09:05 Government's freshwater management policy

Murray Gibb, chief executive of Water New Zealand.

09:25 What safeguards are there to ensure children in foster care and children's homes are being treated well and having their education needs met?

Former District and Youth Court judge, now parole board member, Carolyn Henwood. Judge Henwood is the chair of the Confidential Listening and Assistance Service; and Paul Nixon, chief social worker, Ministry of Social Development.

www.listening.govt.nz - which was set up to help those who claim they were abused or neglected in state care.

09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt

The continuing fallout from the bin Laden raid and political solutions to the gas price crisis.

10:05 Michael Quinn - chef and reformed alcoholic

Michael Quinn, the former head chef at the five-star Ritz Hotel in London and one of the UK's first 'celebrity chefs'. Michael Quinn describes his descent into alcoholism during which he was sleeping rough. He's now passionate about helping young people onto the right tracks, and tours the world describing the hidden dangers of the hospitality industry.


10:30 Book Review with Ralph McAllister

King of the Badgers by Philip Hensher
Published by Fourth Estate

10:45 Reading. Finally by David Hill

The fifth in our Mum's the Word series of short stories about mothers.

A mother remembered.

Listen to this story again.

11:05 Business correspondent Rod Oram

11:20 Sara Gruen - Canadian author of Water for Elephants and Ape House

Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants has been made into a movie starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Patterson (of Twilight fame) and it is due for general release in NZ on Thursday 12 May.

Water for Elephants published by Allen and Unwin
Ape House published Allen and Unwin

11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch

Media coverage of the Don Brash coup and Hone Harawira's new party.