09:05 Russia seeks to soothe security jitters ahead of the Winter Games

Mark Galeotti is a global affairs professor at New York University and an expert on crime and security in Russia.

09:20 Brian Easton, Economist

Income inequality in New Zealand is set to become a central election issue, but is it really getting worse?

09:30 The man who contracted bubonic plague

Paul Gaylord, from Oregon USA, has spoken out about catching bubonic plague in 2012, and how it nearly killed him.

09:45 Asia correspondent Jamil Anderlini

10:05 Economist-turned-writer Loretta Napoleoni

Loretta Napoleoni is an expert on terrorist financing, and advises several governments and international organisations on counter-terrorism and money laundering. She talks to Kathryn Ryan about her latest book Maonomics: Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists Than We Do, which argues that we are witnessing the beginning of the collapse of capitalism and the victory of “communism with a profit motive".

10:35 Children's books with John McIntyre

Princess and the Foal by Stacy Gregg, Published by Harper Collins, ISBN 978-0-00-746902-4      
Murder at Mykonai by Catherine Mayo, Published by Walker Books, ISBN 978-9-90007880-1

10:45 The Reading: In The Beef Market by Patrick Coogan

A dark tale of cattle-rustling and butchery with the perpetrators getting the jump on the cattle owner and his manager. read by Jed Brophy.

11:05 Music review with Jeremy Taylor

Artist: Neil Finn
Song: Divebomber, Track 4
Song: Flying In The Face Of Love, Track 3
Album: Dizzy Heights
Label: Lester Records
Album: Dizzy Heights
Label: Lester Records

Artist: David Crosby
Song: What's Broken, Track 1
Song: Morning Falling, Track 10
Album: Croz
Label: Blue Castle Records

Artist: Television Personalities
Song: Part Time Punks, Track 10
Comp: Dan Treacy
Album: Punk 45 - There Is No Such Thing As Society Vol 2
Label: Soul Jazz

11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer

11:45 The week that was

With Radar and Elisabeth Easther