Navigation for Sunday Morning

8:12 Insight: Roads of Significant Expense

It's three years since the Government embarked on the country's most expensive ever road building programme.  Even ardent supporters question the affordability and suggest the Government explore other ways to fund the roads. Insight looks at the progress made so far and at the lingering doubts over whether the roads of national significance are needed.
Written and presented by Clint Owens.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.

8:40 Makhenkesi Arnold Stofile – ANC at 100

Makhenkesi Arnold Stofile is in New Zealand for a conference marking 100 years of the African National Congress. A former Minister of Sport in the ANC government, Rev Stofile was jailed under the apartheid regime and visited New Zealand in 1984 to lead the campaign against the proposed All Blacks tour of South Africa. He’s ambassador to Germany and an ordained minister of the Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa.

9:06 Mediawatch

Mediawatch looks at the media response to the scandal that turned silver into gold for Valerie Adams – and other winners and losers of the way the Olympics played out in the media. Mediawatch also talks to an online innovator with a bold plan to bring us quality journalism; and an Aussie entrepreneur spending a small fortune battling Rupert Murdoch's media across the Tasman.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9.45 Rob Morrison – Green Growth

Rob Morrison is chairman of Pure Advantage, a not-for-profit group of business leaders advocating environmentally-friendly economic growth.

10:06 Ideas: Non-Violent Resistance

On Wednesday India celebrated its 66th Independence Day – an independence that was won through a truly epic struggle. And no one played a bigger part in ensuring that struggle avoided mass armed confrontation than Mahatma Gandhi. To call the struggle non-violent would be misleading – the British reacted brutally to Gandhi and his followers; and to call the Gandhi led campaign passive is even more misleading – it was active, confrontational, and required extraordinary courage. And similar courage and purpose was required by the people of Parihaka who practised non-violent resistance decades before Gandhi became famous for it. We explore the idea of non-violent resistance with Professor Norman Finkelstein – the author of What Gandhi Says About Non Violence, Resistance and Courage (Orbooks); and Rachel Buchanan, the author of The Parihaka Album (Awa Press.)
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose.

10.55 Today’s Track
June Tabor & Oysterband with Love Will Tear Us Apart from the album Ragged Kingdom.

11.05 Down the List

Where does the real power in New Zealand lie? That’s right, with a bunch of bureaucrats, underlings, officials, and lowly-ranked list MPs that you and I have never heard of.  Whether it’s in sport, politics, commerce, education or the arts, the only way to find out what’s really going on in this country is by going ... Down the List. Written by Dave Armstrong and produced by Radio New Zealand’s Drama department.  Today, what are Labour’s tactics in opposing the National-led Government? Is it a real tactic to simply hope that National stuffs up so much that it loses the next election?

11.11 Hilary Charlesworth – Culture and Human Rights

Hilary Charlesworth is Professor and Director of the Centre for International Governance and Justice in the Regulatory Institutions Network at the Australian National University. She also holds an appointment as Professor of International Law and Human Rights in the College of Law, ANU. She’s in New Zealand to deliver the 2012 Shirley Smith Address, the annual lecture presented by the Wellington branch of the NZ Law Society Women in Law Committee. Her address is titled “'Keeping Women in their Place – the question of 'Culture' in International Law” and she talks to Chris about how the idea of ‘culture’ is used to reduce the rights of women.

The Shirley Smith Address is a free public event on Tuesday 21 August, 5.30pm to 7pm, in room GBLT1 at the Victoria University Law School, Pipitea campus.

11.40 Musical Journeys

Chris Laidlaw invites listeners to have a say on this musical journey around the world. This week we feature tracks from musicals in London's West End.

11.55 Feedback

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