Sunday Morning for Sunday 5 September 2010
Sunday for 5 September
The Government's busy mapping out what the Defence Force will be doing for the next 25 years. A White Paper's due to be released, which will define where troops might be expected to be sent and what equipment they'll need. After a decade of non-stop overseas deployments and mercy missions in the Pacific, Gareth Thomas looks at what lies ahead for the military.
8:40 Gunter Warner, part two
A German-Jewish refugee who arrived in New Zealand just as the Second World War was about to start. He talks about his post-war years, as a teacher and a member of the Post-Primary Teachers' association.
Mediawatch looks an intense campaign run by two rival South Island newspapers. Having taken sides on an issue, have they also given their readers both sides of the story?
Also on the programme: how a TV3 current affairs programme upset one of the UK's confrontational politicians, and men in the media take a shine to a new gadget.
9:45 Janet Holmes (right)
Professor of linguistics at Victoria University discusses language and gender; the differences in the ways men and women speak: and the different things they talk about.
10:06 Ken Douglas
The veteran trade union leader looks back on his tumultuous career.
10:45 Hidden Treasures
New releases from Los Lobos and Ray LaMontagne, and exuberant folk-rock from Okinawa. Produced by Trevor Reekie
What you, the listeners, say on the ideas and issues that have appeared in the programme.
Grog's Own Country: New Zealand's booze culture, the vested interests that promote it, and the tendency of far too many of us to binge drink has been much in the headlines lately. So what, if anything, can be done to change that culture?