Sunday Morning for Sunday 4 April 2010
Sunday for 4 April
8:12 Insight: Match Fixing
Insight this morning investigates a match-fixing scandal in German football and efforts to crack down on corruption in the game across Europe. Just weeks out from the start of the Football World Cup, how widespread is match-fixing and how much money is being made?
Written and presented by David Goldblatt for the BBC World Service.
8:40 Divya Dhar - Young New Zealander of the Year
Divya talks to Chris about her focus on mobilising against world poverty.
This week, Mediawatch looks at how news of a Chinese-backed bid to buy New Zealand farms brought old-style 'yellow peril' fears to the surface on talkback radio; and how the media handled the stories of two high-profile young offenders, and covered their appeareances in court. Mediawatch also looks at how British newspapers are trying to stay afloat and talks to the people behind a study which shows Australia's papers are 'stuck in the spin cycle'.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9:45 Janet Holmes - sexist language
In our language slot which features on the first Sunday of each month, Professor of Linguistics Janet Holmes from Victoria University discusses tarts, chicks, and studmuffins.
10:06 Peter Biggs - ads and arts
New Zealander Peter Biggs is Managing Director of Clemenger BBDO in Melbourne, Australia's largest advertising agency. He's also chair of contemporary dance company Chunky Move and board member the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Back home, Peter chairs the New Zealand Book Council, and the Cultural Philanthropy Taskforce. He talks to Chris about ads, arts and ideas.
10:45 Hidden Treasures
Each week Trevor Reekie presents Hidden Treasures, uncovering musical gems that are often buried under tons of other stuff from here, there and over that a-way!! This week Trevor digs up a rip-roaring version of a Screaming Jay Hawkins classic. It was recorded by a star-studded cast lead by Pogues front man Shane MacGowan, includes Johnny Depp on guitar, and raised money for Haiti.
Produced by Trevor Reekie
11.05 Ideas: The Death Penalty from Beijing to Texas
New Zealand's last judicial execution took place in 1957 and capital punishment was taken off the books for everything except treason in 1961. Then in 1989 New Zealand became one of, if not the first nation on Earth to remove the death penalty completely from its statute books. Today Ideas takes a look at the death penalty around the world. We talk to: Robert Perkinson, the author of the recently published Texas Tough: The Rise of America's Prison Empire; Nebraska University professor of political science Dr Hong Lu - the author of China's Death Penalty: History, Law and Contemporary Practice; Otago University professor Jim Flynn whose research into IQs has been successfully used to get murderers off death row; and Amnesty International New Zealand's activism manager Margaret Taylor.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose
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