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Sunday Morning for 25 July 2010

8:12 Insight: Alcohol Policy, Part Two

In the second part of the documentary on alcohol policy, Insight visits Britain to look at some of the options being put forward to tackle binge-drinking, and ask what lessons there are for New Zealand.
Written and presented by Karen Brown
Produced by Sue Ingram

8:40 Ed Blakely - Rebuilding Cities

Edward BlakelyDr Ed Blakely was the controversial clean-up Czar who co-ordinated the recovery programme after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. He has more than 40 years of international experience in urban and regional planning, disaster management and sustainable development. He currently holds an honorary appointment as Professor of Urban Policy at the United States Study Centre, University of Sydney, where he coordinates the Centre's programmes on global urban issues. Dr Blakely is in New Zealand advising on ways to fund urban regeneration.

9:06 Mediawatch

Mediawatch this weekend investigates how a foreign rugby writer kick-started a debate about rip-off rates in New Zealand, looks at the departure of a long-serving TV journalist, and gets an outsider's view of New Zealand's newspapers.
The programme also takes the measure of stories which made the news this week because the media were prompted by politicians - and some political stories which news programmes claimed they created.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

Kennedy Graham9:40 Kennedy Graham - Green Economics

Green Party MP Dr Kennedy Graham discusses his Public Finance (Sustainable Development Indicators) Amendment Bill - a member's Bill sparked by his passion for ecological economics.

Satu Limaye10:06 Satu Limaye - Power Relationships

Satu Limaye, the President of the East-West Centre in Washington DC, assesses US-Asia-Pacific relations during the Obama administration, and looks at strategic trends in the Asia-Pacific, and their implications for the US.

10:45 Hidden Treasures

This week on Hidden Treasures Trevor Reekie takes us through the history of a song that started in the church and crossed over to the secular charts, as well a new track from Auckland singer songwriter Donna Deans.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

11.05 Ideas: The Cooperative Economy

The northern Italian province of Emilia Romagna, with a population of just over four million, has one of the highest GDPs per capita in Italy. Unemployment is among the lowest in Europe and the gap between rich and poor is much narrower than that of its neighbouring provinces. Emilia Romagna also has the highest concentration of cooperative businesses in the world. Professor of Economics at Bologna University Stefano Zamagni tells Ideas that that's no coincidence and the cooperatives - particularly the province's many worker-owned cooperatives - are a key ingredient in the province's high quality of life.

Rewi Alley, who was recently voted one of China top 10 foreign friends of all time, owes his fame to his role in establishing the Gung Ho Cooperative Movement in the late 1930s. The cooperatives, made up largely of the unemployed and internal refugees, produced much-needed for goods for the war effort against the invading Japanese. Professor Bill Willmott tells Ideas about the movement and recalls his first meeting with Rewi Alley back in 1936.

The late Sir Angus Tait was well known for his commitment to both his employees and to manufacturing world class radio equipment in New Zealand. His desire to see those commitments continue after his death saw him travel to Europe in the 1990s to visit the employee-owned Scott Bader company and Bosch Electronics (which is owned by a charitable trust). Tait Electronic chairman Peter van Rij, who accompanied Sir Angus on that trip, talks to Ideas about that search for an alternative model of ownership.

Other links:
New Zealand China Friendship Society
European Parliament Report on the Social Economy

Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose

11.55 Feedback

What you, the listeners, say on the ideas and issues that have appeared in the programme.