Sunday Morning for Sunday 24 February 2013
8:12 Insight: Hillary Clinton
After she relinquishes her job as US Secretary of State, the BBC's State Department Correspondent, Kim Ghattas, looks back over Clinton’s career.
8:40 Glen Chilton – Alien Invaders
Ornithologist Glen Chilton’s been traveling the world to investigate introduced species that are creating biological devastation in their new homes. He talks to Chris about the miserable wallabies of Loch Lomond, and the plight of the sexy but dangerous Ruddy Duck.
The Last Place You’d Look for a Wallaby, by Glen Chilton, is published by UQP.
Many of us use online social networks to have a say on all manner of stuff – including TV shows – and even though many viewers don’t bother with Facebook and Twitter, television in the future may end up being tailored to the tastes of those who do. Mediawatch also looks at how the media got the wrong end of the stick on the 'plastic princess' controversy; what upheaval at a big publisher might mean for our papers; and how news of slavery on our seas went round the world last year – yet the bid to end it barely made the news locally last week.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9.40 John Loughhead – Energy Planning
Professor John Loughhead is executive director of the UK Energy Research Centre. He was in New Zealand recently to attend The Energy Conference 2013, looking at energy innovation for a sustainable society.
10:06 Ideas: Eradicating Disease
Fifty years after New Zealand had its last case of wild polio the world is on the cusp of eradicating the disease for good. D’Arcy Lunn of the Global Poverty Project talks about The End of Polio Campaign; Otago University associate professor of public health Michael Baker discusses what other contagious diseases could be eradicated by vaccines; and Robert Beaglehole on the ambitious 25 by 25 campaign that aims to cut the number of deaths by non- communicable diseases by 25 percent internationally.
Produced by Jeremy Rose.
10.55 Today’s Track
Spitfire, by Public Service Broadcasting from their 2012 EP – The War Room. Public Service Broadcasting is a London-based duo which takes samples from Second World War-era public information films, archive footage and propaganda material and sets these to new, original 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, controversy over the deal for a new convention centre in Auckland.
11.12 Jared Diamond – Learning from Tradition
In his new book, The World Until Yesterday, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared Diamond reveals how tribal societies offer a window into how our ancestors lived for millions of years and provide unique insights into human nature. He says that while the West has global dominance, it does not necessarily have the best ideas about raising children, caring for the elderly, or living well.
The World Until Yesterday, by Jared Diamond, is published by Allen Lane.
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, this weekend Italians go to the polls, with a colourful list of candidates that includes disgraced former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. The 76-year-old billionaire and media tycoon is attempting a comeback in his newly-formed People of Freedom Party. Wayne looks at the present political winds in Italy that seem to be sweeping away some uncomfortable historical truths. Chris follows up with Frank Rosengarten, a New York-based retired professor of Italian studies.