Sunday Morning

Sunday 24 May 2015, with Wallace Chapman

Plight of the Rohingyas

07:12 Burmese scholar and dissident Maung Zarni calls on New Zealand to condemn what he says is a campaign of genocide against the Rohingya people.

Harmeet Sooden from Iraqi Kurdistan

07:25 Harmeet Sooden is in Iraq with the NGO Christian Peacemaker Teams - CPT. His role is to analyse and document the growing ethno-sectarian tensions within the refugee camps in Iraqi Kurdistan.

The Week In Parliament For Sunday 24 May 2015

07:30 Budget Week staggers on towards the weekend after Government puts the House under urgency to pass four bills implementing Budget measures through all their stages. Opposition filibuster slows social housing bill to a crawl in its committee stage. NZ First's Ron Mark becomes second MP ordered from the chamber, joining Grant Robertson who was thrown out on Wednesday. Select committees briefed on mental health and reason for supporting the proposed order of flag change referendums. Budget Debate to resume next week.

The demise of Campbell Live

07:45 Academic Peter Thompson and Metro magazine editor Simon Wilson on the canning of Campbell Live.

Insight for 24 May 2015 - Vanuatu & Tussles over Cyclone Aid

08:12 Koroi Hawkins looks at the tussle over aid relief in the wake of Cyclone Pam

Budget 2015 - our correspondents rate it

08:35 Radio New Zealand's economics correspondent Patrick O'Meara, education correspondent John Gerritsen, health reporter Gareth Thomas, and Auckland issues reporter Todd Niall speak with Wallace about the budget and what it means for the country.

Mediawatch for 24 May 2015

09:10 Mediaworks news boss on pulling the plug on TV3's Campbell Live - and John Campbell's exit; the focus on the Prince's Harry's female fans - and the flag; regional newspapers missing out on late breaking news, and; publicising snacks and drinks we can't even buy.

Hamish Parkinson - Fly or Die

09:40 Comedian Hamish Parkinson - the winner of this year's Billy T Award - reflects on what makes him laugh and his show 'Fly or Die'.

Pras Michel - Sweet Micky for President

10:10 This week Wallace Chapman talks to former Fugee Pras Michel about his music and his venture into politics - mobilising the successful Haitian presidential campaign for musician Michel Martell, aka Sweet Micky.

Jose Da Silva - The Art of David Lynch

10:35 Jose da Silva is the curator of the David Lynch retrospective Between Two Worlds now showing at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane.

Irvin Mayfield - New Orleans Jazz

11:10 Wallace Chapman talks to Irvin Mayfield about his city New Orleans and its music.

Curt Tofteland - Shakespeare Behind Bars

11:30 The Shakespeare Behind Bars programme is an internationally acclaimed programme in the United States for both offenders and ex-offenders, offering theatrical experiences that deal with personal and social issues, to aid re-integration into society.

Eurovision 2015

11:50 Eurovision fan Todd Niall joins us with a live report from downtown Auckland on this year's final.

7:08 Current affairs

Burmese scholar and dissident Maung Zarni calls on New Zealand to condemn what he says is a campaign of genocide against the Rohingya people; former hostage Harmeet Sooden live from Iraq; the Week in Parliament; and academic Peter Thompson and Metro editor Simon Wilson on the canning of Campbell Live.

8:12 Insight

This week, Insight explores Vanuatu's approach to disaster management in the wake of Cyclone Pam.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.

8:40 Budget 2015 - How do our correspondents rate it?

Radio New Zealand's economics correspondent Patrick O'Meara, education correspondent John Gerritsen, health reporter Gareth Thomas, and Auckland issues reporter Todd Niall talk to Wallace about the budget and what it means for the country.

9:06 Mediawatch

Mediawatch talks to the man who pulled the plug on John Campbell's crusading current affairs show. Also: how female fans of the bachelor Prince became the focus during his recent royal tour - and why regional papers might be missing more late breaking news.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

hamish parkinson9:40 Hamish Parkinson - Fly or Die

Comedian Hamish Parkinson - the winner of this year's Billy T Award - reflects on what makes him laugh and his show 'Fly or Die'

10:06 Pras Michel - Sweet Micky

pras michelA New Yorker born of Haitian migrant parents, Pras Michel was the co-founder of the platinum selling band The Fugees – with Lauryn Hill and his cousin Wyclef Jean. They  were the biggest hip hop act in the world. This week Wallace Chapman talks to Pras Michel about his music and his venture into politics - mobilising the ultimately successful presidential campaign for Haiti musician Michel Martell, aka Sweet Micky.  Pras Michel is the producer of the documentary, Sweet Micky for President, which is screening at the Documentary Edge Festival.

10:40 Jose Da Silva - The Art of David Lynch

Jose Da Silva is the curator of a David Lynch retrospective Between Two Worlds  now showing at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane.

David Lynch artwork

Irvin Mayfield - Photo Credit Greg Miles11:05 Irvin Mayfield - New Orleans Jazz

New Orleans is seen as the cradle of jazz - but it's the city that almost broke on the back of Hurricane Katrina. Then mayor Ray Nagin appointed a young trumpeter as cultural ambassador of New Orleans - Irvin Mayfield. Wallace Chapman talks to Irvin Mayfield about his city and its music. Mayfield is professor and artistic director at the New Orleans Institute of Jazz at the University of New Orleans, and founder of the 16 piece New Orleans Jazz Orchestra which he is bringing to NZ,  with Memphis-born star Dee Dee Bridgewater, for the Wellington Jazz Festival on June 4.
Irvin Mayfield - Photo Credit Greg Miles

11:30 Curt Tofteland - Shakespeare Behind Bars

Curt Tofteland is the man behind The Shakespeare Behind Bars programme, an internationally acclaimed programme in the United States for both offenders and ex-offenders, offering theatrical experiences that deal with personal and social issues, to aid re-integration into society.

11:53 Eurovision - Down Under

Eurovision fan Todd Niall joins us with a live report from downtown Auckland on this year's final.

 

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