1:15 Deer culling helping to feed people who need it the most

Efforts to cull deer high up in the Raukumara Ranges in Tairawhiti is putting fresh venison on the tables of those who need it most.

Gisborne hunters Lisa and Rob Daunton have shot over 100 deer on Puketoro Station - the deer are considered a nuisance, eating grass needed for stock.

As part of a community project they've provided two tonnes of processed venison to local foodbanks.

And they've also got other hunters on board. Lisa Daunton talks to Jesse.

Team Kaiwhakangau

Team Kaiwhakangau Photo: Kaiwhakangau

1:25 RNZ concert asking for listener input on the music they play

RNZ Concert is putting the word out about a survey they're conducting to gather feedback on the music they play.

They want to hear from listeners and non-listeners to keep the station fresh and inviting to newcomers.

 Host of The Works and Inside Out, Nick Tipping talks to Jesse about their survey.

1:35 What the 'Hamilton' hype is all about

Musical theatre fans are losing their minds this week as 'Hamilton' is coming to Aotearoa for the first time.

The show was created by Lin-Manuel Miranda and premiered off-Broadway in 2015. It's won Tonys, Grammys, and even a Pulitzer Prize.

The strictly limited season at Spark Arena will from the 26th of May to the 11th of June next year.

Stuff senior journalist and Hamilton superfan Alison Mau talks to Jesse about the musical.

Hamilton the musical

Hamilton the musical Photo: supplied

1:45 Relationships with Hannah Korrel

Today neuropsychologist Hannah Korrel talks to Jesse about navigating difficult family members during the festive season.

2:10 Book Critic: Pip Adam

Today Pip talks to Jesse about books that can help navigate through economic difficulties.

She talks about Too Much Money: How Wealth Disparities Are Unbalancing Aotearoa by Max Rashbrooke and More Zeros adn Ones: Digital Technology, Maintenance and Equity in Aotearoa edited by Anna and Kelly Pendergrast.

2:20 Crimes NZ: Michael Blowers fall from grace

In 2014 a former police detective, Michael Blowers, was sent to prison for five years after pleading guilty to a raft  drug related offences.

What made this case stand out from any other corrupt officers is that the drugs he was selling were stolen from the police exhibit room. His crime was only uncovered when a test was carried out on methamphetamine seized in a police raid and results showed the drugs were simply plain rock salt.

RNZ's Charlie Dreaver was a reporter in Northland at the time and she talks to Jesse about how this case played out.

Michael Blowers admitted stealing methamphetamine from police storage and passing it to a dealer.

Michael Blowers admitted stealing methamphetamine from police storage and passing it to a dealer. Photo: Northern Advocate

Ideaflow book cover

Ideaflow book cover Photo: supplied

3:10 Less is not more when it comes to ideas 

Contrary to popular opinion, less is not always  more.The best way to come up with quality ideas is to have a lot of them. Quantity leads to quality. This is what Professor Jeremy Utley teaches in his classes on innovation and design thinking at Stanford University. And while ideas don't just happen, there are things we can do to stoke creative problem solving and generate innovative ideas. He's the co-author of a new book called Ideaflow: The Only Business Metric That Matters

3:30 Spoken Feature: BBC Witness History

In 1934, the late Percy Shaw almost crashed while driving home from the pub on a foggy night in West Yorkshire, in England. He was saved when his headlights were reflected in the eyes of a cat and it gave him a brilliant idea. He invented reflective studs for the road and called them cat’s eyes. Rachel Naylor speaks to Percy's great-niece, Glenda Shaw.

Percy Shaw

Percy Shaw Photo: bbc.co.uk

3:45 The Panel with Chris Wikaira