09:05 Election leader interviews

100914. Photo Diego Opatowski / RNZ. NZ First Winston Peters at RNZ Morning Report studio.

NZ First leader Winston Peters in Radio New Zealand's studios. Photo: RNZ / Diego Opatowski

09:30 The challenges facing humanities education

Dr Robin Jackson, Chief Executive of the British Academy says that at a time of scarce resources and expectations of a return on public funding, and when governments look favourably on science and technology, there are challenges for the humanities to demonstrate their public value. He reviews various approaches to making the case for humanities developed in the UK and United States.

09:45 Australia correspondent Bernard Keane

10:05 World cheese authority Juliet Harbutt on the perfect cheeseboard

Juliet Harbutt is an authority on cheese and loves to pass her knowledge onto others. An ex-pat New Zealander who has lived in the UK for 30 years and set up a very successful cheese shop in London. She is currently here running a series of cheese tastings and classes through the NZ School of Food and Wine in Auckland. Juliet Harbutt writes extensively about cheese, including authoring a number of books. She has consulted for several major British supermarkets and also run deli counter staff through their paces, so that the actually have some background in the product they are selling.

Juliet is regarded as an authority on the history, cheese-making styles and characteristics of the great cheeses of the world. At the NZ School of Food and Wine she is running a tasting seminar, Great Cheeses of the World, Juliet will also teach NZSFW Certificate in Cheese over five days and run a one day course on understanding Charcuterie.

10:35 Book review: 'The Snow Kimono' by Mark Henshaw      

Reviewed by Gail Pittaway. Published by Text  RRP$37.00

10:45 The Reading: 'My Brother's Keeper', by Donna Malane

Diane Rowe is hired by Karen, an ex-con who was convicted of killing her son and attempting to kill her daughter. The same one she now wants Diane to find (Part 2 of 12)

11:05 Marty Duda's artist of the week: Howling Bells

Now based in London, Howling Bells are originally from Sydney where they were formed in 2004. The quartet features vocalist Juanita Stein and her brother, guitarist Joel Stein. The band incorporates elements of shoegaze, Americana and electronica into their shimmering, if somewhat hazy pop stylings. After a hiatus, during which time Juanita became a mother, the band returned this year with their fourth album, Heartstrings. Howling Bells will be performing at Auckland’s Tuning Fork this coming Saturday.

1. Low Happening – Howling Bells taken from 2006 album, “Howling Bells” (Bella Union)
2  Nightingale – Howling Bells taken from 2009 album, “Radio Wars” (Indepediente)
3. Into The Sky – Howling Bells taken from 2010 album, “The Loudest Engine” (Cooking Vinyl)
4. Paris – Howling Bells taken from 2014 album, “Heartstrings” (Birthday)

11:30 Legal commentator Mai Chen

Mai Chen discusses the many legal issues around the election, including Cameron Slater's injunctions against the hacker, Rawshark, the Judith Collins inquiry and court action against the Electoral Commission.

11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston

Courtney Johnston asks what happens when a major newspaper ditches its art commentary.

Music played in this show

Artist: Belle and Sebastian
Song: Ease Your Feet in the Sea
Composer: n/a
Album: The Boy with the Arab Strap
Label: Jeepster
Time: 9:35

Artist: Ezra Vine
Song: Celeste
Composer: Faris
Album: Silver Scroll 2014 sampler
Label: n/a
Time: 10:05