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Sunday, 8am - Midday

Programme Details

8:12 Insight: The Sheep Industry
What is the future of the industry that was once the backbone of New Zealand's exports?
Produced by Chris Bramwell.

8:40 Feature interview: Muslims in the West and Islamic revival in the Muslim world.
Professor of Islamic studies Tariq Ramadan talks to Chris Laidlaw about social justice and dialogue between civilisations.
Produced by Christine Cessford

9:05 Mediawatch
On Mediawatch this week, we hear what an Australian journalist makes of the New Zealand media after spending the last five years of her career over here - and we also look at the fallout from Dame Kiri Te Kanawa's honest opinions in an interview for the New Zealand Herald. We also report on a disturbing development for Fiji's media, still operating under military rule - and a surprising stoush between two business magazines.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Cushla Managh

9:30 Feature interview: The destruction of the Amazon rain forest and the perils of biofuel production.
Ecologist Peter Bunyard talks to Chris Laidlaw about the potentially devastating effects of clearing the rain forest and producing crops for biofuel.
Produced by Christine Cessford

10:06 The Sunday Group
First-time voters. Senior college students talk about what politicans will have to do to win their votes.
Chris Laidlaw chairs a panel that includes: Saskia Ymker, Tawhai Straugheir, Sammy Aubrey and Matthew Anderson.
Produced by Christine Cessford

10:30 Hidden Treasures
Each week Trevor Reekie takes you on a trip that seeks out musical gems from niche markets around the globe, the latest re-releases and interesting sounds from the shallow end of the bit stream. This week Trevor takes a coffee break with the Bedouin Jerry Can band as well as showcasing the early work of Mavis Staples who is part of this year's Womad line-up.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

10:45 Sports Talk
Radio New Zealand reporter Andrew McRae talks to Chris Laidlaw from Lake Karapiro where Mahe Drysdale and Rob Waddell are racing for an Olympic single sculls berth.

11:05 Ideas: Adaptation.
Anne Salmond's history of Cook's voyages to the Pacific, 'The Trial of The Cannibal Dog' finds a new form as an opera and in the process opens up the complexities and opportunities of adaptation.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Justin Gregory
Ideas plays until midday and is repeated just after the 1am news on Friday morning.