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Sunday for 16 November 2008

8:12 Insight: Obama - facing the future

Insight travels to Washington to look at the challenges facing President-elect Barack Obama, and asks if he can transform his campaign rhetoric into answers for the problems that lie ahead.
Produced by Phil Pennington

Joseph Kabila8:40 Feature interview: Conflict in Congo

Daily reports of killing, rape and dispossession make up the horrors of life in the Congo. An expert in the area, Dr Richard Vokes from Canterbury University, talks to Chris Laidlaw about the leaders involved in the conflict, some of the complex issues behind the crisis, and what can be done to help those caught up in the situation.
Produced by Christine Cessford

Pictured right: Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

9:05 Mediawatch

The Woman's Weekly, The Listener and The New Zealand Herald are all titles that loom large in New Zealand's media history - and now the company that owns them all looks set to change hands, so this week Mediawatch asks: Who is likely to end up with these crown jewels? And does it really matter? Also on the programme: John Key's political honeymoon, and we hear about cartoonists at the cutting edge overseas.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:30 Feature interview: Indonesia - one country, many peoples

In the wake of the execution of the Bali bombers a week ago, Chris Laidlaw talks to Sidney Jones (below), senior advisor to the Asia programme of the International Crisis Group, about the likely consequences of their deaths, and the pressures on the world's largest Muslim nation.
Produced by Christine Cessford

Sidney Jones

9:55 Notes from the South
Dougal Stevenson has been thinking about history, and the need to preserve stories before they are lost forever.
Produced by Christine Cessford

10:06 The Sunday Group: A Vision for New Zealand

This week Treasury officials have given a grim assessment of the economy and have forecast unemployment rising to six per cent. The new Prime Minister has a job on his hands - but the situation has sparked responses from many who see the crisis as an opportunity to take stock, and move the country forward. Chris Laidlaw chairs a panel that includes: Council of Trade Unions economist Peter Conway, David Skilling, the chief executive of the privately-funded think-tank the New Zealand Institute, and Paul Newfield, an executive from Morrison and Co, which manages Infratil Limited, a publicly-listed investor in infrastructure assets.
Produced by Christine Cessford

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 previews a couple of major live events scheduled to hit our shores in 2009, as well as a brand new solo track from Warratah Barry Saunders.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

10:55 Feedback.

What the listeners have to say.

11:05 Ideas Born to Live

Ideas commemorates the pioneering work of legendary American broadcaster Studs Terkel, by replying his classic 1961 programme, 'Born To Live', about life under the shadow of the nuclear bomb.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Studs Terkel