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8:12 Insight: Teenage Self Harm – Behind the Scars

Insight investigates if more needs to be done to help teenagers in the face of research that indicates by the time they are 18, half of all young people have been involved in some form of self-harm.
Written and presented by Sally Round
Produced by Philippa Tolley.

8:40 Gordon Tietjens – Going for Gold

Fresh from the Wellington Sevens tournament, the coach of the All Blacks Sevens team, Gordon Tietjens, talks to Chris about his dominating track record, and getting ready for the Olympic Games.

9:06 Mediawatch

This weekend Mediawatch looks at the long goodbye to Sir Paul Holmes and how Gareth Morgan’s been copping it from cat lovers and football fans lately. We also hear from a New Zealander who’s in the US to check out new ways to pay for journalism over there. But would any of them work over here? And would we be happy if corporations paid the wages of our reporters?
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9.40 Mark Costello – Naming New Species

Associate Professor Mark Costello from the University of Auckland tells Chris that discovering and naming species is critical to their conservation and that species are more likely to be discovered than to go extinct, even though many face serious threats to their habitats and their existence.
Dr Costello’s research is published in the latest issue of Science: Costello MJ, May RM, Stork NE. (2013) Can we name Earth's species before they go extinct?

10:06 Ideas: Idle No More

Last Monday thousands of indigenous people from across Canada took to the streets in the latest of a series of protests organised by the Idle No More movement. The movement began just a few months ago as a Facebook page and is now being compared to the Occupy and the Arab Spring movements, as indigenous people from around the world stage protests in solidarity.  Ideas talks to: Vancouver-based Kiwi playwright David Geary; Marama Davidson of Te Wharepora Hou Maori women’s group, which has been organising protests in solidarity with Idle No More; and long-time environmental and Cree activist Clayton Thomas-Muller.
Produced by Jeremy Rose.

10.55 Today’s Track

We mark Bob Marley’s birthday on February 6 with South Auckland nine-piece reggae band Sweet & Irie and their song Psalms of Bob Marley. The track is from the 2012 album Irie Inspiration. (Dawn Raid Music)

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, Labour List MP Carmen Hack is concerned about David Shearer’s affordable homes promise but comes up with a creative solution to keep the building costs down.

11.12 Lockwood Smith – Farewell, Mr Speaker

Lockwood Smith left his job as Speaker of the House this week as he prepares for his new role as High Commissioner in London. Dr Smith talks to Chris about the highs and lows of his political career that has spanned nearly 30 years, the tricky task of keeping parliamentarians in line, and life on the farm far from Wellington.

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. Wayne’s topic this week is probably one of the most neglected figures in history. Despite championing crucial causes that were well before his time and playing an influential role in both the French and American revolutions, this great Enlightenment thinker has been marginalised by history. All will be revealed in Counterpoint, and Chris follows up with two American guests who help throw further light on an extraordinary figure. Can you guess the name?