Sunday Morning

Sunday 11 March 2012, with Chris Laidlaw

  • Insight for 11 March 2012 - CCTV ( 25′ 47″ )

    08:12 Steve Wilde investigates why people want CCTV cameras and what controls are in place over their use?

  • Jon Johansson: Super Tuesday ( 19′ 13″ )

    08:40 Political scientist Dr Jon Johansson talks about the contest for the US Republican Party presidential nomination which is tearing apart the GOP.

  • Mediawatch for 11 March 2012 ( 35′ 34″ )

    09:06 Non-commercial public TV's disappearing - but the public's still paying for entertainment shows on commercial channels; a bad broadcasting stat that got a great run; reports that a TVNZ's show not getting a Fair Go; the looming deadline for input on a new regime to regulate the media

  • Allan Davidson: Turbulent Priest ( 17′ 51″ )

    09:40 New Zealand's first Anglican bishop, George Selwyn holds an important place in the country's colonial history. He was denounced as a 'turbulent priest' for speaking out against practices that dispossessed Maori and upset many who held power in the new colony. Historian Allan Davidson tells Chris about the life and times of Bishop Selwyn, and his access to the heart of the Empire.

  • Alyn Ware: Non-proliferation and Iran ( 36′ 16″ )

    10:08 Alyn Ware is the Global Coordinator of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament. He speaks from Switzerland where, earlier this week, he was involved in disarmament meetings before heading to the Middle East to promote a regional solution to escalating tensions, particularly around fears of Iran developing nuclear weapons.

  • Ideas for 11 March 2012 ( 48′ 59″ )

    11:05 Winston Churchill, Duke Ellington, Mozart and Harry Houdini - not to mention three former Governors General of New Zealand - had one thing in common. They were all Freemasons. So what's the attraction? What do Freemasons believe and what do they do? Jeremy Rose and Chris Laidlaw explore the practice and philosophy of Freemasonry with New Zealand grand secretary Laurence Milton and the author of 'Freemasons for Dummies', Christopher Hodapp.

8:12 Insight: CCTV – Who’s Watching?

Insight considers if tighter controls are needed over the use of pictures caught on the ever growing number of CCTV cameras.
Written and presented by Steve Wilde
Produced by Philippa Tolley.

8:40 Jon Johansson – Super Tuesday

Political scientist Dr Jon Johansson talks to Chris about the contest for the US Republican Party presidential nomination which is tearing apart the GOP.

9:06 Mediawatch

In Mediawatch this weekend: Non-commercial television is on the way out because we just can’t afford it in tough economic times, according to the government. So why are TV game-shows and talent quests being subsidised with taxpayers’ money?  Mediawatch also reports on claims that TV One’s long-running consumer show is not getting a Fair Go from its own bosses;  and the looming deadline for public input into proposed new rules to regulate the media.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Allan Davidson – Turbulent Priest

New Zealand’s first Anglican bishop, George Selwyn holds an important place in the country’s colonial history. He was denounced as a ‘turbulent priest’ for speaking out against practices that dispossessed Maori and upset many who held power in the new colony. Historian Allan Davidson tells Chris about the life and times of Bishop Selwyn, and his access to the heart of the Empire.
‘A Controversial Churchman’ is a series of essays about George Selwyn, edited by Allan Davidson and published by Bridget Williams Books.

10:06 Alyn Ware – Non-proliferation and Iran

Alyn Ware is the Global Coordinator of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament. He speaks to Chris from Switzerland where, earlier this week, he was involved in disarmament meetings before heading to the Middle East to promote a regional solution to escalating tensions, particularly around fears of Iran developing nuclear weapons.

10:45 Hidden Treasures

This week on Hidden Treasures Trevor Reekie features a brand new track from a Wellington musical institution celebrating 25 years of wonderful music.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

11.05 Ideas: Freemasons

Winston Churchill, Duke Ellington, Mozart and Harry Houdini – not to mention three former Governors General of New Zealand – had one thing in common. They were all Freemasons. So what’s the attraction? What do Freemasons believe and what do they do? Jeremy Rose and Chris Laidlaw explore the practice and philosophy of Freemasonry with New Zealand grand secretary Laurence Milton and the author of Freemasons for Dummies Christopher Hodapp.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose

11.55 Feedback

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