09:05 Why are so many businesses concerned the government has no plan for the economy?

Kim Campbell, chief executive of the Employers and Manufacturers Association; and Peter Conway, secretary of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions.

09:30 The risks of guaranteeing a loan for a family member or friend

Marjory Iliffe, manager of the Tauranga Budgeting Service.

09:45 US correspondent Luiza Savage

10:05 Dr Jonathan Balcombe - the joyous world of animals and animal behaviour

Jonathan Balcombe is an ethologist, an author and a scientist. He is here for the New Zealand Companion Animal Conference as a guest speaker. Dr Balcombe is currently Chair of the Animal Studies Department of the Humane Society University, an institution of higher learning set up in 2009 by The Humane Society of the United States.

10:25 Book Review with Carole Beu

A Train in Winter: A Story of Resistance, Friendship and Survival by Caroline Moorhead
Published by Chatto & Windus

10:45 Reading: The Years Before My Death written and read by David McPhail (Part 2 of 10)

We learn more about David's childhood in Christchurch in the 1950s and his beginnings in media work.

Audio will be available here after broadcast.

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

Examining various economic election issues.

11:30 Paolo Rotondo, actor - Tartuffe

Paolo Rotondo is starring in a reworking of the play Tartuffe, originally written in 1664 by renowned playwright Molière. It's been adapted to modern-day Auckland, and features a swimming pool on the stage.

Tartuffe plays at Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, Auckland, 4-26 November 2011.

11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis

The opening shots in the election and, in particular, the way the first debates have been staged.