09:05 KiwiRail likely to need more Government money to deal with crippled Aratere ferry

Jim Quinn, Chief executive of Kiwirail.

09:15 KiwiRail likely to need more Government money to deal with crippled Aratere ferry

NZ First leader Winston Peters

09:30 Helping to get people out of debt and avoid loan sharks

The Nga Tangata Microfinance Trust last night won the supreme award at the National Sustainable Business Network Awards. We talk to Dr Claire Dale, from Child Poverty Action Group - who is also a research fellow with the Retirement Policy and Research Centre at the University of Auckland. She helped set up the trust in South Auckland.

09:45 Pacific correspondent Michael Field

10:05 Olivia Laing on why writers drink

Tennessee Williams, F Scott Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Cheever, Carver, Berryman… Six giants of American literature - and all addicted to alcohol. In her new book The Trip to Echo Spring: Why Writers Drink, author Olivia Laing looks at the link between writers and the bottle.

10:35 Book Review with Kiran Dass

The Receptionist: An Education at the New Yorker by Janet Groth
Published by Algonquin Books
ISBN 9781616203061

10:45 The Reading: The Writing Class by Stephanie Johnson

Read by Alison Quigan.
Merle's students discuss how a writer can find their 'voice', Jacinta has been relishing her exciting new relationship. (Part 9 of 12)

11:05 New music with Sam Wicks

Artist: MIA
Songs: Matangi/Bad Girls
Composer: M.Arulpragasam
Album: Matangi
Label: Interscope Records

Artist: Julien Dyne
Songs: Real Life/DirtCrystal
Composer: J.Dyne
Album: December
Label: BBE Records

Artist: Tourettes
Songs: Chernobyl
Composer: D.Hoey
Album: Dead Dogs Dance
Label: Private

11:30 Sports commentator Joseph Romanos

The woeful cricket tour, the Rugby League World Cup, the final game of the All Blacks tour this weekend, and farewell Ricky Herbert.

11:45 The week that was with Radar and Michele A'Court

Music played in this show


Aaradhna: 'Wake Up'
from her 2012 album Treble & Reverb


Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Swim & Sleep (Like a Shark)
from their 2013 album II


The Velvet Underground: 'Beginning To See The Light' [Alternate Closet Mix]
from the the box set Peel Slowly and See