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8:12 Insight Can NZ Afford Another Big Quake?

The Earthquake Commission is struggling to pay for Canterbury's earthquakes.  People are also struggling to buy insurance, with the private insurance industry charging more, and covering less. Eric Frykberg asks whether the Earthquake Commission should be having such a difficult time after it has had 65 years to get ready for a major earthquake.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.

8:40 Fiona Farrell – Writing the Quakes

Fiona Farrell has been awarded the $100,000 Creative New Zealand Michael King Writer’s Fellowship to research and write twin books, one fiction and one non-fiction, inspired by her experiences of the Canterbury earthquakes and the rebuilding of the city.

9:06 Mediawatch

This weekend Mediawatch talks to the media boss who’s been appointed to the top job at Radio New Zealand – and the sensational spying scoop in one of his newspapers that's scalped a Government minister. Also on Mediawatch: How another political leader copped criticism from the columnists for comparing today’s Prime Minister with Muldoon.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Negar Partow – Election in Iran

Dr Negar Partow is an expert on Middle East politics, religion, human rights and international security. She talks to Chris about the Iranian presidential election which takes place on June 14 – the factions, the issues, and the likely impact on Iran’s foreign policy.
Dr Negar Partow is senior lecturer in Security Studies, Centre for Defence and Security Studies, at Massey University.

10:06 Ideas The Taxing Question of what Constitutes a Charity

New Zealanders give billions of tax-deductible dollars to charities each year and businesses owned by charitable trusts generate millions of dollars of tax free profits. As a result, hundreds of millions of dollars that would otherwise go into the consolidated fund are diverted to charities. Ideas speaks to Sensible Sentencing Trust spokesperson Garth McVicar and former Corso spokesperson David Small about the impact that losing charitable status has on an organisation. And former head of the Charities Commission Trevor Garrett and independent charities researcher Michael Gousmett reflect on the history, practice, and desirability of granting tax free status to charities.
Produced by Jeremy Rose.

10:55 Today’s Track

Steve Earle and The Dukes (and Duchesses) with ‘21st Century Blues’ from his latest album The Low Highway.

11:05 Down the List

Hamilton City Council has voted to remove fluoride from the town’s water supply.  Madeline Hatter, the leader of the Stop Fluoridation Campaign, is leaving town – and has her sights set on Wellington.
Down the List is written by Dave Armstrong and produced by Adam Macaulay and Duncan Smith from the RNZ Drama Department.

11:12 Tim Brodhead – Philanthropy and a Resilient Society

Tim Brodhead was from 1995 to 2011 President and Chief Executive Officer of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, based in Montreal. The mission of the Foundation is to create a more resilient society by enhancing inclusion, sustainability and social innovation. He is currently a senior fellow with Social Innovation Generation and was here recently for the Philanthropy New Zealand conference.

11:40 Wayne Brittenden’s Counterpoint

Reports that a US secret court ordered the Verizon phone company to hand over to the National Security Agency millions of phone records, and subsequent revelations that the agency taps directly into the servers of nine internet firms has astonished and angered many governments and the international public. Wayne looks at some of the implications and Chris follows up with Christopher Pyle, a US professor of constitutional law, and Andrew Levine, formerly a Professor of Political Philosophy who has written many books and articles in that field, and also contributed to the recent publication,  Barak Obama and the Politics of Illusion, that is related to the website Counterpunch.