Sunday Morning for Sunday 18 November 2012
8:12 Insight: Euro Crisis
The euro crisis continues to cast a dark shadow not just over Europe, but also the economies of the rest of the world, including New Zealand. Radio New Zealand's economics correspondent, Nigel Stirling, travelled to Europe and spoke to those hardest hit. He considers Europe's plan for getting out of this crisis and asks how confident the rest of the world should be that there isn't worse to come.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.
8:40 Greg Duncan – The Long Reach of Child Poverty
Distinguished Professor Greg Duncan, from the University of California, has spent three decades researching childhood poverty. He studies the long-term impact of childhood poverty, investing in preschool programmes, the relationship between early experiences and success at school, and how rising inequality affects children’s life chances.
Professor Duncan is the first recipient of the newly established Sir Frank Holmes Visiting Fellowship in Policy Studies at Victoria University.
Wednesday 21 November, 12.30 – 2pm, Lecture Theatre 2, Government Buildings (Stout Street), Wellington – a lecture titled Solutions to Child Poverty.
Monday 26 November, 5.30 – 7.30pm, Lecture Theatre 1, Rutherford House (23 Lambton Quay), Wellington – the Sir Frank Holmes Memorial Lecture titled The Long Reach of Early Childhood Poverty
This weekend Mediawatch looks at the strife at the BBC. How did the crimes of one creepy entertainer, and two bad calls by one single news programme, plunge the world's biggest broadcaster into crisis? And where does the buck stop at our public broadcaster? Mediawatch also talks to an American broadcaster pondering the media’s role in the fate of the world; and volunteer broadcasters here who are filling the gaps left by local radio.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9.40 James McCormick – What’s Next for US Foreign Policy
James McCormick, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Iowa State University, talks to Chris about the implications of the US election on American foreign policy in general and for the Asia-Pacific region in particular – and how current economic conditions in America will affect foreign policy in the immediate future. Professor McCormick’s visit to New Zealand is organised by the Fulbright New Zealand Alumni Association and Victoria University of Wellington
Fulbright Lecture: James McCormick – Implications of the US Elections: American Foreign Policy after 6 November. 6:00pm, Tuesday 20 November, Hunter Council Chamber, Hunter Building, Kelburn Campus, Victoria University of Wellington.
10:06 Ideas: Mai Chen on her life and influences
Mai Chen, along with her former partner in law Sir Geoffrey Palmer, is widely credited with setting up the country’s first US-style public law firm – Chen Palmer. So what drives this most driven of professional lobbyists? Chris Laidlaw talks to Mai Chen about her life and influences.
Produced by Jeremy Rose.
10.55 Today’s Track
A track from a new album by Joe Jackson where he interprets the music of the great Duke Ellington. As Joe says in the liner notes – “God knows what Duke would have thought of all this, but I’d like to think that he would at least be amused.” Today we play ‘It Don’t Mean a Thing (if it aint got that swing)’ with Joe Jackson and Iggy Pop on vocals and featuring Regina Carter on violin.
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, as Hobbit mania rises, two tourism officials consider the best way to capitalise on the film without incurring the wrath of Warner Brothers which jealously fends off any attempt to hitch a ride on the movie money train.
11.12 Baroness Vivien Stern – The Pain of Prison
Baroness Stern of Vauxhall is one of the world’s best known justice and prison reformers. She is primarily involved in reform on a global scale – currently a Member of the Advisory Council, ILANUD (United Nations Latin American Institute for Crime Prevention and the Treatment of Offenders); and Honorary Secretary-general, Penal Reform International; she was formerly a board member, Association for Prevention of Torture, Geneva 1993-2000; and Vice-president, Comité de Soutien, Français Incarcérés au Loin (FIL) 2001-07. She talks to Chris about progress to recognise the human rights of prisoners, and the vital role of prison staff and the wider community in prisoner rehabilitation.
11.40 Wayne Brittenden’s Counterpoint
Wayne Brittenden has been Radio New Zealand’s correspondent in several capital cities over the years. Each week he gives fresh insights into a wide variety of topics of national and international concern, followed by Chris Laidlaw’s discussion of the issue with guests. Today, New Zealand hosts a new round of talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), beginning in Auckland on December 3. The talks are between the US, New Zealand and nine other countries of the Asia-Pacific Rim. Wayne Brittenden takes a critical look at the broad scope of the talks, and Chris is joined by guests Jane Kelsey, Professor of Law at Auckland University, and Celeste Drake, an American trade policy specialist.