Sunday Morning for Sunday 16 October 2011
8:12 Insight: Resources and Wealth in PNG
PNG is rich in resources, from natural gas, to gold, nickel and tuna. But as development begins to boom, are the people getting the benefits of growth or just suffering the side effects as outsiders get rich? RNZI’s Jonny Blades has visited the Highlands and Madang to find out firsthand what is going on.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.
8:40 Paul Street – Tea Party Talk
Paul Street analyses the Tea Party phenomenon, the nature of its relationship with the GOP, how the media has responded, and its likely impact on next year’s presidential election.
Paul Street’s book, Crashing the Tea Party, co-written with Anthony DiMaggio, is published by Paradigm Publishers.
Mediawatch looks at whether the media saw the seriousness of the disaster in the Bay of Plenty before it became obvious; and the online anguish sparked when RNZ dropped a blogger called Bomber. Mediawatch also discovers that while we get more rugby on TV than our semi-final opponents across the ditch, they get much more small-screen satire.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9:40 S'bu Zikode – Housing the Poor
S'bu Zikode is president of the Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement which campaigns for housing, water and electricity supplies for the poorest South Africans. He talks to Chris about the struggles of the poor for decent housing under ANC government policies.
S'bu Zikode was invited to New Zealand by Global Peace and Justice Auckland as part of the 30th anniversary of the 1981 Springbok tour.
10:06 Paul Gilding – Shaking up the Planet
Australian eco-activist Paul Gilding warns that social inequality, famine, riots, Wall Street protests, political upheaval and environmental degradation shows that the global economic system is broken and in a state of collapse – and he’s an optimist.
Paul Gilding is author of The Great Disruption. He lives in Tasmania and he’s here in a couple of weeks to speak at the Tauranga Arts Festival.
10:45 Hidden Treasures
Trevor Reekie showcases music previously unreleased in the Western world from Korea’s Godfather of Rock; as well as the new single from Wellington’s Warratahs.
Produced by Trevor Reekie
11.05 Ideas: Overseas Aid
How much overseas aid should a developed country give? How do you decide which countries to give to? And what works? Ideas explores these and other questions with Jane Silloway Smith, author of the Maxim Institute’s recent report: Being Better Neighbours; economist Geoff Bertram; and former aid worker and lecturer in development studies Gerard Prinsen.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose
What you, the listeners, say on the ideas and issues that have appeared in the programme.