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7:08 James Higham - The Mythical Solutions to Aviation Emissions

Over the last few decades the big players in the aviation industry like Boeing have pointed to new technologies like hydrogen fuel cells, composite airframes and biofuels as a route to make air travel sustainable. But a new report by an international coalition of authors says those solutions are either physically impractical or don't provide nearly enough improvements in efficiency to compensate for the rapid growth in air travel. One of the authors of the study is James Higham - he's a professor of tourism studies at Otago University.

7:20 Lance Burdett - Police negotiation

Lance Burdett

Lance Burdett Photo: Supplied

This week's siege of a house near Kawerau where four police officers were shot has highlighted the importance of negotiation. The alleged offender gave himself up without a fight after an overnight standoff with armed police and defence force personnel. Lance Burdett is the New Zealand Director of the International Association of Hostage Negotiators and spent 22 years with the police - much of it training 111 staff to deal with violent or suicidal callers.

7:30 News headlines

7:32 The Week in Parliament

7:47 T.A. Sayers - Rena Rahui

It's been more than four years since the cargo ship Rena smashed into the Astrolabe Reef off the coast of Tauranga in New Zealand's worst ever maritime disaster. Now a coalition of conservationists, scuba divers, recreational fishers and local Maori are campaigning to protect the reef through a temporary ban on fishing within roughly 5.5km of the reef. One of the leaders of the campaign is TA Sayers - he's a marine biologist who whakapapa's to the Motiti Islands and is acting as a technical consultant for the Motiti Rohemoana Trust.

8:12 Insight: Myanmar's Future

Art on display in Yangon,Myanmar, in celebration of the River Gallery's 10th anniversary.

Art on display in Yangon, Myanmar, in celebration of the River Gallery's 10th anniversary. Photo: RNZ / Graeme Acton

As Myanmar's parliament prepares to select a new President to lead the country into a more democratic future, the debate continues over solutions to a host of political and social problems and just what role the army and its MPs will play.This week Insight travels to one of the poorest countries in Asia - where the euphoria of the election victory has given way to pragmatic politics, and where the demands of ethnic minorities grow louder by the day. Graeme Acton reports on what lies ahead.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.

8:40 Katie Pickles - Ruptured Christchurch

Katie Pickles

Katie Pickles Photo: Supplied

Professor Katie Pickles says that the Canterbury earthquakes "shunted Christchurch society off its colonial tracks". She says that the physical ruptures of the earth forced an abrupt rupture with the past, and is also requiring us to look at a future of unexpected possibilities. Katie Pickles is Professor and Head of History at the University of Canterbury and she discusses her new book, Christchurch Ruptures.

9:06 Mediawatch

One of the most powerful people in the New Zealand media steps down, and a business journalist says broadcasters are dropping the ball on business news. Also: Why RNZ is quietly rejigging its music output, and two cases of "careful what you wish for".
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Marilyn Garson - Promoting business from Hokianga to Gaza

Marilyn Garson, Kabul

Marilyn Garson in Kabul following an international women's day speech. Photo: supplied

Marilyn Garson arrived in New Zealand from Canada 30 years ago and settled in the Hokianga where she worked as a weaver, a business coach and trainer. Taking those business skills overseas to work in war-affected communities, Marilyn has spent the past 18 years creating jobs in Cambodia, Afghanistan and, most recently, Gaza.

10:06 Bonnie Raitt - On Song

Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Raitt Photo: supplied

Ten times Grammy winner, and one of the most recognisable voices and guitarists of any musical artist to come out of the US, Bonnie Raitt joins Wallace to talk about her new album, her influences and the American election.



10:32 Jose Ramos-Horta - Timor-Leste Today

Jose Ramos-Horta & Wallace Chapman

Jose Ramos-Horta with Wallace Chapman Photo: RNZ/Dru Faulkner

From 1975 to 1999 Timor-Leste, (formerly known as East Timor), was invaded and occupied by Indonesia. Over the course of the 24 year occupation, one-third of the Timorese population perished. Dr Jose Ramos-Horta was in exile during that time, but lead a campaign that ultimately saw his country become an independent nation. He became its Prime Minister and then President, and received a Nobel Peace Prize. He is now the United Nations' special representative and Head of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau.

11:12 Bruno Bouchard - A Band of One-Man Bands

L'orchestre d'Hommes-orchestres

L'orchestre d'Hommes-orchestres Photo: supplied

Bruno Bouchard is the frontman for a band of one-man-bands called L'orchestre d'Hommes-orchestres. They're in New Zealand with their banjos, bells, bottles and suitcases to perform the work of singer-songwriter Tom Waits. Bruno explains what audiences can expect to see from this multi-instrument, part-circus, part concert extravaganza.

11:33 Julia Middleton - On Cultural Intelligence

You've heard of IQ and EQ but what about CI? Julia Middleton has written a book explaining just what Cultural Intelligence is, and why the leaders of the world need to have more of it. She speaks to Wallace about why cultural intelligence is essential for cities, countries and bosses as the world gets smaller and the challenges get greater.