09:05 Were interest rate swaps deliberately mis-sold to farmers?

Farmers' advocate Janette Walker's work has prompted the Commerce Commission's to conduct a preliminary assessment of interest rates swaps. She believes banks have deliberately harmed New Zealand farmers by selling exploitative, complex financial products to unsuspecting farmers who trusted their banks; and Damien O'Connor, Labour's Primary Industries spokesperson, who has written to CEOs of all the banks.

09:30 The crisis in Gaza

Jon Donnison is a BBC correspondent based in Gaza.

09:45 Barriers to the adoption of electric cars in NZ

Ed Kjaer is the director of Southern California Edison's Plug-In Electric Vehicle Readiness programme. He is in Auckland for New Zealand's first Plug-In Electric Vehicle Symposia.

10:05 Marine species stocktake - Mark Costello

Auckland University marine ecologist who has co-led the most comprehensive stocktake of the marine life of the world's oceans.

Gallery: Global Marine Species Diversity

stylocheilus longicauda
Stylocheilus longicauda, a pelagic sea hare, Guam. Stylocheilus longicauda. WoRMS Photo Gallery / Paulay, Gustav, 2010.

10:35 Book Review with Paul Diamond

Paper: An Elegy by Ian Sansom
Published by Fourth Estate

10:45 The Reading: The Trouble with Fire by Fiona Kidman

The beginning of a series of short stories by Fiona Kidman.

11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams

Labour's leadership ructions at its party's conference and Kim Dotcom says Prime Minister John Key did know about him earlier than he has said he did previously.

11:30 Guest chef Jo Seagar with wine suggestions from Keith Stewart

Christmas and festive season entertaining ideas.

Pesto Parmesan Palmiers
Bacon Wrapped Baby Peppers stuffed with Boconcini
Salted Caramel Ice Cream

11:45 Urban issues with Tommy Honey

Tommy discusses how to intensify our building.

Music played in this show


Lou Rawls: 'The Letter'
from his 1968 album "Feelin' Good"

Andrew Bird: 'Three White Horses'
from his 2012 album "Hands of Glory"