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8:12 Insight New Zealand’s UN Security Council Bid

New Zealand is campaigning to win a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council in 2015-16. The Prime Minister, John Key, justifies the bid by saying this country will benefit economically as it develops ties with countries with which it usually has little contact. Critics say it should not be about money, but about the contribution New Zealand can make to international security and human rights. Radio New Zealand's political editor Brent Edwards investigates New Zealand's motives for seeking a Security Council seat, and whether it can make a difference.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.

8:40 Bryan Gould – Myths and Money

Bryan Gould believes we are losing faith in the democratic process. He talks to Chris about politicians’ surrender of our democracy to those who control the global economy.
Bryan Gould is a former UK Labour Party MP and former vice-chancellor of the University of Waikato. His book Myths, Politicians & Money: The Truth Behind the Free Market, is published by Palgrave Macmillan.

9:06 Mediawatch

Mediawatch looks at the anguished and angry debate sparked by TV3’s ‘Roastbusters’ expose this past week. Mediawatch also asks if TV3’s current affairs is leaning towards showbiz under its new management; how our most enduring magazines might soon be in the hands of a German giant; and yet another TV shopping channel.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Terry McCashin – Beer Revolution

In 1981, Terry McCashin and his wife Bev sparked a big change in beer brewing in New Zealand when they opened Mac’s Brewery in Nelson. Terry McCashin joins Chris to talk about beer, sweat and tears.
The McCashin’s Story is published by Random House.

10:06 Ideas Leadership and Social Change

This week in Ideas we address how leadership in sport can have an impact on social change and vice versa. We talk to four influential leaders within rugby. Graham Mourie discusses his decisions around the 1981 Springbok tour; Sir Brian Lochore on leadership styles of a more conservative era; Farah Palmer on being a trail-blazer in a male dominated environment; and Ken Laban on Pacific Island leadership in sport.
Produced by Zoe George.

10:55 Today’s Track

Grammy Award-nominated American singer-songwriter Neko Case will be performing in Wellington next March as part of the 2014 New Zealand Festival. From her 2013 album with the very long title of The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You, we play ‘Night Still Comes’.

11:05 Down the List

Are things looking up for the Black Caps? Probably not.
Down the List is written by Dave Armstrong and produced by Adam Macaulay and Duncan Smith from the RNZ Drama Department.

11:12 John Stenhouse – Evolution of Fitzroy

Captain Robert Fitzroy, illegitimate descendant of Charles II, was said to be a devout Christian with a filthy temper. He captained HMS Beagle, the survey ship that carried Charles Darwin around the world between 1831 and 1836. He also served as the second governor of New Zealand, was a staunch defender of Maori rights, and pioneered the science of weather forecasting. John Stenhouse recently co-authored a paper that attempts to form a fuller account of Fitzroy and his career.
John Stenhouse is associate professor of History at the University of Otago.
‘The Two Faces of Robert Fitzroy, Captain of HMS Beagle and Governor of New Zealand’, Authors: Diane B. Paul, John Stenhouse, Hamish G. Spencer. Source: The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 88, No. 3 (September 2013), pp. 219-225. Published by: The University of Chicago Press

11:40 Wayne Brittenden’s Counterpoint

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy, on November 22, 1963. While the numerous theories of assassination plots continue to be debated, many aspects of the man himself are either forgotten or unknown. Wayne looks at the Kennedy presidency, and Chris follows up with US historian Lawrence Wittner.