09:05 US voters go to the polls in closely fought presidential election

09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton

10:05 Feature Guest - Sebastian Faulks

British novelist and broadcaster Sebastian Faulks is probably best known for his historican novels set in France, but he also writes novels with a contemporary setting, including a James Bond sequel. The former journalist is also a panellist on the BBC radio literary quiz show, The Write Stuff.

10:35 Book Review with Harry Broad

High Country Legacy: Four Generations of Aspinalls at Mt Aspiring Station by Alex Hedley
Published by HarperCollins

10:45 The Reading: Wulf by Hamish Clayton

The award-winning story of Te Rauparaha's surprise raid in 1831 when he chartered an English trader's ship to take his war party from Kapiti to Banks Peninsula for an attack on his Kai Tahu enemy. (Part 4 of 10)

11:05 Marty Duda's Artist of the Week - Ian Hunter

British rocker Ian Hunter led Mott The Hoople from 1969-1974. When the band split, due to Hunter's breakdown, he teamed up with guitarist Mick Ronson, the former Bowie sideman who had been a member of Mott briefly at the end. Ian Hunter made a string of acclaimed albums with and without Ronson from 1975 til the early '80s, writing rock hits like 'Once Bitten Twice Shy' and 'Cleveland Rocks'. At age 73, Hunter has just released his strongest album in decades, the hard-rocking and topical, When I'm President.

1. Once Bitten Twice Shy (4:44) - Ian Hunter taken from 1975 album "Ian Hunter" (Columbia)|
2. Ships (4:11) - Ian Hunter taken from 1979 album "You're Never Alone With A Schizophrenic" (Chrysalis)
3. American Music (4:17) - The Hunter-Ronson Band taken from 1990 album "YUI Orta (Mercury)
4. When I'm President (4:21) - Ian Hunter taken from 2012 album "When I'm President" (Proper)

11:30 Legal commentator Andrew Scott Howman

Data mining and what employers can and can't ask you.

11:45 Science commentator Dr Nicky Nelson  

Dr Nicky Nelson, senior lecturer in conservation biology at Victoria University.

Hidden Treasure, a major Allan Wilson Centre project analysing the life at various altitudes on Little Barrier Island to inform conservation efforts; and the translocation of tuatara around New Zealand – the result of several lifetimes' work on the part of Nicky and her dedicated colleagues. Nicky Nelson is senior lecturer in conservation biology at Victoria University.

Hidden Treasure
Life at various altitudes on Little Barrier Island.

Music played in this show


Yael Naim: 'Come Home'
from her 2011 album, "She Was A Boy"

The George Shearing Quintet (with Nancy Wilson): 'On Green Dolphin Street'
from the 1992 compilation, "The Swingin's Mutual!"