09:05 Evacuation procedures, Victoria fires

Phil Koperberg, former Australian fire chief. He served 21 years as commissioner for the Fire Service in New South Wales, and is now a Backbench MP and an expert in risk and crisis management.

09:30 The recession

Julie Jay's husband has been made redundant as a result of the recession. They are worried they may have to sell assets to survive, at a time of their lives when they expected to be focussing on saving for their retirement.

09:30 Government infrastructure package announced

Jane Patterson, Radio New Zealand reporter.

09:45 Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan

10:05 Austistic savant

Daniel Tammet, an austistic savant who has extraordinary mental ability with numbers.

His new book Embracing the Wide Sky - the enormous potential of your mind was released in NZ a few days ago. His first book was Born on a Blue Day.

10:30 Book Review with Graham Beattie

Land of Marvels by Barry Unsworth
Published by Hutchinson
ISBN 978 009 192 6182

10:45 Reading. The Kindness Of Strangers by Shonagh Koea

Episode 3 of 10

A series of moving vignettes in which writer Shonagh Koea recalls her past, looking back on a range of roles including daughter, wife, mother, journalist and novelist, with a few favourite recipes along the way.

11:05 Music Review with Marty Duda

Artist Of The Week is David Byrne

1. Help Me Somebody (4:17) - Brian Eno & David Byrne taken from 1981 album My life In The Bush Of Ghosts (Nonesuch)

2. The Dream Police (Cha Cha Cha) (3:00) - David Byrne taken from
1989 album Rei Momo (Luaka Bop/Sire)

3. Like Humans Do (3:32) - David Byrne taken from 2001 album Look Into The Eyeball (Virgin)

4. Strange Overtones (4:16) - David Byrne & Brian Eno taken from 2008 album Everything That Happens Will Happen Today (Inertia)

11:30 Legal commentator Robert Lithgow, Wellington Barrister

11:45 Film Review with Graeme Tuckett

Let the Right One In (Adolescent Swedish Vampires)
The Map Reader (New NZ drama)
Yes Man (Jim Carrey vehicle)