Navigation for Labour Day

Produced by Zoe George

08:12 Folk musician Peter Dyer

Wellington folk musician Peter Dyer on the life and legacy of the "father of folk" Pete Seeger.

Peter Dyer

Simon Kuper08:35 The world's getting safer

This year there's been tensions in the Ukrane, IS has become more prominent and Ebola is spreading. But according to journalist Simon Kuper (right) the world is in fact getting safer.

Photograph by Vincent Lignier.

08:50 The All Blacks in the States

The All Blacks take on USA next weekend. Will this one-off game be a watershed moment for rugby in the US or might some Americans actually resent the intrusion of this foreign version of their own form of oval-ball football? American sports broadcaster Brian Murphy explains more.

09:07 Giving up work for humankind

Is giving up your job to help humankind the right thing to do? Kiwi journalist Kim Vinnell did just that.

09:30 Gender discrimination in China

Author of Socialism is Great! Lijia Zhang has written about her own experience of working in a rocket factory back in the days of China under Chairman Mao, right through to today's fast growing Chinese economy – still communist controlled, but super-commercial.

09:45  Choosing your own holidays

What if you were able to take as many days off work as you feel you need – or deserve? Mark Gilbert analyses what Richard Branson's suggestion might mean.

10:07 New Zealand Geographic

New Zealand Geographic is celebrating 25 years by looking forward another 25 to the big issues. Editor James Frankham on why we are not 100 percent pure. 

10:38 Tiny homes, big movement

New Zealand is facing a housing crisis, but one solution could be to build and live in tiny homes. Andrew Morrison explains thinking big on keeping it small.

Gallery: Andrew and Gabriella's tiny home

Inside Andrew Morrison s tiny home

11:06 Labour Day Music Special

Triple J content director Ollie Wards picks some tunes from New Zealanders (and a few Australians) doing well across the ditch.

And we're playing Broods and Hilltop Hoods. Both groups have been on RNZ in the last few months.

Music played in this show

Artist: Pete Dyer
Song: How Can I Keep From Singing  
Composer: Wadsworth Lowry
Album: n/a
Label: n/a
Broadcast: 08:13

Artist: Pete Seeger
Song:  Little Boxes
Composer: Reynolds
Album: The Essential
Label: Columbia
Broadcast: 08:17

Artist: Pete Seeger
Song:  Waist Deep in the Big Muddy
Composer: Seeger
Album: The Essential
Label: Columbia
Broadcast: 08:21

Artist: Pete Dyer
Song:  De Colores
Composer: traditional folk song
Album: n/a
Label: n/a
Broadcast: 08.30

Artist: The Byrds
Song:  Turn! Turn! Turn!
Composer:  Seeger
Album: Turn! Turn! Turn!
Label: Columbia
Broadcast: 08:35

Artist: Broods
Song:  Evergreen
Composer: Nott, Nott & Little
Album: Evergreen
Label: Island
Broadcast: 11:11

Artist: Lisa Mitchell
Song:  Wah Ha
Composer: Mitchell
Album: n/a
Label: Warner
Broadcast: 11:22

Artist: Opiou
Song:  Chubby Putty
Composer: Opiou
Label: n/a
Broadcast: 11:32

Artist: Hilltop Hoods
Song: cosby Sweater
Composer: Hilltop Hoods
Album: Walking Under Stars
Label: Universal

Artist: The Preatures
Song:  Somebody's Talking
Composer: The Preatures
Album: Blue Planet Eyes
Label: Universal
Broadcast: 11:51

Theme Music
Artist: Hilltop Hoods
Song: cosby Sweater
Composer: Hilltop Hoods
Album: Walking Under Stars
Label: Universal