Sunday Morning for Sunday 26 August 2012
8:12 Insight: Kiwis in Oz – the trouble with jumping the ditch
As numbers moving to Australia soar, Insight looks at the experience of some New Zealanders as accusations are made about official discrimination.
Written and presented by Philippa Tolley.
8:40 Chris Turney – Beyond the Limits
In 1912 five separate teams were exploring Antarctica – expeditions from Britain, Norway, Australasia, Germany and Japan. Chris Turney tells the stories of these teams of adventurers and their lasting legacy for science.
Professor Chris Turney is a British geologist who has recently been awarded an Australian Research Laureate Fellowship with the University of New South Wales. His book, ‘1912: The Year the World Discovered Antarctica’ is published by The Text Publishing Company. Chris Turney is speaking at the Christchurch Writers Festival which starts next week.
A TV veteran tells Mediawatch about four decades in investigative journalism, and why he now fears for the future of it here. Mediawatch also looks at how a minister’s move to bypass the media backfired, some rough numbers for our newspapers, and the revival of a long tradition of telling Russia’s rulers where to get off.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9.45 David O’Sullivan – EU Neighbourhood
10:06 Ideas: Killing for Fun – The World of Violent Video Games
In 2009, Venezuela became the first country in the world to ban any and all video games that involved shooting people. To date New Zealand has banned seven games – the first, Manhunt, in 2003. Jeremy Rose talks to his 13-year old son, Edi Rose, about the attraction of shooting people on screen; deputy chief censor Nic McCully and classification officer Hamish McCormick talk us through the process of rating a video game; and academics professor Brad Bushman of Ohio State University and Waikato University’s Dr Gareth Schott discuss the evidence for the widely held belief that violent video games have a desensitising effect.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose.
10.55 Today’s Track
Don Adams with Home Again Hello.
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, funding potholes in the plan for Roads of National Significance.
11.12 New Flags Flying – Perspectives of Pacific Women
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 during 2012. Today, Dr Teresia Teaiwa joins Ian, Michael and Chris to talk about the role of Pacific women in political upheaval, and how some managed to overcome mistrust, suspicion and sexism to make major contributions to political life.
Teresia Teaiwa is a senior lecturer in Pacific Studies at Va'aomanu Pasifika, Victoria University.
The full interviews with the Pacific leaders can be heard on Radio New Zealand International http://www.rnzi.com/newflagsflying/
11.40 Musical Journeys
Chris Laidlaw invites listeners to have a say on this musical journey around the world.
What the listeners have to say on today’s programme.