Sunday Morning for Sunday 5 February 2012
8:12 Insight: Bali Orphanages
The BBC’s Ed Butler investigates reports that some orphanages are being run as commercial rackets and that children are being exploited for the owners' benefit.
8:40 Joris de Bres – Waitangi Day
Joris de Bres considers how most of us mark Waitangi Day away from the Treaty ground, how we express our national identity, and the future of race relations.
Joris de Bres is the Race Relations Commissioner, Human Rights Commission
Mediawatch looks at complaints from the Occupy movement about the mainstream media. Have they got a point? Or did they get the media coverage they deserved? Also on Mediawatch: The Australian mining magnate who is now a major media mogul with a big stake in our newspapers; the vexed question of name suppression; and is a great Marmite shortage really imminent?
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9:40 Paul Warren – Official Languages
Earlier this week, Winnie Laban called for Tokelauan, Niuean and Cook Island Maori to be given official status as languages in NZ, to help preserve them. In our monthly language slot, Paul Warren discusses why it’s important to preserve languages, and if giving a language official status guarantees its survival.
Read the Winnie Laban article.
Paul Warren is Associate Professor, School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, at Victoria University
10:06 Tim Flannery – Mammal Man
Scientist, explorer and environmentalist, Tim Flannery was Australian of the Year in 2007, and chairs the Copenhagen Climate Council. He has a passion for mammals and shares his adventures in the Pacific – including the thrill of the moment when he discovered the Guadalcanal monkey-faced bat. Tim’s no stranger to controversy and also talks to Chris about climate change, energy options and his hope for the planet’s future.
Tim Flannery opens the International Arts Festival Readers and Writers Week on March 9 at the Wellington Town Hall.
His latest book is called Among the Islands – Adventures in the Pacific and is published by The Text Publishing Company.
10.40 Notes from the South with Dougal Stevenson
Dougal reports on the turmoil of the antiques auction and farewells some family furniture.
10:45 Hidden Treasures
This week on Hidden Treasures, Trevor Reekie pays tribute to a genuine Queen of the Blues passing away; as well as showcasing a brand new track from the 77-year-old Leonard Cohen.
Produced by Trevor Reekie
11.05 Ideas: Gareth Morgan
In the latest in our series of interviews with influential New Zealanders about the individuals, writers and thinkers who have influenced them, Chris Laidlaw talks to Gareth Morgan – economist, author, philanthropist, adventurer, Phoenix Football Club co-owner, and father of Sam.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose
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