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8:12 Insight: Special Education

Insight looks at the future for children with special needs. It's thirteen years since a radical policy was introduced to reform the way children with high educational needs are schooled. Now a review of that policy is about to go to Cabinet.

Written and presented by Penny MacKay
Produced by Philippa Tolley

8:40 Keith Newman - Missionaries Among the Maori

Keith Newman is an award winning journalist, radio producer and historian whose first book, Ratana Revisited, was published in 2006. His latest book offers a new perspective on the interconnections between missionaries and Maori in colonial New Zealand. Bible & Treaty is published by Penguin.

9:06 Mediawatch

Mediawatch looks at three centuries of journalism, and what history might tell us to expect in the future. It reports on a new service that offers journalists informed sources for free - and also free publicity to businesses - and considers the newsworthiness of Hone Harawira's comments about preferred partners for his children. Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Christina Mackay - kitchens and the environment

The fashion for regular remodeling of kitchens creates work for designers, fabricators and installers. But it is also wasteful and polluting. Christina Mackay, senior lecturer in interior architecture at Victoria University of Wellington, discusses the issues.

10:06 Hugh White - Australia's defence policies

Hugh White, professor of Strategic Studies at the Australian National University, considers the changes to Australia's defence policies since the last white paper, of which he was the principal author, 10 years ago.

10:50 Hidden Treasures

This week on Hidden Treasures, Trevor Reekie celebrates the anniversary of the music festival that set the template for all music festivals, and features music by Umbabarauma, Blood Sweat and Tears, Flip Grater, and Ba Cissoko. Produced by Trevor Reekie

11.05 Ideas: Lived Philosophies - Ethical Vegetarianism

To many people, the idea that eating meat - and, in the case of vegans, any animal products - is morally wrong. Victoria University associate professor Simon Keller relates the philosophical history of vegetarianism. Catherine Amey - who is currently writing a history of vegetarianism in New Zealand - recalls some the country's earliest vegetarians. And animal liberationist Mark Eden explains why, in his view, it is justifiable to break the law in order to save the life of an animal.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose

11.55 Feedback

What you, the listeners, say on the ideas and issues that have appeared in the programme.