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Sunday for 11 May, 2008

8:12 Insight The Price of Rice

Insight looks at the impact of the massive increase in the price of rice. It's caused riots in some countries and has prompted some big producers to cut exports. But not Thailand - the world's biggest exporter. So are Thai rice farmers getting rich?
Produced by Lesley Curwen

8:40 Feature interview: Children of East Timor

Teacher and volunteer Annie Fisher talks to Chris Laidlaw about her life among the young people of East Timor, and what the future might hold for them. Anne features in 'Children of A Nation', screening as part of the Human Rights Film Festival.
Produced by Christine Cessford

9:05 Mediawatch

In Mediawatch this week - the media give us plenty about what to eat and how to live a healthy life, but right now they're also resisting proposed legislation that's meant to help make us all healthier in future. Is the media part of the health problem - or part of the solution? There's also a look at reporting of the latest twist in the so-called Berryman Bridge saga - and an interview with the journalist who's followed the whole story for the full 14 years. And we look into recent reports of a "medical miracle" that looks like less than the sum of its parts.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock.

9:30 Feature interview: 50 years of 111

In 1958, 111 emergency calls averaged three per week. Today, the figure for a week is 52,000. Chairman of the National Communications Advisory Board for Police John Perham discusses the service with Chris Laidlaw.
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 World Food Crisis.

There's enough food in the world to feed every man, woman and child on the planet, but millions of people can't afford to buy it and now hunger is a world-wide problem. How did it happen? Didn't anybody see it coming? And what can be done about it?
Chris Laidlaw chairs a panel that includes: Barry Coates, executive director, Oxfam NZ; Lisa Cescon, chief executive, World Vision NZ; and Ari Nargiono, from, Oxfam in Indonesia.
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 recaptures the banjo, visits the south of France, and celebrates the legacy of Bob Marley who passed away on this day in 1981.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

10:45 Feedback.
What the listeners have to say.

11:05 Ideas: Happiness

In the second of our two-part series, we look at governments and their efforts to legislate for the wellbeing of their citizens. In 1972, King Singye Wangchuck of Bhutan introduced the concept of gross national happiness to measure the material and spiritual happiness of his people. More than 30 years later, are they in fact any happier?
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Justin Gregory