09:05 What will be impact of US debt downgrade and Eurozone debt crisis on the global economy?

Justin Urquhart Stewart, director of Seven Investment Management based in the UK which works with financial advisers and planners; Simon Botherway, general manager of investment for ANZ Wealth, former chair of the establishment board of the Financial Markets Authority and former member of the Securities Commission; and Bernard Hickey, managing editor of www.interest.co.nz

09:20 Do our cities work for children?

Professor Claire Freeman, head of Planning Programme at the Department of Geography, University of Otago

Why do we know so little about the spaces central to a child's world and what makes a good home, neighbourhood, school or city for them? Are today's kids' lives too structured and supervised? Claire is also being funded to look at children displaced by Christchurch earthquake, and has researched the place of camping in New Zealand.

Claire will be speaking as part of Otago University's Winter Lecture Series - her talk is called "Taking down the barriers: designing healthy cities which nurture resilient children"

Lecture details: Wellington - 6pm 10th August - James Cook Hotel
Auckland - 6pm 11th August - University of Otago Auckland Centre, Level 4, 385 Queen Street

09:45 Europe correspondent Peter Craven

10:05 Olga Garkavenko: Ukrainian-born research scientist

Olga Garkavenko left the Ukraine after witnessing firefighters who had battled the Chernobyl nuclear disaster coming into the cancer centre, where she was employed. Olga is now head of research and development at Living Cell Technologies, she also runs her own designer skincare business, NZ Cosmeceuticals.

10:35 Book Review with Harry Broad

Spirit of Progress by Steven Carroll, published by HarperCollins

10:45 Book Reading: The Angel's Cut by Elizabeth Knox

A 15 part series narrated by Jacob Rajan

The angel Xas returns in this sequel to the international bestseller, The Vintner’s Luck. Into a world of movie lots and speakeasies (L.A. 1929) comes Xas, stunt flier and wingless angel, still nursing his broken heart, and determined only to go on living in the air.

Listen again to this reading.

11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Sue Bradford

The debt crisis, the Mana party AGM and where the other small parties are at.

11:30 Guest Chef Paul Mercurio and wine commentator John Hawkesby

Television presenter, actor, Dancing with the Stars judge and beer enthusiast, Paul Mercurio, who has released a new cookbook, Cooking with Beer published by Allen and Unwin

He has spent considerable time developing recipes in which beer plays a significant role, not as a gimmick, but as an essential flavouring. From traditional beer-based favourites such as Lamb Shanks in Guinness, to variations on classics, such as Beer-Braised Beef Osso Bucco, to those that use beer in unexpected ways, such as Birramisu and Sticky Date Pudding.

Pork and Duck Rillettes
Beer Can Chicken
Dessert Birramisu

11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey

God is in the details: Quantifying art

Painting by Numbers, The Economist
Hamlet and the Region of Death, Boston Globe
Shadow Strokes, The Economist