09:05 The impact of specialist drug courts

Alcohol and drug counsellor Roger Brooking questions the likely impact of the government's drug court trial. It is putting $2 million towards a five-year trial drug court beginning next year, as part of a $10 million package to tackle alcohol and drug dependence.

09:20 The enduring appeal of Dr Seuss books

Susan Brandt is the president of Licensing and Marketing for Dr Seuss Enterprises and oversees all worldwide operations for Dr Seuss. The first new Dr Seuss Stories since 1990 includes seven stories by the iconic author and illustrator that have never before appeared in book form.

The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories, published by Harper Collins.


09:45 US commentator Jack Hitt

President Barack Obama's all-out populist roll and the results of a major study backed by global warming sceptics.

10:05 Paula Tanuvasa - Police forensic photographer

Paula Tanuvasa, a 42-year-old Wellington police officer and forensic photographer, was one of those whose images have been published in a new book and who worked in inside Christchurch's Red Zone.

Christchurch 22.2: Beyond the Cordon published by Hachette New Zealand.

10:35 Book Review with Michele A'Court

Seriously ... I'm Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres

Published by HarperCollins, $39.99

10:45 Reading. 'Milk' by Susy Pointon (Part 1 of 4)

Tanya escapes her past and drags her kids and alcoholic ex north to the Hokianga where soon finds herself living and working on a dairy farm.

Audio will be available here after broadcast.

11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and John Pagani

The political impact of winning the Rugby World Cul; the pre-election economic and fiscal update; the Epsom electorate; and Labour's industrial relations policy.

11:30 Guest chef Rowie Dillon and wine commentator John Hawkesby

Gluten free cooking


Rowie's Cakes

11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis

Wall to wall coverage of the Rugby World Cup and how the media is operating in post-quake Christchurch.