09:05 Irregularities discovered in national newborn hearing screening programme

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew says irregularities have been picked up in the national newborn screening programme. As a result, up to 2000 babies are being recalled to hospital to have their hearing checked.

09:25 Were people trying to seek official information about school closures in Christchurch deliberately misled by public servants?

David McGee, Ombudsman who authored the report.

Report of Ombudsman Daivde McGee (pdf)

09:25 Twiplomacy

Matthias Lüfkens from Burson-Marsteller runs the Twiplomacy study, the first-ever global study of world leaders on Twitter.

09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton

10:05 Big Year interview: Paul Conroy

UK photojournalist Paul Conroy was injured by shelling in the Syrian city Homs in February that claimed the life of his Sunday Times newspaper colleague, the celebrated war correspondent Marie Colvin. The father-of-three eventually escaped from Homs through a 20-mile underground sewer tunnel with Syrian rebels who are trying to overthrow the regime of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad.

10:35 Book Review with Ian Chapman

Bruce by Peter Ames Carlin
Published by Simon & Schuster

10:45 Reading: Glad Tidings To You by Shirley Eng

With redundancy looming a 'Grinch' has to reconsider how he'll spend Christmas.

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

Madness were one of a group of Ska-inspired bands to emerge out of the British punk scene of the late 1970s along with The Specials and The Beat. The self-proclaimed "Nutty Boys" had a string of hits including 'One Step Beyond', 'It Must Be Love' and 'Our House'. The band split up in the late 1980s but reunited in the '90s. Over the years they have become one of England's most beloved musical acts and played at this year's Olympics ceremony. Their new album, Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da, has just been released.

1. One Step Beyond (2:18) - Madness taken from 1979 album "One Step Beyond" (Stiff)
2. Our House (3:23) - Madness taken from 1992 album "The Rise And Fall" (Stiff)
3. My Girl 2 (2:50) - Madness taken from 2012 album "Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da" (Cooking Vinyl)
4. Inanity Over Christmas (3:44) - Madness taken from 1985 single (Zarjazz)

11:30 Law commentator Maria Berryman

The Equal Pay test case on its way to the Employment Court - what's the context of the litigation and the issues it will need to address?

11:45 Science commentator Simon Pollard

Why humans have been predicting the end of the world for thousands of years.

Music played in this show


Time Played: 09:35
Title: Put A Little Love In Your Heart
Artist: Jackie Deshannon
Comp: Deshannon, Holiday, Myers
Album: N/A
Label: Capitol 538380

Time Played: 11:40
Title: Stubborn Love
Artist: The Lumineers
Comp: Schultz, Fraites
Album: The Lumineers
Label: Dualtone 702263