.55 Feedback

What the listeners have to say on today’s programme.