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Sunday for 8 June 2008

8:12 Insight Restorative Justice

Insight looks at the restorative justice system. Supporters say bringing offenders and their victims together can make a significant difference. But opponents of the process argue that some are just using it to get a lighter sentence. With the conferences purely voluntary, how is it possible to judge if the system is a success or not? Insight investigates.
Produced by Penny Smith

8:40 Feature interview: Conscientious Objection

The Peace Tax Seven is a group of protesters in the UK who are refusing to pay tax and are mounting a legal challenge against the government's right to use money taken in taxation for military purposes. One of the group, Robin Brookes, talks to Chris Laidlaw.
Produced by Christine Cessford

9:05 Mediawatch

Mediawatch looks at a startling story which sparked debate about the public appetite for shock news; and it asks the Broadcasting Minister how he plans to push TVNZ into giving the public more public service programmes. Mediawatch also talks to the out-of-town upstarts who are offering Dunedin's newspaper readers something different every Friday.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock.

9:30 Feature interview: Education - lessons from Finland.

Finland consistently performs at the top of the OECD in educational achievement. NZEI president Frances Nelson recently visited Finland to see why students there do so well, and tells Chris Laidlaw about what she found.
Produced by Christine Cessford

9:55 Notes from the South

Dougal Stevenson in Dunedin, with an anecdotal viewpoint.
Produced by Christine Cessford

10:06 The Sunday Group: Oil

As prices at the petrol pump tip two dollars a litre, we ask what's going on in the oil market. Demand is growing, but what's happening to the supply? Is this what peak oil is all about?
Chris Laidlaw chairs a panel that includes: Tim Jones, the convenor of the Sustainable Energy Forum; Richard Hale from Hale and Twomey energy consultants; and Rob Jager, chairman of Shell New Zealand.
Produced by Christine Cessford

10:30 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 checks out the health of today's blues fraternity, digs up a classic track that predated a multi-million seller, and we hear what happens musically when an Indian master musician swaps a sitar for a slide guitar …
Produced by Trevor Reekie

10:45 Feedback.

What the listeners have to say.

11:05 Ideas Marketing for Change

In Ideas this week, we examine social marketing, the art of making attractive the things we often don't want to do. But the question remains; how do you encourage change without criticizing existing behaviour?
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Justin Gregory