09:05 Should smoke alarms be mandatory in rental properties?

Should smoke alarms be mandatory in rental properties? This follows three deaths in a Hamilton house fire where the Fire Service suspects there were no alarms. Andrew King is the Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors Association.

09:20 Farm cadet training under spotlight

Graduates of Primary ITO courses have been called drongos by some farmers as their abilities don't match their qualifications. The training for farm workers is now under scrutiny. Mark Jeffries is the Chief Executive of the Primary Industry Training Organisation; and Rick Powdrell is with Federated Farmers.

09:30 How to safely intervene to help stop sexual violence

Fiona McNamara is the coordinator for the Sexual Abuse Prevention Network.

09:45 US Correspondent, Jack Hitt

Jack Hitt reports on the end of the US election season - which finishes with a runoff in New Orleans. And marijuana is emerging in the States from an illegal market to a legal one.

10:05 Entrepreneur and founder of StageCoach, Sir Brian Souter

Sir Brian Souter is an award-winning global entrepreneur, and Chief Executive and co-founder of the internationally successful StageCoach company. Sir Brian has stakes in some of this country's coach and bus services, as well as Fullers ferries in Auckland, and he was recently in New Zealand  to introduce international budget coach service megabus.com.

10:35 Book review: 'South of Darkness' by John Marsden

Reviewed by Geoff Robinson. Published by Macmillan, RRP$44.99

10:45 The Reading: 'Up the Olive Tree' by Venetia Sherson

The adventures of a former newspaper editor who spends a few months each year working as a WWOOFer (willing worker on organic farms) in Italy, sharing the joys of the season with an assortment of colourful employers and fellow WWOOFers (2 of 5, RNZ)

11:05 Business commentator, Rod Oram

11:30 Rachel Sussman on her 10 year mission to photograph the world's oldest living things

Photographer Rachel Sussman on her 10-year quest to track down and photograph the oldest living things in the world, including frozen Siberian bacteria that is more than 500 thousand years old.

Gallery: Oldest living things

11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis

Music played in this show

Artist: Yo La Tengo  
Song: If It’s True
Composer: Yo La Tengo
Album: Popular Songs
Label: Matador
Time: 09:35

Artist: Feist  
Song: Mushaboom
Composer: Feist
Album: Let It Die
Label: Sire
Time: 10:40

Artist: Boy & Bear  
Song: Mexican Mavis
Composer: -
Album: Mexican Mavis
Label: Promo
Time: 11:05

Artist: Johnny Cash  
Song: Personal Jesus
Composer: Gore
Album: American III: Solitary Man
Label: American
Time: 11:25