Sunday Morning for Sunday 18 October 2009
8:12 Insight : Dog Breeding
There are growing concerns about the health and welfare of pedigree dogs. Although purebreds are often seen as the best of the pack, in reality they can be prone to a host of genetic disorders, turning a cute puppy in to an adult medical disaster.
Vets say much of the distress could be avoided, so is enough being done ? And to what extent are so-called Designer dogs the answer?
Written, presented and produced by Sue Ingram
8:40 Feature interview: Jane Ginsburg
Columbia University Professor of Literary and Artistic property Jane Ginsberg talks to Chris Laidlaw about her belief that the real economic actors in the copyright system have long been the publishers and other exploiters to whom authors cede their rights. Now the advent of new technologies of creation and dissemination not only challenges traditional revenue models but also calls into question whatever artistic control the author may retain over his or her work
This week - Mediawatch asks whether the media get the timing and the tone right when tragedies take place, and it looks at the criticism TVNZ faced for airing the opinions of a showbiz psychic during the hunt for toddler Aisling Symes.
Mediawatch also looks at the political meddling in broadcasting during bickering over who gets to screen the next Rugby World Cup - and why fans with an eye on the next World Cup in soccer are feeling let down too.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9:45 Sunday Outlook: Diane Bardsley
Victoria University lexicographer Diane Bardsley talks to Chris Laidlaw about New Zealand English and the influence of globalised English on the words we use.
And she tells Chris that such quintessentially Australian words and phrases as "fair dinkum" and "billy" actually originated in New Zealand.
10:06 Raewyn Peart
Environmental Defence Society lawyer and researcher Reewyn Peart is the author of Castles in the Sand, Craig Potton Press.
A book its publisher claims "blows apart the idea that we have been good custodians of the New Zealand coast."
10.40 Notes from the South with Dougal Stevenson
This week Dougal Stevenson heads north and comments on the state of preparedness - or otherwise - of The Cook Islands to deal with a tsunami.
10:45 Hidden Treasures
Each week Trevor Reekie takes you on a trip that seeks out musical gems from niche markets around the globe, the latest re-releases and interesting sounds from the shallow end of the bit stream. This week Trevor has a quick chat to Kitty Daisy and Lewis who have just supported Coldplay in America and are coming to NZ in December, as well as a brand new classical collaboration featuring the unlikely line up of banjo, tablas, double bass and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Presented and produced by Trevor Reekie
11.05 Ideas: Enviroschools
In the late 1990s a group of enthusiasts began a programme promoting environmental awareness in Hamilton schools.
A decade on a quarter-of-a-million New Zealand school children from 685 schools are estimated to be participating in programmes run by the Enviroschools Foundation.
But with Government cuts announced earlier this year - part of a swag of cuts across the public sector in response to the recession - that rapid growth is likely to slow down.
This week Ideas taks a look at the work of the Enviroschools movement and the philosophies that inspire it.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose
What you, the listeners, say on the ideas and issues that have appeared in the programme.