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Sunday, 8am - Midday

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8:12 Insight: Recovery for the health system
Insight asks whether new ways are needed to deliver health care for patients. Amid a service that is facing deepening work force shortages and financial woes, Health Correspondent Karen Brown visits four District Health Boards to find that a quiet revolution taking place.
Produced by Karen Brown.

8:40 Feature interview: ANZAC Day 2008
Vietnam veteran Chris Mullane talks to Chris Laidlaw about the focus for ANZAC day this year, and about the Queens Birthday 'Tribute 08' commemoration to remember New Zealanders who fought in Vietnam.
Produced by Christine Cessford.

9:05 Mediawatch
In Mediawatch this week - how viewers ganged up on TV3 to bring some Aussie gangsters back to the small screen. Also on the programme, we'll be looking at whether a few new TV channels with jazzed-up pictures and sound will really be enough to make viewers take up the free-to-air service 'Freeview'; we investigate a row over editorial independence that's pulled in one of New Zealand's highest fliers - and we have some some recent media moments which failed the bad taste test.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock.

9:30 Feature interview: Modern-day Slavery
Author Ben Skinner talks to Chris Laidlaw about his book 'A Crime so Monstrous'. Ben Skinner spent four years travelling and writing to give voice to slaves, who he says are more numerous today than ever before.
Produced by Christine Cessford

10:06 The Sunday Group
The National Science Manifesto.
A group of leading scientists this week released 'A Science Manifesto or plan for the recovery of New Zealand Science'. They say the country's science system is in trouble, and is incapable of providing what is needed for the nation to ahcieve economic transformation. Chris Laidlaw chairs a panel that includes: Dr Jim Watson, who chaired the panel which released the report; Rutherford Medal winner Professor Jeff Tallon; Professor Jacqueline Rowarth, the director of Massey Agriculture at Massey University; and the chief executive of Business New Zealand, Phil O'Reilly.
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 talks to two recent international visitors to New Zealand and takes a look at the new album from Christchurch choirster Dudley Benson.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

10:45 Sports talk.
Andrew McRae talks to Chris Laidlaw live from the Hamilton 400 V8 Supercar meeting

11:05 Ideas: Democracy and the Pacific
In Ideas this week we ask what is democracy, and where, and why, does it flourish?
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose.
Ideas plays until midday and is repeated just after the 1am news on Friday morning.