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Sunday for 29 June 2008

8:12 Insight Abortion

Insight asks whether New Zealand's abortion law needs to be reviewed. It's not something that politicians are keen to talk about in election year. But a recent high court judgement has cast doubt on the lawfulness of many abortions, re-igniting an emotive debate.
Produced by Ann Marie May.

8:40 Feature interview: Raising Girls

Authors Ian and Mary Grant have followed on from their book about raising boys, with a work that focuses on girls. Ian talks to Chris Laidlaw about Raising Great Girls.
Produced by Christine Cessford

9:05 Mediawatch

Mediawatch looks at the tabloid tactics which dogged the English rugby team on their recent tour of New Zealand - and how the media here didn't let the absence of hard facts get in the way of a sensational story. Also - surveys which have been in the news even though they've revealed nothing really newsworthy; and what happened when a newspaper opened up the phone lines to its critics.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:30 Feature interview: Steve Maharey

The Labour MP talks to Chris Laidlaw about life inside the Labour Government, and his up-coming change of direction as Massey University's new vice-chancellor.
Produced by Christine Cessford

10:06 The Sunday Group : Land Confiscation

The Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies at Victoria University is this weekend running a conference entitled 'Coming to Terms? Raupatu/Confiscation and New Zealand History'. The Sunday Group brings together three of the conference's key speakers to discuss the issue. They are: Professor Alan Ward from the University of Newcastle in Australia; Professor John Weaver from McMaster University, Canada; and Associate Professor Richard Boast, from Victoria University of Wellington. Chaired by Chris Laidlaw.
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 checks out some 60's swingle beats from Germany, hooks up with Rupa and the April Fishes, and rediscovers the long lost Voices of East Harlem.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

10:45 Feedback.

What the listeners have to say.

11:05 Ideas Isolation

A focus on isolation and the effects of being alone. Are we inherently social beings as we're led to believe - or is alone time vital?
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Lucy Orbell