Sunday Morning for Sunday 17 November 2013
8:12 Insight Safer Sex?
Are young people in New Zealand getting both the education about sexuality and access to sexual health services they need? This country has one of the developed world's highest teenage pregnancy rates, increasing rates of sexually transmitted infections and during their lifetime 1 in 3 New Zealand women will have an abortion. The recent Auckland teenage sex scandal only adds to questions about whether more comprehensive sex education is needed or whether the teaching focus needs to change. Megan Whelan from The Wireless, Radio New Zealand's new youth online project, explores sexual and reproductive health services.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.
8:40 Fenella Colyer – Teaching Physics
Fenella Colyer this week won the Prime Minister’s Science Teacher Prize, worth $150,000, for her success teaching physics at Manurewa High School – a particularly welcome achievement for Fenella, who wasn’t allowed to take physics when she was a secondary student. She talks to Chris about the particular challenges and joy of making physics relevant and accessible to students in a multicultural decile 2 school.
Mediawatch looks at why two well-known broadcasters are off the air after an outcry over their response to the 'Roast Busters' story. Does this also reveal a real threat to media freedom? Mediawatch asks a top editor, a veteran ad man and a former talk radio manager who’s handled many on-air outrages in the past. Also on Mediawatch: A surprising performance from one of our sportsmen overseas.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9:40 Andrew Dannenburg – Cities for Living In
Dr Dannenburg talks to Chris about building healthy cities, and how the design of our built environment can be good for human health and save the planet.
Dr Andrew Dannenburg is an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle.
He was a guest of the NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities.
10:06 Ideas Women and Sport
This week in Ideas we explore three of the big issues facing women in sport – media coverage, money and management. We talk with Sarah Leberman about sport’s place in society; we ask former Dominion Post sports editor Bryce Johns whether the media are giving fair coverage to women; Steve Jackson from Otago University talks commercialisation and pay parity; and we discuss governance and leadership with ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 chief Therese Walsh.
Produced by Zoe George
10:55 Today’s Track
Irish singer songwriter Paul Brady will be performing in Wellington next March as part of the 2014 New Zealand Festival. Today we play ‘Luck of the Draw’ from his album Hooba Dooba.
11:05 Down the List
The police are under the gun for their handling of rape complaints in this week’s satire, Down the List.
Down the List is written by Dave Armstrong and produced by Adam Macaulay and Duncan Smith from the RNZ Drama Department.
11:12 Cliff Whiting – The People’s Art
Cliff Whiting, Te Whānau-a-Apanui, ONZ, is an artist, heritage advocate and teacher. His 50-year career includes restoring and building marae, meeting house decoration, and bringing modern techniques and material to traditional practice.
Cliff Whiting – He Toi Nuku, He Toi Rangi, by Ian Christensen, is published by He Kupenga Hao i te Reo.
11:40 Wayne Brittenden’s Counterpoint
With the debate over the minimum wage, as opposed to a living wage, gathering pace, Wayne tells us that hundreds of New Zealanders – virtually forgotten employees – receive only a fraction of the existing minimum wage, and it’s all legal. Chris follows up with Paul Brown of the Public Service Association’s Deaf and Disabled Members Network and Paul Gibson, Disabled Rights Commissioner at the NZ Human Rights Commission.