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Sunday for 27 July 2008

8:12 Insight Antarctica

Insight explores whether Antarctica is melting. A part of the continent is warming, while at the same time the extent of sea ice reached record levels last year. So what's going on? Sue Ingram investigates this vital question which has crucial implications for sea level rise.
Produced by Sue Ingram

8:40 Feature interview: Anton Oliver

The former All Black captain talks to Chris Laidlaw about wind power, life in France, studying at Oxford, and maybe a little bit of rugby.
Produced by Christine Cessford

9:05 Mediawatch

Mediawatch this week looks at the common complaint that stories about crime and violence seem to make up too much of our news these days. It surveys the online output of a number of broadcasters to find out if that's true - and if our media are out of step with those elsewhere in the world. Mediawatch also looks at how local papers are coping with tough times - and how the misfortune of some local camera crews this week raised a laugh across the Tasman.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:30 Feature interview: The Chinese Cultural Revolution: A History

Professor Paul Clark talks to Chris Laidlaw about his book which casts new light on the Chinese Cultural Revolution, and his first-hand experience of that turbulent time.
Produced by Christine Cessford

10:06 The Sunday Group

An international conference on cybercitizens starts in Queenstown next week, focusing on how we can safely use the internet and the risks, rights and responsibilities of everyone involved. The tension lies between those who oppose censorship and value the freedom of information offered by the internet, and those who want the industry to protect children and other vulnerable users from the very worst of cyberspace.

Chris Laidlaw chairs a panel that includes: Peter Dengate Thrush, the chair of the international body Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers; Martin Cocker, the executive director of Netsafe, New Zealand's principal online safety organization; and Neville Gates, whose adult daughter committed suicide and who is calling for internet companies to take more responsibility for the content of websites.
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 mixes up a pot-pourri of new sounds, including a tribute to the songs of Percy Mayfield as well as some Hebridean-influenced vocal stylings, and a celebration of sounds from one of the lesser known African nationalities, The Garifuna.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

10:45 Feedback.

What the listeners have to say.

11:05 Ideas Power to the People?

Are decisions about our foreign policy too important to be left to just our politicians?
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Justin Gregory