Navigation for Sunday Morning

8:12 Insight The Aftermath of Abuse in Northland

How was Far North teacher James Parker, just sentenced to preventive detention, able to get away with abusing boys for so long.

Written and presented by Lois Williams and produced by Philippa Tolley.

8:40 Christopher Stedman

Assistant Humanist chaplain at Harvard University Christopher Stedman talks to Chris Laidlaw about his experiences as an atheist and interfaith activist as described in his book 'Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious'. Christopher works as the Assistant Humanist Chaplain at Harvard, helping facilitate Harvard's community of atheists, agnostics, and the nonreligious.

9:06 Mediawatch

This week: What happened when TV3 tested the Prime Minister's claim that people are more interested in snapper than spying - are journalists available for hire to create positive stories? And a political pundit ponders what sort of watchdogs our media make today: rabid rotweillers or supine spaniels?

Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Professor Paul Moon

Paul Moon is a New Zealand historian and a Professor at the Auckland University of Technology. He is a prolific writer of New Zealand history and biography, Paul talks about his book ENCOUNTERS - The Creation of New Zealand which is described as a wide-ranging, audacious and gripping story of New Zealand's changing national identity.

10:06 Ideas Rick Fala

Ideas looks at Rick Fala - the departing CEO of New Zealand firm Methven. Rick is the son of a Samoan Railway worker and a Maori Woollen mill worker who headed up one of our big export success stories.

Produced by Jeremy Rose.

10:55 Today's Track

In Today's Track we feature local singer/songwriter/poet Alan Downes with his debut cd titled The Best. Not a name many are familiar with but according to Radio New Zealand's Nick Bollinger, "Alan Downes is the closest thing to an authentic NZ Country sound (he's) ever heard. He's like Barry Crump with a guitar - totally free of affectation or artifice".

11:05 Down the List

Down the List is written by Dave Armstrong and produced by Adam Macaulay and Duncan Smith from the RNZ Drama Department.

11:12 Professor Andrew Bradstock

Proessor Andrew Bradstock holds the Howard Paterson Chair in Theology and Public Issues and is Director of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues. He talks to Chris Laidlaw about Religion in modern society

11:40 Wayne Brittenden's Counterpoint

Wayne takes a critical look at this country's restaurant culture this week and his comments are followed by an interview with critic Keith Stewart, who has been writing about food and wine for more than thirty years.