Sunday Morning for Sunday 10 June 2012
8:12 Insight: Samoa marks 50 Years of Independence from NZ
Insight looks at the relationship between Samoa and New Zealand as the Pacific nation celebrates 50 years of independence.
Written and presented by Karen Mangnall and Philippa Tolley.
8:40 Widney Brown – Arms Trade and the Middle East
Widney Brown is Amnesty International's Senior Director - International Law and Policy. She’s in New Zealand talking to MPs to convey Amnesty's concerns and aspirations for a strong Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and urging our government to ensure it continues its strong support for a comprehensive ATT, in the lead up to, and during, the Negotiation Conference in New York next month.
Mediawatch looks at the backlash over the coverage of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – and why humour was in such short supply in a country that‘s supposed to be famous for it. Also on Mediawatch: A journalist determined to be as transparent as possible; how a former bad boy of broadcasting here is now going down in Australia; and how the media greedily gobbled up a story spoon-fed by a fast food company this week – and not for the first time.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9:40 Scott Walker – Forcing Democracy
Dr Scott Walker says he began researching forced democratisation because he wanted to assess the claim that it is possible for powerful democratic countries to bring about democracy through hostile military intervention. He talks to Chris about the continuing fascination of the US with imposing democracy, and reviews the track record of this strategy.
Dr Walker's article on Forced Democratisation can be found in the New Zealand Review of International Affairs.
10:06 Tom Brooking – Richard John Seddon
On June 10, 1906, on board a ship that had set sail that evening from Melbourne, New Zealand’s longest-serving Prime Minister, ‘King Dick’ Seddon, passed away. Now, 106 years later, historian Professor Tom Brooking from Otago University talks to Chris about Seddon’s political career, achievements, and his legacy – plus the influence of his wife, Louisa, and their “six stroppy daughters”.
Professor Brooking's book on Seddon, tentatively called The People’s Servant, is due out late next year.
10.40 Notes from the South with Dougal Stevenson
Television advertising drives Dougal to a dark place of the soul.
10:45 Hidden Treasures
This week on Hidden Treasures, host Trevor Reekie plays an eclectic mix of music featuring a demo out-take from one of the Beatles; local songwriter Sarah Brown, and the magical Santoor virtuosity of Shivkumar Sharma.
Produced by Trevor Reekie
11.05 Ideas: Beyond Imprisonment
The United States locks up 748 out of every 100,000 of its citizens. No other western country comes close – but with 199 out of every 100,000 Kiwis waking up in prison each day New Zealand ranks behind only the US and South Africa in its rate of imprisonment. We talk to two men who are convinced there's got to be a better way: Roger Brooking the author of 'Flying Blind: How the Justice System Perpetuates crime and the Justice System Fails to Correct'; and Bryan Stevenson the founder of the Alabama based Equal Justice Initiative.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose
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