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23 May - 10:57 am NZ
with Chris Laidlaw
Sunday, 8am - Midday
8:12 Insight: China’s Ageing Population
Insight considers if China's rapidly ageing population could prove a stumbling block on the road to economic prosperity.
China’s Ageing Population is a BBC progamme, by reporter Mukul Devichand.
8:40 Carolyn and Simon Mark – VSA
Thousands of New Zealanders have shared their skills and experience with our neighbours in the wider Pacific since Volunteer Service Abroad started 50 years ago. Chris talks to VSA Volunteer Recruitment Manager Carolyn Mark, who is also its longest-serving staff member, having been there since 1984; and her brother, VSA council member Simon Mark, about that history and the organisation’s role in establishing New Zealand’s place in the world.
VSA is marking its 50th anniversary with a photo exhibition that’s on in Wellington, Auckland, Nelson and Dunedin.
Mediawatch talks to the Telecommunications Commissioner about the future shape of our media – and why his own future’s now being questioned. Mediawatch also hears how a former bad boy of broadcasting is faring across the ditch; and why the media might need a more adult attitude to alcohol - specifically, women and beer.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9:40 Paul Warren – Like, Whatever
Paul Warren says he was asked by a colleague from another university department the other day “What, like, is all this like, like?” and he thought it would be, like, good to like, talk about it with Chris Laidlaw – who many apparently like, though there are few like him.
Associate Professor Paul Warren from the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University.
10:06 Jan Wright – Wild Rivers
Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright is calling for greater protection for New Zealand’s wild and scenic rivers. She says that while many of our rivers are extremely beautiful they have little protection, especially from hydroelectric development. Dr Wright wants a strategic approach to identifying wild rivers and applying real protections to them.
Dr Wright’s latest report out this week: Hydroelectricity or wild river? Climate change versus natural heritage
10:45 Hidden Treasures
This week on Hidden Treasures Trevor Reekie features music from American newcomers Alabama Shakes – being touted by taste makers and music bloggers as a band on the rise.
Produced by Trevor Reekie
11.05 Ideas: Twenty five years of being nuclear free
Next Friday is the 25th anniversary of the passing New Zealand’s nuclear free legislation. Kate Dewes, a long-time peace campaigner and the first New Zealander to serve on the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, and Kennedy Graham, the Green Party’s spokesperson on disarmament whose PhD was on nuclear free zones, reflect on the impact of the legislation and whether New Zealand could do more to rid the world of nuclear weapons. And former New Zealand diplomat Terence O’Brien recalls how the world reacted to New Zealand’s anti-nuclear stance.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose
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Carolyn and Simon Mark - brother and sister - on 50 years of Volunteer Service Abroad. Carolyn as recruitment manager and Simon as a volunteer and now a council member. (23′48″)
Portraying parents' grief after tragedy in Doha; the Telecommunications Commissioner talks about key issues looming for the media-and his own job; the media's odd attitude to women and beer. (36′14″)
Paul Warren from the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University discusses the over-use of the word "like" (15′08″)
Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, who's calling for greater protection for New Zealand's wild and scenic rivers. (40′17″)
It's 25 years next Friday since New Zealand officially declared itself nuclear free. In the intervening quarter of a century our nuclear free status has been accepted across the political spectrum and it's become part of our national identity. (50′38″)
Discussion, features and ideas until midday.
Chris Laidlaw presents a thought provoking range of interviews, documentaries and music over four entertaining hours each Sunday Morning.
Highlights include Insight at 8:12am and Mediawatch at 9.06. Ideas plays at 10:06, and there are interviews at 8:40 and 9:45, plus a feature interview at 11:12am. There's music in Today's Track at 10.55. Hear the satirical comedy Down the List after the news at 11, and Wayne Brittenden's Counterpoint at 11:40. Listener feedback rounds off the show up to midday.
Dark Star, written and performed by Barry Saunders from his 2008 album, Zodiac (Ode Records and Mana Music)
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