Sunday Morning for Sunday 9 June 2013
8:12 Insight Treaty Settlements – Halfway there?
Treaty settlements between the government and iwi have hit the halfway mark. The National-led Government has pushed through more than 30 packages in four years. Labour's record was 15 over nine years. Te Manu Korihi reporter Gareth Thomas looks at Treaty settlements – the tough negotiations, the winners and the losers.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.
8:40 Sylvia Nasar – Modern Economics
Sylvia Nasar is the author of A Beautiful Mind which inspired the academy award-winning movie and was translated into 30 languages. She was an economics correspondent for the New York Times and is Professor of Business Journalism at Columbia University. She spoke at the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival last month and she talks to Chris about her latest book, Grand Pursuit.
Grand Pursuit: The story of the people who made modern economics, by Sylvia Nasar, is published by HarperCollins.
Mediawatch looks at how two cartoons in two newspapers kick-started a row about racism and media standards. Will this have a lasting impact on the artists and their editors? And if not – should it? Also: Slip-ups in a major international story; how TV cooking contests are intruding on TV news; and why one man who says he's Jesus has attracted so much media attention lately.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9:40 Timothy Prestero – Lessons in Design
Timothy Prestero is the founder and CEO of Design that Matters, a non-profit company that designs products for the poor in developing countries. He was in New Zealand recently as a guest of Callaghan Innovation to speak at Technology Innovation Week. Tim and his team made a splash when they created the NeoNurture Infant Incubator, named one of Time Magazine's "50 Best Inventions of 2010." However, the product wasn't a hit with manufacturers or with hospitals in developing countries and forever remained a prototype. Design That Matters learned an important lesson from the experience – that good design must keep in mind who will procure equipment, who will be using it, as well as the myriad ways it could be used incorrectly. As Timothy Prestero says: "There's no such thing as a dumb user, there are only dumb products.”
10:06 Ideas Euthanasia
Bills supporting voluntary euthanasia have twice been debated by Parliament and twice voted down. But opinion polls show the majority of the public now support euthanasia and the last time it was debated in Parliament it was defeated by just two votes. With Labour MP Maryan Street’s End of Life Choice members bill in the ballot we could be about to go through the whole debate again. Ideas explores the arguments for and against euthanasia with: Dr Rodney Syme, the author of A Good Death: An Argument for Voluntary Euthanasia; Dr Sinead Donnelly a palliative care specialist who says euthanasia “puts the soul of medicine on trial”; and Carole Sweney, the president of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society of New Zealand.
Produced by Jeremy Rose.
10:55 Today’s Track
This week, some contemporary folk music from Finland – Gjallarhorn with ‘The Watersprite and the Maiden’.
11:05 Down the List
The Greens consider losing their ‘nice’ image and engage in a bit of biffo.
Down the List is written by Dave Armstrong and produced by Adam Macaulay and Duncan Smith from the RNZ Drama Department.
11:12 Paora Tapsell – Mapping Marae
A new website which takes visitors to the location of almost 750 marae throughout the country has just been launched. It was the brainchild of Otago University Professor Paora Tapsell and broadcaster Rereata Makiha. From 2008 Dr Tapsell led a research team to visit and document all of the tribal marae, driving thousands of kilometres around New Zealand to locate and photograph each site from the gateway. He fears that being so hard to find has put many marae in crisis, with new generations of Māori growing up without any connection to their home marae and therefore lacking a key to identity and well-being.
11:40 Wayne Brittenden’s Counterpoint
Turkey is in a state of turmoil, with uprisings in a number of cities. Many demonstrators are known to have been injured – some of them seriously – by the response of the police. Human rights groups have been deeply critical of the government’s handling of the situation. This week Wayne looks at some of the issues that have sparked off the unrest, and Chris follows up with Amnesty International’s researcher on Turkey, Andrew Gardner.