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8:12 Insight: Foster Care

Sue Ingram looks at children in care amid a new policy to find them permanet homes as quickly as possible. Are children benefiting or is the policy being driven by cost?

Produced by Sue Ingram

8:40 Feature interview: Earthquake Science

Tom Holzer, from the Earthquake Hazards Team US Geological Survey, talks to Chris Laidlaw about learning from earthquakes

Produced by Christine Cessford

9:05 Mediawatch

The thorny issue of how best to report scepticism about the science of climate change. We ask a veteran journalist if covering 'both sides of the story' gives people a balanced picture or a skewed one - and we hear from the editor of The Listener magaazine, which has called in its lawyers over criticism of its coverage of the issue. Also on the programme: who's checking if the facts in our factual programmes are past their use-by date?

Produced and presented by Colin Peacock.

9:30 Feature interview: Genuine Progress Index

Ron Colman talks to Chris Laidlaw about the GPI, a radical alternative to the GDP

Produced by Christine Cessford

9:55 Notes from the South

Dougal Stevenson in Dunedin, with an anecdotal viewpoint.

Produced by Christine Cessford

10:06 The Sunday Group: The Schools Plus initiative

Guests discuss the plan to keep students in school or training until they are 18. Chris Laidlaw chairs a panel that includes: Secretary for Education, Karen Sewell; PPTA president Robyn Duff; and the director of external relations at Manukau Institute of Technology, Stuart Middleton who is also part of a Fulbright group of international scholars studying equity and access in higher education.

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 unearths a two-tone classic, uncovers the debut of one of rock's richest money earners and explores the music of the Garifuna.

Produced by Trevor Reekie

11:05 Ideas: War Words

Diaries and letters from soldiers at the front have provided material for many historians and novelists, but their contents can often surprise. How have writers documented our war-time experiences? Can the official story tell us what really went on? Is it possible to get a real picture of how our boys felt about being at war?

Presented by Chris Laidlaw and produced by Justin Gregory

Ideas is repeated just after the 1am news on Friday morning.