Navigation for Sunday 4 'til 8

4:07 The Sunday Feature; The World Debate

Has The Euro Saved Europe?

A special debate on the state of the Eurozone, bringing together guests and audiences in Madrid and Berlin, the economists and politicians making the decisions and the people facing the consequences. Is Germany's prescription of "austere" medicine going to make the Spanish patient better - or push it further into illness?     

Presented by Steve Evans in Berlin & Manuela Saragosa in Madrid.

5:12 Spiritual Outlook

Absolving The Past

Imam for the Islamic Centre at New York University Khalid Latif, addresses religion as a difficult learning process with believers and leading theological thinkers.  Using historic and contemporary examples, the Imam examines how religions revise, update or even apologise.  He discusses how far the Catholic Church has come since the trial of Galileo, and muses on the history and future of the Church with lay Catholics.  And with prominent rabbis, Khalid also examines how Judaism adapts to cultural pressure, interpreting the lessons and laws of the Torah. (BBC)

5:36 Waiata – Maori Music

The first of a series of 4 repeat programmes  recalling Eru Rerekura’s  conversations to some of the finest Maori musicians about their early influences, inspirations, and favourite songs. In Today's edition the Tuhoe songstress Whirimako Black recalls how her mother encouraged her to sing, producing her first jazz album,  and the process of translating 11 jazz standards into Maori. (RNZ)

6:06 Te Ahi Kaa

Exploring issues and events from a tangata whenua perspective

This week, Maraea Rakuraku is with D Company 28th Maori Battalion vet Matiu Love. Justine Murray takes in the action at sports event with a difference aimed at kaumatua, that includes games played during pre-european times and in an archival recording from 1988, Dalvanius Prime talks about the success of Poi E. (RNZ)

7:06 One in Five

The issues and experience of disability, this week in  Christchurch.

Neelu Memon  who earlier this year became the first blind woman to complete the Coast to Coast. Neelu has recently finished a thesis in disability policy and has big plans for how her home town might be rebuilt after the earthquakes. She takes a stroll with our South Island producer, Katy Gosset, and shares her vision for a city that would offer equitable access for everyone.

Later Katy drops in on The Christchurch's Therapeutic Choir which is taking part in a pilot programme which aims to improve voice quality and volume in people who have neurological disorders. (RNZ)

7:30 The Strand

A glimpse into the  world of arts and literature  hosted by Harriet Gilbert.

Novelist Krys Lee reviews Toni Morrison's novel Home,Two Persian women poets, Azita Ghahreman and Shakila Azizzada discuss their work  and the Turkish writer, Orhan Pamuk talks about his Museum of the Novel -   'The Museum of Innocence'  in Istanbul.   (BBC)