Sunday 4 'til 8

Sunday 11 March 2012, with Katrina Batten

4:07 The Sunday Feature: Fukushima nuclear accident

It's a year (11 March 2011) since Japan was struck by a huge earthquake and Tsunami. Clouds of radioactive fall out from damaged nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power station spread across heavily populated areas - many kilometres from the plant. Mariko Oi visits the Fukushima prefecture to find out what has happened since. She meets scientists working to piece together an accurate picture of the effects of the radioactive fall out, both on the environment and human health.

5:12 Spiritual Outlook

Our regular catch up with the world of religion, spirituality, faith and ethics – presented by Justin Gregory and Sonia Yee, alternating with a series from the BBC's World Service programme, Heart and Soul.

5:36 Blue Smoke

Tracing the birth and evolution of New Zealand’s recorded popular music. A series written, presented and produced by Chris Bourke, author of the award winning book: Blue Smoke: the Lost Dawn of New Zealand Popular Music.  (RNZ, originally broadcast on Radio New Zealand Concert)

6:06 Te Ahi Kaa

Exploring issues and events from a tangata whenua perspective (RNZ)

7:06 World Book Club: Andrea Levy -  Small Island

Harriet Gilbert talks to Andrea Levy about Small Island, a heart-warming and tale of love and immigration during World War II.