Sunday 4 'til 8 for Sunday 8 September 2013
4:07 The Sunday Feature: The TED Radio Hour - Our Buggy Brain
A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create (NPR) This week, our amazing brain, with all of its harmonious functions, also performs any number of peculiar actions, which we might find unexpected and counterintuitive. What tricks do our minds play when we think it's okay to lie, cheat, or steal? How in control are we of our own decisions? And why do our brains systematically misjudge what will make us happy?
5:12 Spiritual Outlook
Our regular catch up with the world of religion, spirituality, faith and ethics – produced and presented by Justin Gregory, Lisa Thompson, Amelia Nurse and Mike Gourley alternating with series from the BBC's World Service programme, Heart and Soul.
A current affairs programmes featuring Radio New Zealand's most experienced correspondents.
6:06 Te Ahi Kaa
Exploring issues and events from a tangata whenua perspective (RNZ)
7:06 One in Five
Like hundreds of other cyclists around the country, Phil Thorn is in training for the Lake Taupo Challenge – a 160km race around NZ’s largest lake. Unlike other cyclists, Phil is blind and deaf and has limited use of his legs. Bacterial meningitis took Phil’s sight and hearing and almost his life, in 2008. Carol Stiles meets Phil, his wife Julia and Phil’s neighbour and cycling partner Neil Davis to hear about the build up to Phil’s next challenge, and about his journey to his new life
Exploring today's most significant scientific discoveries. (BBC)