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7:06 News and current affairs

8:12 Insight A Defence Force Facing Change

With the military back from Afghanistan, New Zealand’s latest combat mission is over. Is it time to consider whether this country still needs the same kind of defence force, and what does the future hold as the force turns its attention to issues closer to home? These include potential instability in the South Pacific, the constant threat of natural disasters in the region and increasing pressure on New Zealand’s maritime borders. Radio New Zealand’s defence reporter Kate Newton asks whether those challenges are best met by a fully militarised defence force, or if New Zealand should build on its reputation as a peace-keeper by looking at non-military alternatives.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.

8:40 News and current affairs

9:06 Mediawatch

An investigative journalist tells Mediawatch the scandal surrounding football's World Cup could prove to be the biggest PR disaster in history. Also: How the PM’s people gave the media a heads-up by mistake; a sense-of-humour-failure sparked by public funding for a political satirist; and the media reaction to the demise of John Banks.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Wayne Brittenden’s Counterpoint

Following a recent highly critical editorial in the New York Times, and a damning report from Human Rights Watch, the harsh US prison system has come in for new scrutiny. Wayne looks at incarceration American-style and Wallace follows up with David Fathi, Director of the National Prison Project at the American Civil Liberties Union.

10:06 Tuma Hazou – The PLO at 50

Tuma Hazou was born in Jerusalem and fled with his family to Bethlehem in 1947 – as a result of the skirmishes leading up to what the Palestinians refer to as the Nakba (the catastrophe) and Israelis know as the War of Independence. He spent his working life as a journalist with the BBC, ABC, and as a media advisor to Prince Hassan, the then Crown Prince of Jordan.

10:30 David Robie – Human rights in the Pacific

AUT professor of journalism David Robie talks to Wallace Chapman about his new book Don’t Spoil My Beautiful Face: Media, Mayhem & Human Rights in the Pacific, Little Island Press

11:05 Jason Shon Bennett – Eat Less and Live Long

New research released this week shows that fasting may actually be good for your immune system. Author and fasting advocate, Jason Shon Bennett joins us to talk about the secrets to longevity he found when researching centenarians. The author of Eat less, Live Long discusses how eating less food and better quality food can transform your life and why the world’s oldest people are also the world’s healthiest.

11:25 Chris Howard – Travel and the Digital Umbilical Cord

The advent of social media has changed the way we travel. Dr Chris Howard has been researching how young people on their OE’s are experiencing travel quite differently from their parents’ generation. The ability to be connected all the time and from anywhere in the world is having a dramatic effect on our overseas experience and the rite of passage is definitely not what it used to be. Chris Howard will talk about how cutting the digital umbilical cord might help us have a more meaningful trip.

11:40 Warwick Henderson – Collecting Art

Auckland gallery owner Warwick Henderson has had 40 years of buying, selling and collecting art. He has written Behind the Canvas, and Insiders Guide to the New Zealand Art Market and he joins us with some pointers on how to spot a good painting and where to start if you want to begin building your own collection. He’ll be de-mystifying the mysterious art process for us and telling us what to look out for and what to avoid.


Music played in this show

Artist: Nick Waterhouse
Song: High Tiding
Composer: Kyle Stephens/ Nick Waterhouse
Album: Holly
Label:Create Control
Broadcast Time: 8:55

Artist: Christy Essien
Song: Take Life Easy
Broadcast Time: 9:40

Artist: Amal Murkus
Song: Ya Oud
Album: Amal
Label: Hemisphere
Broadcast Time: 10:30

Artist: Lee Fields & the Expressions
Song: Magnolia
Composer: JJ Cale
Album: Emma Jean
Label: Truth & Soul
Broadcast Time:10.55

Artist: Morrissey
Song: Istanbul
Composer: Morrissey
Album: World Peace Is None of Your Business
Label: Harvest/Capitol
Broadcast Time: 11:25

Artist: The Secret Sisters
Song: Dirty Lie
Composer: Bob Dylan / Laura Rogers / Lydia Rogers
Album: Put Your Needle Down
Label: Republic
Broadcast Time: 11:40