09:05 News and current affairs

09:45 International correspondent

10:05 US author and poet Diane Ackerman

Diane Ackerman is an American author, poet, and naturalist. Some of her writing combines poetry, colloquial history, and popular science. She has also written about caring for her novelist husband, Paul West after he had a stroke, which took his speech. Her award winning novel, The Zookeeper's Wife, is about one of the most successful hideouts of World War II. It's a true story about a Polish zoo-keeping couple who saved the lives of 300 Jews.

10:35 Book review with Jane Westaway

The Engagements by J Courtney Sullivan
Published by Hachette NZ

10:45 The Reading: The River Runs by David Hill

Read by Peter Vere Jones.

The story of a farming family through their relationship to the river that flows through the valley their farm occupies. (Part 5 of 5)

11:05 New music with Sean McKenna

Artist: Pet Shop Boys
Song: Love is a Bourgeois Construct
Comp: Neil Tennant/Chris Lowe/Henry Purcell
Album: Electric
Label: X2

Artist: Mount Kimbie
Song: Meter, Pale, Tone (feat. King Krule)
Comp: Mount Kimbie/King Krule
Album: Cold Spring Fault Less Youth
Label: Warp Records

Artist: Jason Isbell
Song: Live Oak
Comp: Isbell
Album: Southeastern
Label: Thirty Tigers/Southeastern

Artist: Houndstooth
Song: Canary Island
Comp: Houndstooth
Album: Ride Out the Dark
Label: No Quarter

11:30 Sports commentator Joseph Romanos

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

Music played in this show


Rilo Kiley: 'Silver Lining'
from their 2007 album Under the Blacklight


The Smiths: 'This Charming Man'
from their 1984 album The Smiths


The Blow: 'True Affection'
from their 2006 album Paper Television