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Sunday for 28 June 2009

8:12 Insight: The Jury System

In the aftermath of the David Bain re-trial, Insight asks whether the way criminal cases are handled needs to be reviewed. Was the Bain case a triumph for justice and the jury system?
Written and presented by Penny Smits
Produced by Sue Ingram

8:40 Feature interview: Clean Farming

Professor Jules Pretty, from the University of Essex, is a leading authority on the sustainability of agricultural production and the environmental impact of agricultural intensification. He talks to Chris Laidlaw about his ideas on how to improve production while also improving the environment of the farm and the surrounding area.
Prof Pretty is in New Zealand attending the Otago University Foreign Policy School.

9:05 Mediawatch

Iranian authorities have clamped down on journalists reporting the current turmoil there, but they haven't been able to stop anonymous amateurs getting stuff out on the internet. The world's media have making the most of that, but an expert Iranian journalist says that doesn't mean we're getting a clear picture of what's really going on. Mediawatch also looks at the free publicity enjoyed by Lotto lately; and one political party's novel effort to spoon-feed comment to journalists.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:30 Feature interview: Changing the Course of Global Warming

Robert Watson has had some high-profile jobs. He's the former US Associate Director for the Environment in the Clinton administration, and has also chaired the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. These days he's Chief Scientific Advisor in the UK Department of Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs and he's also the chairman of the UN's assessment of global agriculture. He talks to Chris Laidlaw about the need for a global carbon market - and how small states can make a difference.

10:06 The Sunday Group: Rugby Blues

Seasonal congestion problems, the future of the tri-nations and SANZAR, player drain to Europe … these and other big issues facing rugby at the moment will be thrashed out by Chris Laidlaw and his panel of guests - former All Black Captain Sir Brian Lochore; Herald on Sunday sports editor Paul Lewis; and the Chairman of the Otago Rugby Union, former sports journalist and author, Ron Palenski.

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 explores the new sound of American gospel and the winning entry from a local bluesman who has just won a major award in the prestigious International Songwriting Competition.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

10:55 Feedback

What you, the listeners, say on the ideas and issues that have appeared in the programme.

11:05 Ideas: Putting Your Life on the Line for Your Beliefs

In the 1930s more than 40,000 men and women traveled to Spain from 50 countries to fight on behalf of the country's democratically-elected Republican government. The international brigades, as they were called, have been described as one of the most unusual armies in history since the overwhelming majority volunteered for ideological reasons - broadly characterised as anti-fascist. And not surprisingly perhaps there were New Zealanders in their ranks. This week in Ideas we explore what it is that makes people like the brigadistas risk their lives for their beliefs. First we hear from historian and writer Mark Derby who edited the recently-released 'Kiwi Companeros: New Zealand and the Spanish Civil War'. And then later in the programme Christchurch playwright Sam Fisher tells us what motivated him to travel to Sri Lanka to work as a human-shield in the 1990s.

Kiwi Companeros
International Peace Brigades

Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose