Sunday Morning for Sunday 16 March 2014
8:12 Insight Online Health On the Way
There's a huge, but silent, on-line revolution underway in health, with big potential benefits for the public. So-called patient portals provide online access to personal health information, similar to on-line banking. The system enables patients to renew prescriptions, receive lab-test results online and book appointments – and possibly even see a doctor's comments written following consultations. It’s a top priority for the Government to give New Zealanders online access to their personal health information by the end of this year. Radio New Zealand's Health Correspondent, Karen Brown, looks at what it will mean, what you need to know and how keen GPs are to embrace it.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.
8:40 PJ O’Rourke – Me and My Generation
Humourist PJ O’Rourke has just written a new book on his generation – the Baby Boomers. He dispels some myths, gives us his unique thoughts on the so-called ‘Me Generation,’ and tells us what its legacy is likely to be.
The Baby Boom – How it got that way and it wasn’t my fault and I’ll never do it again, by PJ O’Rourke, is published by Allen and Unwin.
Mediawatch looks at coverage of the Judith Collins controversy and the ongoing Oscar Pistorius trial in South Africa – and why that might change the way our media report from courtrooms here. Also, the BBC’s funding up for debate; and Rupert Murdoch’s tweets.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9:40 Zoe George – From the Outfield
Sunday Morning sports commentator Zoe George discusses the extra challenges faced by New Zealand paralympians with Dave Stewart, the organisational development manager for Paralympics New Zealand, and previews the cricket T20 World Cup due to get underway in Bangladesh.
Zoe George is a former international cricket administrator and blogs for The Wireless at ‘Fair Game’.
10:06 Brazil: Fighting Slavery
Brazil's anti-slavery hit-squads are unique. Since 1995, these committed bands of labour inspectors, accompanied by heavily armed police, have rescued 46,000 people deemed to be working as slaves. But Brazil's legal definition of slavery is contentious. It includes degrading conditions of work, which campaigners say amount to coercion. Some employers reject that. And now the stakes have been raised by proposals to confiscate land from bosses found to be flouting the anti-slavery standards. In a journey that takes her from cattle country on the edge of the Amazon, to the parched, rocky badlands of the north-east, Linda Pressly meets the campaigners, employers and politicians on both sides of the argument, and hears powerful testimony from the workers trapped in the middle.
From the BBC Freedom 2014 Series.
Producer: Stephen Hounslow.
10:35 Europe’s Troublemakers
Another feature of the BBC’s Freedom 2014 season is a look at some of Europe’s Troublemakers - profiles of controversial Europeans who are stirrers to some and heroes to others. Today, reporter Lucy Ash is with the Spanish activist Ada Colau who works to stop victims of the country's financial crisis from having their homes re-possessed.
11:05 Down the List
National List MP Simon Rogers-Flaccid is about to visit China. His assistant, Nicola Farr-Right, is very concerned that his intention to do some socialising with Chinese officials could run into a serious conflict of interest problem. The trouble is that Simon’s wife runs a company with trade interests in China. In fact, she runs several!
Down the List is written by Dave Armstrong and produced by Adam Macaulay and Duncan Smith from the RNZ Drama Department.
11:12 Margaret Heffernan – Taking on Competition
Competition is everywhere. In families, in schools and in the workplace – but is it any good for us? Bestselling author and entrepreneur Margaret Heffernan will tell us why competition can be the enemy of innovation – and why competition may not always be the best way for us to truly win.
A Bigger Prize, by Margaret Heffernan is published by Simon and Schuster.
11:40 Wayne Brittenden’s Counterpoint
Last Tuesday marked the third anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear power reactor disaster in Japan. Wayne takes a fresh look at this on-going global health threat, and Finlay follows up with Dr Tilman Ruff, Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.