09:05 News and current affairs

09:25 Australian correspondent Martin O'Shannessy

Martin O'Shannessy is the CEO of Newspoll, which has accurately predicted the result of all Australian federal and state elections since it began in 1985. Today, support for Labor sinks in the last week of the Australian election campaign.

09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt

10:05 Nick Perry, recently retired Assistant Police Commissioner

Nick Perry retired in July after 43 years in the NZ police. He has been Assistant Police Commissioner: Operations, Southern District Police Commander and Police National Crime Manager. He also led Operation Austin, tasked with investigating Louise Nicholas' historic rape and corruption allegations against past and serving police officers.

10:35 Book Review with Sonja de Freiz

The Virgin and the Whale by Carl Nixon
Published by RHNZ Vintage, RRP$37.99

10:45 Reading: Late Snow, a short story by Dan Davin

Read by Ken Blackburn.

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

11:30 The social history of wool blankets

With Wellington collector and craftsperson Sue McMillan of Seam.

11:45 Arts

Art that depicts science, designers that play with tradition, and what do you have to do if you want to keep an iPad app forever?

Exhibition links:

Gabby O’Connor at Toi Poneke
New Olds at The Dowse Art Museum
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum




Music played in this show


Yeah Yeah Yeahs: 'Hysteric'
from their 2009 album It's Blitz!


She & Him: 'Gonna Get Along Without You Now'
from their 2010 album Volume Two


The Beatles: 'Here Comes the Sun'
from their 1969 album Abbey Road