09:05 Businesses rally in support of contentious trade negotiations

Sir Graeme Harrison, the founder and chair of Anzco Foods, one of NZ's largest exporters, and the chair of the NZ International Business Forum is one of signatories to a pro-TPP campaign supported by major NZ companies and business organisations; and Bill Rosenberg, Council of Trade Union economist and director of policy.

09:30 Bird poaching from public places

John Dyer is the Northern wildlife manager for Auckland-Waikato Fish and Game.

09:45 US correspondent Luiza Savage

US President Barack Obama's detailed plan for averting the year-end "fiscal cliff" and the controversy over Grover Norquist and his tax pledge.

10:05 Aboriginal educator Chris Sarra

The award-winning Aboriginal educator is the executive director of the Stronger Smarter Institute. He was the first Aboriginal principal of Cherbourg State School in Queensland, and is credited with transforming it from a vandalised institution with poor results to a place where there was enthusiasm for learning through dramatically improved school attendance and increased community involvement.

Chris Sarra is speaking at the Engaging Maori Learners Conference at Waitangi in the Bay of Islands on Wednesday 23 January and Thursday 24 January 2013

10:35 Book Review with Phil Vine

Travels with Epicurus by Daniel Klein
Publised by Text Publishing

10:45 Reading: One Flat Coyote on the Centre Line by Karen Goa (Part 7 of 10)

Travel writer Karen Goa and her husband travel across their native Canada after 20 years enjoying the New Zealand good life.

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the dairy industry's hopes for opening up the US market, since the Prime Minister has made that one of two conditions for a "good" TPP; and  preserving Pharmac.

11:30 Robotics and computer scientist Dave Ferguson

Dave Ferguson has been playing key roles in technology for the Mars rovers, and research into driverless cars. He got his PHD in computer and robotic science at Carnegie Melon University and is currently working for Google.

11:45 Film review with Graeme Tuckett

I, Anna, Beasts of the Southern Wild and Wuthering Heights.

Music played in this show


Time played: 09:35
Title: Hooked
Artist: Eilen Jewell
Comp: Jewell
Album: Queen Of The Minor Key
Label: Signature

Time played: 10:06am
Title: By Your Side
Artist: Jessie Sheehan
Label: Nz On Air

Time played: 11:25am
Title: Travelling Creature
Artist: Delaney Davidson And Marlon Williams
Comp: Williams
Album: The Secret History Of Country Music Songwriting
Label: Lyttleton Records