09:05 Cash Rate

Should New Zealnd's Reserve Bank follow Australia's move to cut the cash rate by 100 basis points? Cameron Bagrie, ANZ-National Chief Economist.

09:20 Dr Lynda Exton

Dr Lynda Exton is a Christchurch GP who says the Maternity System is a scandal and mothers and babies are at more risk than at any time in past 3 decades.

09:30 Hollywood glamourising cigarette smoking

Professor Stanton Glantz from University of California.
Big Tobacco manipulation of media image is not a recent phenomenon: Professor Stanton Glantz has researched the payments from cigarette companies to the stars of Hollywood's "goden age" of the 1930's and 40's and found evidence of huge payments to a range of famous names, to promote tobacco products on and off the big screen. So what, if anything, has changed?

09:45 Australia Correspondent Paul Barclay

10:05 John Devane

10:30 Book Review with Laura Kroetsch

Home by Marilynne Robinson
Published by Virago
ISBN 9781844085491

10:45 Reading: How To Listen To Pop Music

Written and read by Nick Bollinger (Episode 8 of 10)

11:05 Music with Marty Duda

Artist Of The Week is Sparks

1.This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us - taken from
1974 album "Kimono My House" (Island)

2.I Want To Hold Your Hand - taken from 1976 single (Island)

3.The No. 1 Song In Heaven - taken from 1979 album "No. 1 In
Heaven" (Elektra)

4. Cool Places - Sparks with Jane Weidlin taken from 1983 album
"Sparks In Outer Space" (Atlantic)

5.(She Got Me) Pregnant - taken from 2008 album "Exotic
Creatures Of The Deep" (Lil' Beethoven)

Sparks have been responsible for some of the weirdest, wackiest music of the past 40 years. The band has been comprised of brothers Ron and Russell Mael along with a rotating cast of supporting musicians. They began making music together in 1970 and first found popularity in the U.K. in the early 70s with songs like "Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth" and "Amateur Hour". They have had a few close brushes with mass popularity but have remained on the fringes for most of their career. Their new album, Exotic Creatures Of The Deep featuring songs like "(She Got Me) Pregnant" and "Lighten Up, Morrissey", finds Sparks as wild and wacky as ever.

11:30 Legal Commentator Catrionna MacLennan

11:45 Film Review with Graeme Tuckett