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Sunday for 3 August 2008

8:12 Insight Reporting Cyclone Nargis

Insight hears the experience of the few BBC journalists who managed to enter Myanmar to report on Cyclone Nargis. The military government tried to stop any negative reporting of the crisis - forcing many journalists to enter the country secretly, pretending to be tourists. Hear their stories as they witnessed first-hand the devastation the cyclone brought.
Produced by BBC World Service.

8:30 Interview: Update on the relief effort in Burma.

Save the Children's emergency programme director in Yangon, Chris Cattaway, tells Chris Laidlaw about progress after the disaster of Cyclone Nargis.
Produced by Christine Cessford

8:40 Feature interview: The Best Man Who Ever Served the Crown? A Life of Donald McLean

Biographer Ray Fargher talks to Chris Laidlaw about this controversial figure in New Zealand's colonial history.

9:05 Mediawatch

Mediawatch this week looks at two very different efforts to answer the question: who is the real John Key? One involved three senior newspaper journalists beavering away for weeks - while the other involved taking him out fishing for one day. Also in the programme, Mediawatch looks again at crime and violence in the news and talks to an online editor about our appetite for such stories.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:30 Feature interview: Cannabalism: This Horrid Practice

Author Paul Moon talks to Chris Laidlaw about New Zealand's hidden history of cannibalism.
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 New Zealand/United States Bilateral Relationship.
In the wake of the visit by US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, last month, the Sunday Group looks at the relationship between the two countries.
Chris Laidlaw chairs a panel that includes: Robert Patman, professor of International Relations at the University of Otago; Dr Lance Beath, a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Strategic Studies; and former New Zealand ambassador to the US, John Wood.
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 uncovers musical gems including a local, grand experiment that incubated in O'Rourke Hall, Room 129, way back in 1973, as well as an American pastor with eight gospel grammys under his belt - who was recently awarded a lifetime achievement award.
Produced by Trevor Reekie.

10:45 Feedback.

What the listeners have to say.

11:05 Ideas Like the Corners of My Mind

On Ideas this week, our memories enable and define our lives but can we define what a memory is?
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Justin Gregory