09:05 Is the building industry still in crisis?         

David Kernohan is an architect who co-authored the 2002 Hunn Report on the leaky building crisis - he says the systemic failures they found 10 years ago are still there; Warwick Quinn, Chief Executive, Registered Master Builders Federation.

09:20 Mitt Romney finds his footing against Barack Obama in first presidential debate

Washington political commentator Paul Brandus, a White House correspondent who founded The West Wing Report, gives his verdict on the first presidential debate which many observers say was won by Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

09:45 Asia correspondent Greg Torode

China's Communist Party strips politician Bo Xilai of his positions and pushes ahead with criminal charges, and investigations are launched into Hong Kong's worst maritime tragedy in 40 years.

10:05 Physicist Sean Gourley

New Zealand-born physicist Sean Gourley on the mathematical patterns that underly war, global intelligence, and his roles as a political advisor to the Iraqi government, the UN and the Pentagon.

10:35 Children's Book Review with John McIntyre

The Man From The Land of Fandango by Margaret Mahy
Illustrated by Polly Dunbar         
Published by Frances Lincoln    
ISBN 978-1-84760-220-0

Mr Whistler by Margaret Mahy   
Illustrated by Gavin Bishop        
Published by Gecko Press       
ISBN  978-187746291-2

The Word Witch by Margaret Mahy
Illustrator David Elliot         
Editor Tessa Duder

10:45 Reading: Shooting the Moon by V M Jones read by Matt Whelan

In this sequal to the award-winning novel Juggling with Mandarins the hero Pip McLeod is in his mid teens, wrapped up in his own emotions, and learning the hard way, what matters most of all. (Part 5 of 10, RNZ)

11:05 Music review with Sean McKenna

New music from Van Morrison, Betty Lavette, Tame Impala and Malawi Mouse Boys.

Artist: Van Morrison
Album: Born to Sing: No Plan B
Song: Born to Sing

Artist: Bettye LaVette
Album: Thankful N' Thoughtful
Song: Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

Artist: Malawi Mouse Boys
Album: He is #1
Song: Ndinasangalala

Artist: Tame Impala
Album: Lonerism
Song: Elephant
Label: Modular

11:30 Sports commentator Richard Boock

The All Blacks' test in South Africa; and the fall-out from the rugby league Grand Final.

11:45 The Week That Was with Radar and Irene Pink