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Sunday for 14 September 2008

8:12 Insight: Haiti in Crisis

Insight investigates the struggle in hurricane-ravaged Haiti to afford food, and asks why one of the poorest countries in the world isn't growing its own.
Produced by Orin Gordon for the BBC

8:40 Feature interview: The US Presidential elections - the Palin factor

Sunday Morning's commentator on the race for the White House, Dr Jon Johansson, is back to go over the latest developments and give some advice on what to look out for as the contest heats up.
Produced by Christine Cessford

9:05 Mediawatch

Mediawatch looks at the coverage of the so-called 'Winston Peters saga' which reached a peak this week with premature predictions of his demise. Have the media devoted too much time and effort to this story? Has the hostility between Winston Peters and the media coloured the coverage? Also on the programme: A look at the new weekly magazine appearing in some of the weekend papers. The publisher promises it will add value to the newspaper - but is it really the advertisers that they have in mind?
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:30 Feature interview: On the Road Again

New Zealander Dean Starnes has been traveling for 15 years - he's seen 75 countries and worn out three backpacks, and isn't thinking of settling down yet. He's written Roam, a book about his adventures, and tells Bryan Crump that the secret of great travel isn't just to look at life, but to get amongst it.
Produced by Christine Cessford

10:06 The Sunday Group: Kereru Pie

While the Department of Conservation fights a losing battle to control pests and save the country's biodiversity, the Sunday Group looks at whether the 'hands off' approach to our native plants and animals is working. In some parts of the world endangered species are being saved because they've been given a commercial value which ensures protection of both the species and their habitats. Could it work here?
Bryan Crump chairs a panel that includes: Professor Grahame Webb from the Crocodylus Park in Darwin; Dr Brendan Moyle, a Senior Lecturer in Economics in the Department of Commerce at Massey University; and Forest and Bird's advocacy manager Kevin Hackwell.
Produced by Christine Cessford

10:45 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 unwraps new work from ex-pat Greg Johnson's latest album, as well as improvisations from the American Hammer Dulcimer champion.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

11:05 Ideas: Mediums, Not Rare

In Ideas this week we hear a documentary from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation about a town in the United States called Lily Dale, North America's oldest community of spiritualists and mediums. Bryan Crump then talks to Spiritualist Minister Kathy Weldon, and psychologist Dr Marc Wilson, author of a recent online survey into New Zealanders' beliefs.
Presented by Bryan Crump
Produced by Justin Gregory