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Sunday for 8 February 2009

8:12 Insight: Cholesterol Count

Insight asks whether we should all be aiming for lower cholesterol levels or whether many of the thousands of cholesterol tests that are carried out every year in New Zealand are a waste of time and money.
Produced by Sue Ingram

8:40 Nelson Mandela and the Game that Made a Nation

John Carlin got to know Nelson Mandela well during the years 1989 to 1995 Playing the Enemy cover art and John Carlin.that he spent in South Africa as correspondent for the UK 'Independent' newspaper. His book, 'Playing the Enemy' centres on the Rugby World Cup final of 1995 when Mandela stepped on to the field at Ellis Park Stadium wearing the Springbok Captain's jersey. John Carlin talks to Chris Laidlaw about what he describes as Mandela's act of political genius and the events leading up to it.
Produced by Christine Cessford
'Playing the Enemy', by John Carlin. Published by Penguin.

9:05 Mediawatch

There's now a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, but debate about the media coverage of the conflict in Gaza hasn't stopped. With restrictions on the reporting and big efforts to spin the media coverage, is there any way it could have been accurate, fair or balanced? Also in the programme - suspicions that sponsors are calling the shots for TV news and sport, the reaction to the promised government crackdown on law-breaking boy racers - and is there really only one unemployed man in New Zealand?
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

Alastair Campbell9:30 Alastair Campbell - life after Tony Blair

Best known as the former British PM's spin doctor, Alastair Campbell has recently published his debut novel. He talks frankly to Chris Laidlaw about drawing on his own experience of mental illness to write the book, and discusses other pet topics - including football, the UK media and the political landscape.
Produced by Christine Cessford
'All in the Mind', by Alastair Campbell. Published by Random House.

10:06 The Sunday Group: The Right Track

What are the philosophical underpinnings of John Key's National Government? As the new leadership grabs the reins of power in the face of a global economic melt-down, how will John Key and his Ministers deal with what's in front of them? Will traditional right-wing ideology give way to pragmatism? Are we looking at short-term fixes which will only make things worse in the future? Do we spend, or do we save? This week's Sunday Groups looks for answers. Chris Laidlaw chairs a panel that includes: Professor Tim Hazledine, head of the Economics Department of the University of Auckland Business School; New Zealand Herald columnist Fran O'Sullivan, and former Labour Cabinet Minister and ACT Party leader Richard Prebble.
Produced by Christine Cessford

10:40 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 Reekie takes a walk in the park with Wellington's International Ukulele Orchestra and showcases how 20th century masters are being re-presented for a 21st century audience. Produced by Trevor Reekie

10:55 Feedback.

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11:05 Ideas: Conscientious Objectors (Part 2)

In the second of two programmes on conscientious objection, Ideas talks to American soldier Joshua Key - currently seeking political asylum in Canada - two Israelis who have spent time in prison for refusing to serve in the military, and Christchurch barrister Moana Cole who was imprisoned in America for attacking a B52 with a hammer.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose