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Sunday for 22 February 2009

8:12 Insight: Tagging

Insight looks at tagging and investigates what works in the battle to wipe it out. Should taggers be sent to jail? Or are there other ways to stop the vandalism?
Produced by Penny MacKay

8:40 Feature interview: Rights of People with Disabilities

Gerard Quinn, Irish Human Rights Commissioner, talks about the UN Convention on the rights of disabled people, which New Zealand ratified late last year.
Produced by Christine Cessford

9:05 Mediawatch

Mediawatch this week talks to TV3 presenter Mike McRoberts and former TVNZ news chief Trish Carter about whether New Zealand media make the right choices when they cover big global news stories - and whether they add value for the audience when they send local reporters away to report back. Mediawatch also asks awkward questions about the sale of a rebel radio station to the corporate big boys, and we hear how radio hosts have been giving out unwanted advice all week long.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:30 Feature interview: Fidel & Che - A Revolutionary Friendship

Author Simon Reid-Henry has written about the story of Fidel Castro, a peasant's son and a rebel, and his fateful meeting with doctor and idealist, Che Guevara. He talks to Chris Laidlaw about the pair's journey to battle in the Cuban mountains, and to the heart of the Cold War.
Produced by Christine Cessford

'Fidel & Che: A Revolutionary Friendship,' by Simon Reid-Henry. Published by Hachette.

9:54 Notes from the South

Dougal Stevenson returns with some grave reservations about the proposed Dunedin Stadium. Local authorities, he says, are in too deep to clamber out with dignity.
Produced by Christine Cessford

10:06 The Sunday Group: The Future of Rail

This week's Sunday Group looks at the structure and economics of New Zealand's rail network. There seems no doubt that our publicly-owned service needs investment to make it competitive with road, sea and air transport. But how much political support is there? Is the structure right? Following privatization, asset-stripping and a loss of confidence in the service, can it be saved? Should it be saved? Chris Laidlaw chairs a panel that includes: Chris Kissling, Professor of Transport Studies, Lincoln University; Dave Heatley, research fellow at VUW Institute for the Study of Competition and Regulation; Mike Lee, Chairman, Auckland Regional Council.
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 digs up one of gospel's greats who, in her own inimitable way, went on to influence not only the devil's music but also most of the early practitioners of that pagan form - rock'n'roll.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

10:55 Feedback.

What the listeners have to say.

11:05 Ideas: Natural Health Remedies - What works and what doesn't

Natural health remedies and alternative health care practices are thriving in New Zealand but do they work? Naturopath and founder of Wellington's Natural Health Centre Peter Waugh describes some of the different therapies on offer and puts Ideas producer Jeremy Rose under the candle. GP, and Otago University's Wellington School of Medicine senior lecturer in primary health care, Dr Ben Gray talks about harnessing the placebo effect and the importance of understanding belief in the healing process. And Shaun Holt - a medical doctor - who also has a pharmacy degree - reviews the evidence for natural remedies.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose