Wayne Brittenden's Counterpoint
Wayne Brittenden has been Radio New Zealand's correspondent in several capital cities over the years. Each week he gives fresh insights into a wide variety of topics of national and international concern, followed by Chris Laidlaw's discussion of the issue with guests. Earlier this month the UN General Assembly again called for the global abolition of capital punishment. Last Wednesday, Amnesty International released its annual report on the death penalty, which offers little optimism for abolitionists. Wayne explores some interesting new aspects to the death penalty, and Chris follows up with Dr Rick Halperin, Professor of Human Rights at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.