09:05 Localised drought declared along the West coast of Northland and Auckland

Northland Rural Support Trust co-ordinator Julie Jonker

09:15 Why has Egypt just sentenced 528 people to death in a mass trial?

Issandr El Amrani oversees Crisis Group's North Africa Project. Based in Cairo since 2000, and a former newspaper editor in the city, he has worked across the Middle East as a journalist, commentator and consultant.

09:25 ACT leader election year interview

Leader of the ACT party Jamie Whyte

10:05 Australia with Karen Middleton, Chief Political Correspondent for SBS

10:15 Feature guest - US author and screenwriter Gabrielle Zevin

Gabrielle Zevin's first writing job was for her local newspaper and a music critic, this while she was still a teenager. She has written several books, the latest being The Collected Works of AJ Fikry, which is set in a bookstore. She was  nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay for Conversations with Other Women, a film which starred Helena Bonham Carter and Aaron Eckhart.

Book: The Collected Works of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Published by Hachette New Zealand

10:35 Book review with Paul Diamond

An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine
Published by Text

10:45 The Reading: Best Feet Forward by David Hill

A series of stories about five, ‘over sixties’ who meet every Sunday morning to walk together. As they walk, they talk, canvasing their thoughts and worries, achievements and failings. (Part 3 of 5)

11:05 Marty Duda's artist of the week - The Stranglers

1. Sometimes – The Stranglers taken from 1977 album, “Rattus Norvegicus” (UA)
2. Walk On By – The Stranglers taken from 1978 album, “Black And White” (UA)
3. Golden Brown – The Stranglers taken from 1981 album “La Folie” (UA)
4. Big Thing Coming – The Stranglers taken from 2004 album, “Norfolk Coast” (EMI)

11:30 Law commentator Ryan Malone

Parliamentary privilege – why can't MPs be sued for defamation for statements they make in the House.     

11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston

A new report predicts the six big social and technological trends coming up for museums, from social entrepreneurship to robots. What are they, and what change might we see in museums?


Music played in this show

Artist: Rosanne Cash
Song: The Sunken Lands
Composer: Cash
Album: The River And The Thread
Label: Universal

Artist: Bobbie Gentry
Song: Son Of A Preacher man
Composer: Hurley / Wilkins
Album: n/a

Artist: Eddie Boyd
Song: You Got To Reap
Composer: Boyd
Album: n/a
Label:Blue Horizon

Artist: The Stranglers
Song: Sometimes
Composer: Cornwell
Album: Rattus Norvegicus
Label: UA

Artist: The Stranglers
Song: Walk On By
Composer: Bacharach / David
Album: Black And White
Label: UA

Artist: The Stranglers
Song: Golden Brown
Composer: Cornwell
Album: La Folie
Label: UA

Artist: The Stranglers
Song: Big Thing Coming
Composer: Cornwell
Album: Norfolk Coast
Label: EMI

Artist: The Lumineers
Song: Ho Hey
Composer: Schultz / Fraites
Album: The Lumineers
Label: Dualtone