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8:12 Insight: Korea’s Host Bars

Insight looks at the rapid change in South Korea that has made dents in traditional values, leading to new social activities including bars where woman pay for male companions
Written and presented by the BBC’s Lucy Williamson.

8:40 Steve Gurney – Risky Business

For adventurer Steve Gurney, life is about taking risks and he fears that New Zealand society has become over-regulated, risk-averse, and wrapped in cotton wool. His challenge is to let children make mistakes, climb trees and play bullrush – to help them learn how to find their limits in later life.
Eating Dirt, by Steve Gurney, is published by Random House.

9:06 Mediawatch

It’s two years since the first of a string of disasters struck in the South Island, testing our news media like never before.  This weekend Mediawatch asks an outsider who experienced both the Christchurch quakes and the Pike River tragedy how well the media performed.  And one year after the demise of The News of The World, is the world better off without Britain’s top-selling tabloid? Or has its death damaged democracy by frightening the formerly fearless folk of Fleet Street? 
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9.45 Emma Rogan – 100 Days

Emma talks to Chris about the trials and triumphs of her 100 days of design project.
Emma Rogan is a partner at Auckland design company Apropos and founder of New Zealand’s 100 Days Project. Her work has been awarded and recognised by the NZ Best Awards, Communication Arts, The Webby Awards and Adobe.
She is speaking at the TEDx event in Auckland on October 6.

10:06 Ideas: Growing Communities

Epuni Primary School’s Common Unity Project aims to produce enough fruit and vegetables to feed not only the school’s 110 pupils but their families as well. It’s a classic example of what’s been called Asset Based Community Development – or ABC Development. Ideas visits Epuni Primary School in Lower Hutt and talks to the project’s volunteer coordinator Julia Milne; Jim Diers, a proponent of the ABCD movement, tells Jeremy Rose about Seattle’s Strong Communities Initiative; and Denise Bijoux of Inspiring Communities talks to Chris Laidlaw about the proliferation of asset-based community projects in New Zealand.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose.

10.55 Today’s Track

City that Care Forgot, by Dr John, featuring Eric Clapton and Ani DiFranco. From the 2008 Grammy Award-winning album of the same name, by Dr John and the Lower 911.

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 – National List MP Simon Rogers-Flaccid struggles to get his head around child poverty.

11.12 Zhu Feng – Balance of Power

Professor Zhu Feng, from Peking University in Beijing, is one of the world’s leading authorities on China’s foreign policy and North Asian security issues. He’s now based at Victoria University where he holds the Sir Howard Kippenberger Visiting Chair for 2012.
He will deliver the annual Kippenberger Lecture on 3 September on the topic:  ‘China's Response to America's Asia-Pacific Rebalancing: Implications for Regional Order’.

11.40 Rob Strathdee – Learning for the Labour Market

Rob Strathdee says more can be done to reduce the influence of social background on educational achievement. Professor Strathdee, Head of the School of Education Policy and Implementation at Victoria University, talks to Chris about the connection between education and the labour market, and what needs to change to allow education to help deliver the promise of social mobility. He delivers his inaugural lecture, 'Social Class, economic change and the competition for advancement through education', on 4 September and it is open to the public.

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