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Sunday for 22 June 2008

8:12 Insight Melanesia

Insight travels to Vanuatu to look at the massive challenges facing Melanesia - the Pacific's "arc of instability." Of New Zealand's neighbouring sub-regions, Melanesia remains the most plagued by political and social instability.
But at a recent political summit, there were signs of a growing sense of solidarity. Can the states throw off their tag of "failed nations?"
Produced by Johnny Blades

8:40 Feature interview: The Race for the US Presidency

Political commentator Dr Jon Johansson joins Chris Laidlaw for a retrospective look at the US primaries, what happens now in the contest, and the hugely complex issues facing the next President of the United States.
Produced by Christine Cessford

9:05 Mediawatch

Mediawatch this week looks the cutting edge of 'citizen journalism' in South Korea, where amateur enthusiasm has been blended with a bit of professional rigour to create a media outfit with real clout. Mediawatch also investigates a nationwide survey of Kiwi attitudes which delivered less than it promised; and how commentators and talkback radio responded to the recent spate of crime in South Auckland.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:30 Feature interview: Rugby World Cup 2011

Martin Snedden, the chief executive of Rugby NZ 2011, talks to Chris Laidlaw about hosting the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand's "stadium of of four million".
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: Australia-New Zealand Relations

In the wake of last week's Australia-New Zealand Leadership Forum, we look at the state of the relationship between the two countries, and how it might develop in coming years.
Chris Laidlaw chairs a panel that includes: Dr David Skilling, the Chief Executive of the New Zealand Institute; the Chairman of Price Waterhouse Coopers, John Shewan; and Radio New Zealand's political editor, Brent Edwards.
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 samples a bit of Mediterranean colour and rhythm, mixes it with a dash of acoustic guitar music that became a stylistic template for future guitarists, and welcomes a young Aucklander who has already achieved so much, so young.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

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

11:05 Ideas Status Anxiety

Ideas looks at status and the anxiety that comes with it. How do our peer groups affect our sense of self, and self-acceptance? And why do we feel anxious?
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Lucy Orbell