09:05 Why have primary school teachers rejected government plan?

Lynda Stewart is the Principal of May Road School in Auckland and on NZEI National Executive

09:05 Secondary Principals urge primary colleagues to get back to the table

Tom Parsons is the President of the Secondary Principal’s Association

09:25 What does Bank of America payout actually mean?

Bank of America has agreed to pay a record $US16.7 billion to United States authorities for misleading investors about the quality of loans it sold. The loans were sold by Countrywide Financial and Merrill Lynch before Bank of America bought them in 2008, at the height of the financial crisis. New York-based market analyst Todd M. Schoenberger is the President of J. Streicher Asset Management, and joins us to analyse the news.

09:35 Ten-year-study highlights habits of great white sharks

NIWA fisheries scientist and shark expert Dr Malcolm Francis.

Gallery: Great White Sharks

09:45 News from the Asian region with our correspondent Financial Times Beijing Bureau chief, Jamil Anderlini

10:05 Nic Low author of 'Arms Race'

Ngai Tahu author Nic Low on writing short stories about the themes of our times, and leading a roving writers' festival 2,000kms across India, by train. Nic is an author and artist of Ngāi Tahu and European descent. Born in Christchurch, he now divides his time between Melbourne and a bush retreat near Castlemaine. He writes fiction, essays and criticism, and has just released his first collection of stories, Arms Race, published by Text. Nic is appearing at the Christchurch Readers and Writers Festival on Thursday 28th August at 8.20pm where he'll be talking about 'Book Wallah', and again on Saturday 30th August at 11am.

10:30 John McIntyre reviews new children's books

Mrs Mo's Monster by Paul Beavis, published by Gecko Press ISBN 978-1-927271-01-8
Construction by Sally Sutton, illustrated by Brian Lovelock, Walker Books ISBN  978-1-922077-30-1

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 12 of 12)

11:05 Grant Smithies with new music

11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer

Brendan Telfer discusses this weekend’s Bledisloe Cup test , including why the All Blacks performance is below par, how the Wallabies are improving under Ewen Mc Kenzie, the AB’s amazing record at home, and increasing frustration over the performance of some referees at international level; plus Lydia Ko attempts another golfing record at the Canadian Women's Open.  

11:45 The week that was with Radar and Pinky Agnew

Comedians Radar and Pinky Agnew with a light-hearted look at life and society.

Music played in this show

Artist: The Be Good Tanyas
Song: The Littlest Birds
Composer: Holland/Parton
Album: Blue Horse
Label: Putumayo
Time: 11:45