Sunday Morning for Sunday 27 October 2013
8:12 Insight Matching Education and Jobs
As students discover they can't find work in their chosen field once they graduate, Insight explores how closely tertiary education and job prospects line up.
Written and presented by William Wray.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.
8:40 Lynley Dodd – Life of Lynley
Most New Zealanders know all about Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy, but much less is known about his creator, Lynley Dodd. She talks to Chris about growing up in the Kaingaroa Forest, and the road to becoming known around the world as a children’s author and illustrator.
The Life and Art of Lynley Dodd, by Finlay Macdonald, is published by Penguin.
Mediawatch looks at a bold investigation by Maori Television that’s been widely praised in the media, but annoyed some prominent people in Maoridom. Also – why Sky TV’s been sanctioned with a strongly-worded letter, loose reporting of the Len Brown affair, and what two former TV stars now say about the medium that made them rich and famous.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9:40 Briar Grace-Smith – The Paniora Play
With the launch of the 2014 New Zealand Festival programme this week, Chris talks to playwright Briar Grace-Smith about her new work which is set amongst the Māori-Spaniards of the East Coast, who are known as the Paniora.
Paniora opens in Wellington in February, as part of the New Zealand Festival.
10:06 Ideas Baha’i
In the latest of our occasional Lived Philosophies series we take a look at the Baha’i religion. Refugee Ramez Rowhani tells us about growing up in a Baha’i family in Iran; and Victoria University associate professor of public policy Graham Hassall talks us through the history and philosophy of the Baha’i faith.
Produced by Jeremy Rose.
10:55 Today’s Track
Sarah Jarosz with ‘Mile on the Moon’ from her 2013 album Build Me Up From Bones.
11:05 Down the List
National list MP Simon Rogers-Flaccid is getting seriously worried that his party is running out of coalition partners. He’s desperate to come up with ways to fix the problem so he doesn’t actually fall off the bottom of the list himself.
Down the List is written by Dave Armstrong and produced by Adam Macaulay and Duncan Smith from the RNZ Drama Department.
11:12 Paul Ehrlich – Predicting Collapse
Paul Ehrlich is Bing Professor of Population Studies at Stanford University and president of Stanford’s Centre for Conservation Biology. He has a special interest in cultural evolution and environmental ethics. He is visiting New Zealand for the 2013 Allan Wilson Lecture Series to deliver the lecture, ‘Avoiding Global Collapse’, in Auckland (29 October), Wellington (30 October), Christchurch (31 October), and Dunedin (1 November).
To book, visit the Allan Wilson Centre website
11:40 Wayne Brittenden’s Counterpoint
Further revelations of US surveillance operations in France and Germany have met with official anger, and little reassurance from Washington. Wayne looks at growing demands for new restraints on the US National Security Agency operations and Chris follows up with acclaimed German writer Ilija Trojanow, a formidable critic of the NSA.