Sunday Morning for Sunday 4 March 2012
8:12 Insight: Didymo
Seven years after the invasive pest first appeared, Philippa Tolley investigates whether Didymo is still a problem and asks why it appears not to have reached the North Island.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.
8:40 Pat Kelly – Radical Exports
Former President of the Scottish Trade Union Congress Pat Kelly has written about native Scots who left their country and took with them the values and beliefs about the rights of working people which they gained in Scotland. These men and women then helped establish and lead trade unions and labour movements in many countries, including New Zealand.
Scotland’s Radical Exports by Pat Kelly is published by The Grimsay Press.
Mediawatch looks at how emotion overwhelmed analysis in TV news reports this week; and how Fiji’s regime has hired help from Washington to boost its image in the media. Mediawatch also talks to a man who had a good laugh at his own town in the media, but some of his neighbours didn’t see the funny side; and how The Muppets trumped welfare reform in the six o’clock TV news.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9:40 Dianne Bardsley – On the Turps
Dianne has discovered there are more than 60 terms to describe being drunk in New Zealand English. In our monthly language slot, she talks Chris through a few of them, and discusses how they reflect our national ambivalence around alcohol.
Dr Dianne Bardsley is the Director of the New Zealand Dictionary Centre at Victoria University of Wellington.
10:06 Julian Lloyd Webber – Songs for Cello
Chris talks to Julian Lloyd Webber about this new CD, Evening Songs: Delius and Ireland songs arranged for cello and piano. The album also features his wife, Jiaxin Cheng, the former Auckland Chamber Orchestra Principal Cellist, who he met during his last visit to New Zealand with the NZSO in 2006. Chris talks to Julian about his upbringing, his famous brother Andrew, his life in music and his great love of exploring new music with the cello.
10.40 Notes from the South with Dougal Stevenson
Dougal feels great sorrow for the plight of the Otago Rugby Union and laments the blame that’s being placed on Carisbrooke.
10:45 Hidden Treasures
Trevor Reekie showcases the music of three brothers, all Oud players, who call themselves Le Trio Joubran and who will be performing soon at Womad.
Produced by Trevor Reekie
11.05 Ideas: Plenty of Fish in the Sea?
Forest and Bird advocacy manager Kevin Hackwell and the Seafood Industry Council's chief executive, Peter Bodeker, debate the state of our fish stocks; Dr William Cheung outlines the findings of a recent University of British Columbia Study which identified parts of New Zealand's fisheries as among the most at-risk in the world; and Pete Lamb reflects on the state of recreational fishing in New Zealand.
Forest and Bird best fish guide
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose
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