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Sunday for 5 July 2009

8:12 Insight: Iran

Insight this morning hears about the under-currents to the recent street protests in Iran. Does the public opposition to the Government indicate a dramatic change of mood and direction for the Islamic Republic?
Written and presented by John Simpson for the BBC's World Service.

8:40 Feature interview: The Spirituality of Boys

F. Washington (Tony) Jarvis, an Episcopal priest, teaches at Yale University where he is Director of the Educational Leadership and Ministry Program at the Berkeley Divinity School. He's in New Zealand for the International Boys School Coalition's annual conference being held at Lindisfarne College in Hawke's Bay, where he's speaking on "Meeting Boys' Deepest Needs: Ten Changes We Need to Make as We Try to Help Boys Grow Spiritually".

9:05 Mediawatch

Until recently, you could only expect live TV coverage of most top international sport if you were paying Sky TV for the privilege - and you could only see TVNZ's public service channels on the free-to-air service Freeview. But this week, Wimbledon's been showing on TVNZ for free - and TVNZ's commercial-free channels have popped up on Sky. Mediawatch asks TVNZ executive Jeff Latch why the two rivals are now collaborating so closely. Also in Mediawatch - why some viewers aren't happy with TVNZ's service from Wimbledon, and why you don't have to be as famous as the late Michael Jackson to have your private life probed by the press.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:30 Feature interview: Eye on the UN

Colin Keating is a former NZ ambassador to the UN and is the founding Executive Director of Security Council Report - an independent not-for-profit organisation affiliated to Columbia University and set up to provide objective information and analysis on the activities of the UN Security Council. He talks to Chris Laidlaw about the future of multilateralism.
Colin Keating has been in New Zealand to speak at the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law conference in Wellington.

10:06 The Sunday Group: Immigration

This week, we look at the various issues surrounding migration in the context of the current economic climate. Our panel includes Massey University sociologist Professor Paul Spoonley, Professor Jacques Poot of the Population Studies Centre at University of Waikato and Doctor Mary Dawson, Executive Director of the Auckland Regional Migrant Services.
Produced by Sean McKenna.

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 unveils a Miles Davis composition that has just been re-issued for the first time on CD, by a group of seasoned Auckland musicians and also delivers a tribute to Koko Taylor, the 'Queen of the Blues' who passed away recently.
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: Cuts to Adult Education

In the Budget this year, the government announced an 80 per cent cut in funding to Adult and Community Education in schools. This ACE funding is relied upon by schools to provide a wide selection of affordable evening classes taught around the country - classes attended by more than 200,000 New Zealanders every year. So are these simply "hobby" courses - or do they provide a valuable service to communities, or indeed the economy? It raises questions about different modes of education and how much value, both economically and socially, we attach to them.

In Ideas this week, we hear from several people who have been involved in adult education from different perspectives, and talk to Doctor Liz Gordon, National Chairperson for the Quality Public Education Coalition.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Sean McKenna