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8:12 Insight Is the Gender Gap Closing?

Women in New Zealand were the first in the world to win the right to vote in national elections, and this country consistently rates highly in international reports on the gender gap. A Global Gender Gap report recently published by the World Economic Forum ranks this country 7th out of 136. But despite significant progress over the past 120 years, women are under-represented on boards and at parliament, earn on average 13 per cent less than men, and sexual violence remains a serious problem. Erina O'Donohue examines some of the challenges still faced by women in New Zealand in 2014.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.

8:40 Mu Sochua – Political Crisis in Cambodia

Mu Sochua, a former Minister of Women’s Affairs in Cambodia, is a member-elect of the National Assembly for the Cambodia National Rescue Party. In the past month more than 100,000 Cambodians marched through Phnom Penh calling for the Prime Minster of 28 years, Hun Sen, to step down and for fresh elections. Four protesters have been killed by government forces and there is a crackdown on freedom of assembly. Mu Sochua talks to Colin about what’s happening – and her hopes for her country.

9:06 Mediawatch

Mediawatch looks at how Kim Dotcom’s had the media dancing to his tune lately, and asks a prominent entrepreneur why he's buying into online news outlets. Also – how coverage of David Bain’s wedding upset newspaper readers, and two stories sparking complaints about political correctness gone mad.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Zoe George – From the Outfield

Sunday Morning’s new sports commentator Zoe George with her own particular take on what’s going on in the world of sport. Zoe George blogs for The Wireless at ‘Fair Game’. She is a Radio New Zealand producer, and is also working towards a Masters in Sport and Exercise. She is a former international cricket administrator and feminist who enjoys baking.

10:06 Ideas Thomas Keneally

To focus attention on what he called “one of the central moral issues of our time”, prolific Australian author Thomas Keneally last year edited and contributed to A Country Too Far - Writings on Asylum Seekers. It’s a collection of works by 27 Australian writers (and one New Zealander, Stephanie Johnson). Many of Keneally’s novels deal with the upheaval of war, poverty and emigration – including the experience of his own Irish ancestors. He won worldwide acclaim and the Man Booker Prize for Schindler's Ark, which was later made into a Hollywood blockbuster, Schindler's List.
Thomas Keneally is in New Zealand in March for the New Zealand Festival Writers Week.

11:05 Down the List

Is the Internet Party a serious contender for parliament or just a personal vanity project for Kim Dotcom?
Down the List is written by Dave Armstrong and produced by Adam Macaulay and Duncan Smith from the RNZ Drama Department.

11:12 Fred Vogelstein – Platform Wars

Fred Vogelstein is the author of Dogfight - How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution.  Is the dogfight between Apple and Google really something that should affect and interest all of us? Vogelstein says it is, and that the technology giants are not only battling for your hearts and minds – they want to become the operating system of your life.

11:40 Wayne Brittenden’s Counterpoint

As if the hazards at Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daichi nuclear plant needed to worsen, more highly radioactive water has leaked in one of the reactors.  Wayne looks at growing international  unease in the aftermath of the meltdown and the surrounding political winds. Colin follows up with Arnie Gundersen a former nuclear industry executive, and now chief engineer at the Fairewinds organisation.