09:05 Auckland property values up 33 percent in 3 years

Jonno Ingerson, Director of Research, for the property information and analytics company, CoreLogic - which provides market analysis for Quotable Value.

09:30 When healthy eating becomes a dangerous obsession

Vegan blogger, Jordan Younger built the successful Blonde Vegan brand from her blog. She extolled the virtues of vegan eating and clean food. However behind the scenes, Jordan had become so obsessed with eating "clean", that she developed orthorexia nervosa – an unhealthy obsession with otherwise healthy eating.

09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton

10:05 American marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the calming influence of wild water

10:35 Book review: Want You Dead by Peter James

Reviewed by Graham Beattie, published by Macmillan, RRP$37.99

10:45 The Reading: The Below Country by Nicholas Edlin

Mae discovers the truth about what her father did in South Korea in the 1950s. (Part 10 of 12)

11:05 Marty Duda's artist of the week is Kristin Hersh

Kristin Hersh started her musical career as the chief singer and songwriter in Throwing Muses back in the 1980s. Like The Pixies, The Muses were based in the American Northeast and the group seemed to cover similar musical territory to The Pixies – aggressive, passionate indie-rock, that would go on to influence Nirvana and others in the 90s. Kristin struck out on her own in 1994 (The Muses were still a going concern) and did well with her first solo album, Hips And Makers, thanks, in-part, to the single Your Ghost, which featured REM’s Michael Stipe. Hersh has kept Throwing Muses and her solo career going – although the band split for a while due to financial difficulties. Kristin’s solo albums are full of raw, deeply emotional songs and performances – her battle with bipolar disorder may have an influence. Kristin claims her songs “write themselves”, becoming inner voices that haunt her. Her latest album, Crooked, was released in book form in 2010. Kristin Hersh will tour New Zealand solo at the end of August.

1. Your Ghost – Kristin Hersh taken from 1994 album, 'Hips And Makers' (4AD)
2. Ruby – Kristin Hersh taken from 2001 album, 'Sunny Border Blue' (4AD)
3. Day Glow – Kristin Hersh taken from 2007 album, 'Learn To Sing Like A Star' (4AD)
4. Glass – Kristin Hersh taken from 2010 album, 'Crooked' (Throwing Music)

Kristin Hersh is coming to New Zealand for the WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival where she is appearing five times, including in concert on August 30th, in a panel on songwriting and one on rock & roll memoirs; and she is doing two side shows: Wellington on August 28th and Auckland on the 31st.

11:30 Dean Knight discusses the public law issues arising from Dirty Politics

Dean Knight is a Senior Lecturer at Victoria University's School of Law, and specialises in public law.

11:45 Science commentator Simon Pollard on bacteria and evolution

While human generation is usually 20 to 30 years, bacteria can have a generation time of 15-20 minutes. Such a short time span is ideal for showing how evolution works, and the impact of natural selection on a tiny tweak on a single gene. 

A recent study has suggested that seeing an organism evolve in just over a week, is far more comprehensible to people, than trying to comprehend the enormous passage of time, given life has been on earth for around 3.5 billion years. 

Music played in this show

Artist: Charles Bradley
Song: I Believe in Your
Composer: Bradley
Album: No Time for Dreaming
Label: Daptone
Time: 10:07

Artist: REM
Song: Night Swimming
Composer: Berry, Buck, Mills, Stipe
Album: The Best of REM
Label:Warners Bros
Time: 10:38