Sunday Morning for Sunday 25 May 2014
7:08 News and Current Affairs
8:12 Insight Ngapuhi and Settlement Anguish
Lois Williams investigates the process surrounding Ngapuhi and efforts to negotiate a Treaty settlement with the Crown amid controversy over who should hold the mandate to speak on behalf of New Zealand’s biggest iwi. A poll is underway to elect the 22 representatives. Many say progress is needed urgently to breathe life into the Northland region's depressed and cash-strapped communities. But others say hapu, and their particular interests, are being shut out in the selection of who will negotiate with the Crown.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.
8:40 Alasdair Roberts – State Secrets
Alasdair Roberts is a Canadian professor at Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, and author of articles and books on public policy issues, especially relating to government secrecy and the exercise of government authority. He wrote Blacked Out: Government Secrecy in the Information Age, and talks to Wallace about private sector and public sector surveillance – and asks who is fighting for our right to privacy.
Mediawatch looks at how the cricket match-fixing scandal broke in the news, and asks if the unmasking of Player X was fair. Also, one writer’s bid to bring journalists and newsmakers together at “a circus with a purpose” and a new move to open up the TV archives.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9:40 Wayne Brittenden’s Counterpoint
Wayne looks at the use of our first names in all of our transactions these days, and the social implications. Wallace follows up with Auckland social critic Tony Watkins.
10:06 John Weaver – Suicide Beyond Depression
John Weaver has carried out one of the most comprehensive reviews of suicides in New Zealand after examining over 12,000 coroners’ reports from throughout the last century – 1900 to 2000. John Weaver wants to see a wider and more long-term view of suicide prevention, urging people to look beyond depression as the main cause of suicide – and to begin addressing some of the wider impacts of society.
Wallace talks to Professor Weaver, from McMaster University, Ontario, about his new book, Sorrows of a Century, published by Bridget Williams Books.
10:25 Sheri Fink – Life and Death in Hurricane Katrina
Pulitzer prize winner and New York Times investigative journalist, Sheri Fink, joins us to talk about her book Five Days at Memorial, – which chronicles the urgent life or death decisions made by one hospital’s exhausted doctors when they were cut off by the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.
10:50 Unexpected Review
A new feature for Sunday Morning – a regular review of a current book, film or television show, where we ask a well-known New Zealander to give us their thoughts on some aspect of popular culture. This week we're off to the movies with former Waitakere Mayor Bob Harvey who is going to give us his opinion on the movie Godzilla.
11:05 Down the List
Down the List is written by Dave Armstrong and produced by Adam Macaulay and Duncan Smith from the RNZ Drama Department.
11:12 Patrick Clifford – Architecture Gold Standard
Patrick Clifford has just received the prestigious Gold Medal for Career Achievement – one of the highest honours in the field of architecture. The Auckland-based architect will join us to reflect on some of his innovative designs including the Waitakere Civic Centre, the Campus Hub at Victoria University and the West Stand at Jade Stadium in Christchurch.
11:30 Paul Harrison – Psychology of Shopping
Australian consumer behavior expert, Dr Paul Harrison, knows every trick in the book that retailers use to lure in the unsuspecting shopper. He joins us to examine the psychology behind common consumer behavior and discusses how we can all benefit from a bit of rational thinking next time we’re at the supermarket.
11:45 Eleanor Ozich – Simple Food
Wholefood guru, cook, writer and columnist Eleanor Ozich believes that food doesn’t have to complicated, difficult or expensive. It’s all about cooking with simple and seasonal ingredients, to lovingly create something both wonderfully delicious and nourishing. She joins us to talk about her first book, My Petite Kitchen Cookbook.