09:05 Government deal on Tiwai Point aluminium smelter

Bill English, finance minister; and Clayton Cosgrove, Labour Party spokesperson on state-owned enterprises.

09:30 A History of Bogans

Dave Snell, PhD in Boganology and author of the book Bogan - an insider's guide to metal, mullets and mayhem.

09:45 Asia correspondent Jamil Anderlini

The response in China to Fonterra's contaminated product scandal.

10:05 Ross Harris - Composer

The Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Ross Harris's fifth symphony Thursday 15 of August at the Auckland Town Hall.

10:35 Children's Book Review with John McIntyre

Wearable Wonders by Fifi Colston
Published by Scholastic
ISBN 978-1-7753-158-9

Running the Country - A look inside New Zealand's government by Maria Gill
Published by New Holland
ISBN 978-1-86966-394-4

10:45 The Reading: Charolais Newman, a short story by Allyson Caseley

Stuart falls for Charolais Newman in a big way when she brings her calf to his school's calf club day. There's just something about the way she giggles… But Mum's poetry puts a dampener on his day-dreams. Read by Andrew Foster.

11:05 New Music with Jeremy Taylor

A new live album celebrates the songs of Kate McGarrigle, who formed the Quebecoise duo The McGarrigle Sisters with her sister Anna, and passed away in 2010 from a rare form of cancer. These two songs are originally from their magnificent self-titled debut album of 1975.

Rufus Wainwright, Anna McGarrigle, Martha Wainwright: 'Kiss And Say Goodbye'
from the 2013 album Sing Me The Songs

Emmylou Harris, Anna McGarrigle, Krystle Warren, Martha Wainwright, Lily Lanken: 'Heart Like A Wheel'
from the 2013 album Sing Me The Songs

Also, there's a new solo album from former Auteurs frontman Luke Haines, whose last album was a concept album about British wrestling, and who has written two excellent memoirs – Bad Vibes and Post-Everything. This one is like a kids album for grown-ups, and is quite creepy.

Luke Haines: 'Rock N Roll Animals'
from his 2013 album Rock And Roll Animals

Luke Haines 'A Badger Called Nick Lowe'
from his 2013 album Rock And Roll Animals

Finally, local country combo Miles Calder & The Rumours have released a nice 7-track taster EP – shades of Ryan Adams and Bright Eyes, with lovely words and tunes.

Miles Calder & The Rumours: 'The Avenue'
from their 2013 EP The Crossing Over

11:30 Sports commentator Richard Boock

The call to boycott Russia's Winter Olympics, the proposed Super 15 rugby changes, and news from the worlds of cricket and league.

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