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8:12 Insight: It's a Goal! The All Whites' World Cup

For just the second time in New Zealand football history the All Whites will be at the World Cup. Why has it taken almost 30 years for the national team to make an encore, and what does the future hold for the Beautiful Game in this country?
Written and presented by Stephen Hewson
Produced by Sue Ingram

8:40 Chris Clarke - Treating Global Health

World Vision NZ chief executive Chris Clarke has challenged the international community to improve its track record on providing medical help for the poorest people in the world. It's calling for greater accountability, effectiveness and co-ordination in global health governance and health spending priorities to improve life for mothers and children in the developing world.

9:06 Mediawatch

TVNZ has been celebrating 50 years of television in New Zealand this week, and it's even launched a brand new channel devoted to shows from the archives. But to see it, you have to be a pay-TV customer. Mediawatch asks why, and finds out what some producers, programme-makers and critics make of it. And with the future of State-owned TVNZ up in the air, what role will it play as television enters its second half-century in New Zealand?
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:45 Paul Warren - Was that a Question?

In our language slot at this time on the first Sunday of the month, Associate Professor Paul Warren, Head of the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University talks about the language habit of 'high rising terminals' in which statements come out as questions because the voice gets higher at the end of the sentence.

10:06 Michael Slater - Dipping into Dickens

Michael Slater has been reading and re-reading Charles Dickens' work since he was 11 and he's drawn on a lifetime of study to produce his biography of the great writer. He dissects Dickens' personal and emotional life, his childhood, his women, his children, his ego and his enormous output of work.
'Charles Dickens', is published by Yale University Press.

10:45 Hidden Treasures

Each week Trevor Reekie presents Hidden Treasures, uncovering musical magic often buried under tons of other stuff from here, there and over that a-way!! This week Trevor digs up a couple of gems, including the man who was the subject of an American top 10 single in 1979 by Rickie Lee Jones, and a new album from French jazz new-wavers, the Hadouk Trio.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

11.05 Ideas: Sanctions - Humanitarian Disaster or Legitimate Tool in International Relations?

In 1998 Denis Halliday the United Nation's then Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq resigned in protest at what he described as a genocidal sanctions regime. His successor in the job Hans von Sponeck - like Halliday a UN veteran who had achieved the rank of UN assistant secretary general - quit in protest less than two years later. And sanctions have remained controversial ever since - probably never more so than during the past week as Israel's blockade of Gaza hit the headlines when nine people were killed by Israeli commandos as they commandeered a flotilla of ships attempting to deliver humanitarian goods to Gaza. Ideas talks Denis Halliday (a passenger aboard the 'Rachel Corrie' one of the ships attempting to reach Gaza with humanitarian supplies); Israeli Ambassador to New Zealand Shemi Tzur; Naing Ko Ko, the director of the Burma office of New Zealand; and professor of peace and conflict studies Kevin Clements.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose

11.55 Feedback

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