Sunday 27 July 2014, with Wallace Chapman
7:08 Current affairs
Colin Craig on the Conservative Party’s election campaign, Associate Professor Grant Duncan on political hook-ups, French Polynesia president Gaston Flosse loses his appeal on corruption charges, the crisis of refugee children in the US, and Stephen Hewson with the latest from the Commonwealth Games.
Official figures show there are 260-thousand children living in poverty and reducing that number is a key focus for the Government. The Growing Up In New Zealand longitudinal study, which follows the lives of 7000 children and their families, is trying to find out which children are most at risk as early as possible and what can be done to improve their lives. As its researchers reveal their latest findings on child vulnerability, Radio New Zealand reporter, Anusha Bradley revisits six families involved in the study to see how they're getting on.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.
8:40 Susan Bissell – Girl Summit
The Girl Summit 2014, the first global conference dedicated to tackling female genital mutilation and forced marriage, was held in London this week. It was hosted by the UK Government and UNICEF. Susan Bissell, UNICEF's Chief of Child Protection, attended the event and talks to Wallace about work to stop these practices which devastate the lives of millions of women and girls.
Mediawatch looks at how the media handled the gruesome and distressing details of the Malaysia Airlines atrocity in Ukraine; and whether journalists need to guard against state-sanctioned snooping. Also – is it okay to walk out on a lady asking tough questions on TV?
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9:40 Wayne Brittenden’s Counterpoint
Wayne takes another look at the massive continuing problems at Fukushima, where the stricken nuclear reactors pose a hazard not only to Japan, but to the rest of the world. Wallace follows up with Dr Tilman Ruff, Co-President of International Physicians For the Prevention of Nuclear War.
10:06 David Armitage – Big History
Professor David Armitage is a self-described analogue historian living in a digital age. He is the Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History at Harvard University, where he teaches intellectual history and international history. David Armitage is the author or editor of 14 books, including The Ideological Origins of the British Empire (2000), which won the Longman/History Today Book of the Year Award. He speaks to Wallace about the dangers of taking a narrow view of history and also about his renewed interest in Pacific history.
10:35 Meg Wolitzer – New Novel
Author Meg Wolitzer joins Wallace to talk about her latest book, The Interestings, ahead of her appearance at the upcoming Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival. The native New Yorker is best known for her books The Wife, The Ten-Year Nap, and The Uncoupling. She has taught creative writing at the University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop, Skidmore College and, most recently, was a guest artist at Princeton University. Two films have been based on her work: This Is My Life, scripted and directed by Nora Ephron, and the 2006 TV movie Surrender, Dorothy, starring Diane Keaton.
11:05 Rawiri Paratene – Touring the globe with Shakepeare's Globe Theatre
Rawiri Paratene fell in love with Shakespeare as a secondary school pupil in the 1970s. All these years later he’s living the dream and touring the world with Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. He’s already performed in Tromsø, in the Arctic Circle, and in a Roman amphitheatre in Macedonia and by the end of the tour, in under two year’s time, he will have performed in 205 countries. Rawiri Paratene spoke to Wallace Chapman during a fleeting visit back to Aotearoa earlier this week.
11:30 Rebecca Wadey – Free Yoga Classes for Cancer Patients
Rebecca Wadey was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 26. Taking up yoga and making changes to her diet helped her cope with the treatment that was to follow. And now, a decade later, she has opened up what she calls a one-stop shop for wellness: The Centre, in Kingsland, Auckland. Rebecca Wadey talks to Wallace Chapman about the centre and her decision to offer free yoga classes to people with cancer.
11:45 Shaun Holt - The Evidence for Complementary Cancer Therapies
Professor Shaun Holt is the author of Complementary Therapies for Cancer: What Works, What Doesn’t and how to tell the difference. Jeremy Rose, who’s recently completed a six month cycle of chemo and radiation therapies, talks to Professor Holt about the pros and cons of natural therapies in the treatment of cancer.
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Audio from Sunday 27 July 2014
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Politics with Grant Duncan ( 8′ 20″ )
07:10 Massey University Associate Professor in public policy and political theory, Grant Duncan, addresses the issue of post-election coalition negotiations and the transparency, or not, of who will do what with whom prior to the ballot.
Politics with Colin Craig ( 12′ 30″ )
07:18 Conservative Party leader on his party's election campaign and the policies of one law for all and binding referenda.
07:34 The editor of Tahiti's Pacific Monthly chronicles the political career and the corruption conviction controversy around the French Polynesian senator, and former president, Gaston Flosse.
07:42 Tens of thousands of unaccompanied child immigrants are arriving in the US from Central America - the issue is seen as a crisis.
Tim Graham at the Commonwealth Games ( 6′ 49″ )
07:52 The latest from Glasgow on the overnight New Zealand medal-haul, and the Usain Bolt roadshow hits town.
08:12 Anusha Bradley speaks to six families involved in a long term study as the latest report explores what makes a child vulnerable.
Susan Bissel on the Girl Summit 2014 ( 15′ 35″ )
08:40 UNICEF's Chief of Child Protection, Susan Bissel, talks about the first conference dedicated to tackling female genital mutilation and forced marriage, it was held in London this week.
Mediawatch for 27 July 2014 ( 30′ 57″ )
09:10 Reporting the MH 17 disaster; how the media handle gruesome details and images in an era of instant transmission; should reporters fear surveillance and snooping, and how can they protect themselves and keep sources secret?
Wayne Brittenden's Counterpoint - Fukushima ( 19′ 34″ )
09:40 This week, a fresh look at Fukushima which Wallace discusses with Melbourne University's Nossal Institute for Global Health's associate professor Dr Tilman Ruff.
David Armitage on the plight of history ( 23′ 51″ )
10:10 Harvard University professor David Armitage asks us to reconsider the plight of the historian with an endemic short-termism in current thought.
Meg Worlitzer on The Interestings ( 19′ 4″ )
10:40 Writer of The Interestings, Meg Worlitzer will be in New Zealand next month for Christchurch's WORD Writers and Readers Festival.
11:10 Rawiri Paratene is the only non-British actor travelling by boat, train, plane and tall-ship across seven continents from village squares to national theatres, starting and ending at The Globe theatre over the next two years following what would have been The Bard's 450th birthday.
Rebecca Wadey on cancer patient wellness ( 12′ 18″ )
11:30 A decade after a diagnosis with cancer, Rebecca Wadey has opened what she calls a one-stop wellness hub - The Centre in Kingsland, Auckland and she's decided to run free yoga classes for cancer patients.
Shaun Holt on Complementary Therapies for Cancer ( 11′ 12″ )
11:45 Professor Shaun Holt, the author of Complementary Therapies for Cancer: What Works, What Doesn't, and how to tell the difference.
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