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Sunday For 1 February 2009

8:12 Insight: Riding the Economic Storm

Insight looks at the economic prospects for the year ahead. Everyday the financial situation appears to get gloomier. The global recession is deepening, commodity prices are plunging and unemployment is rising. Can New Zealand survive the worsening storm?
Produced by Nadine Chalmers-Ross

8:40 Feature interview: Geoff Sewell

The Kiwi creator of Amici Forever is touring the country this month and talks to Chris Laidlaw about the triumph of music over accountancy, going solo, his international entertainment company, Incognito Artists, and his dedication to his daughter's struggle with autism. For tour details, see
Produced by Christine Cessford

9:05 Mediawatch

Mediawatch looks at the mixed messages from the media about the current economic crisis - and why some journalists believe the media are only making things worse. And just how silly was the 'silly season'? The Mediawatch team weighs up the media coverage of the stories and the issues which cropped up while Mediawatch has been off the air lately.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:30 Feature interview: Neville Peat

Rees river horse trek

The writer talks to Chris Laidlaw about his book 'High Country Lark - An Invitation to Paradise', and takes us on a journey through Central Otago - back in time to when the South Island kokako was heard, to the present, where land tenure review is worrying high country farmers.
Produced by Christine Cessford

10:06 The Sunday Group: New Zealand before the Treaty

The group this week takes a historical look at the Treaty of Waitangi, examining social and political life in New Zealand in the years leading up to the signing. We'll discuss the pressures bought to bear and the expectations of the parties involved in the Treaty process.
Chris Laidlaw chairs a panel that includes: Dr Claudia Orange, historian and Director of History and Pacific Cultures at Te Papa; historian Dr Peter Adams; and Dr Manuka Henare, Associate Dean of Maori & Pacific Development at the University of Auckland Business School.
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. In this week's show, Trevor revisits the King in Las Vegas and digs up a reworking of Jimi Hendrix's hit 'Foxy Lady'.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

10:55 Feedback.

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11:05 Ideas: A Pack of Hoons - Conscientious Objectors in New Zealand History
In Ideas, we hear about the conscientious objectors who refused to fight in the First World War and the truly horrendous punishments inflicted on them.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose