09:05 How do we reduce recidivism rates for hard core offenders?

Dr Devon Polaschek is a professor of psychology who's been studying high-risk violent criminals in New Zealand for 20 years. Her most recent research shows that the length of time offenders spend on parole and the quality of their relationship with their probation officer is strongly linked to reducing rates of reoffending.

09:30 Seinfeld: What's so interesting about 'the show about nothing'?

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong is the author of Seinfeldia: The Secret World of the Show About Nothing That Changed Everything, which will be published next year by Simon & Schuster.

09:45 Pacific correspondent Mike Field

Pacific correspondent Mike Field reports about news and issues in the Pacific.

10:05 The Maori Trustee Jamie Tuuta

The Maori Trustee Jamie Tuuta's organisation Te Tumu Paeroa works with Maori landowners to realise their aspirations.

10:35 Book review: Children's books

John McIntyre from The Children's Bookshop in Wellington reviews

Asking for It by Louis O'Neill. Published by Quercus, ISBN 978-1-84866417-3, Due September
Looking For Alaska by John Green. Published by Harper Collins, ISBN 978-0-00752316-0
Fire Colour One by Jenny Valentine. Published by Harper Collins, ISBN 978-0-00-751236-2

10:45 The Reading: 'I Am Not Esther' by Fleur Beale, read by Hana Pomare

The tale of a teenager's battle for identity after her mother sends her to live with relatives in a closed religious sect (10 of 10, RNZ).

11:05 Music review with Grant Smithies

Grant Smithies strokes his stubbly chin and contemplates Ghanian hi-life from Pat Thomas, hazy shoegaze pop from Auckland duo She’s So Rad and some superb sporran-twisting guitar action from Glasgow’s Teenage Fanclub, a band once rightfully declared “better than Nirvana.”  

11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer

11:45 The week that was with comedians Te Radar and Irene Pink

Music played in this show

Artist: Beirut
Song: No No No
Composer: Blood
Album: No No No
Label: 4AD
Time: 9.40

Artist: Tiny Ruins
Song: Carriages
Composer: Fullbrook
Album: Brightly Painted One
Label: Spunk
Time: 11.45

Grant Smithies' music selection:

Artist: Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band
Song: Gyae Su
Comp: Thomas
Album: Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band
Label: Strut

Artist: She’s So Rad
Song: Say The Word (feat David Dallas)
Comp: Toy/Sami/Dallas
Album: Tango
Label: Muzai/From The Crates

Artist: She’s So Rad
Song: Levels
Comp: Toy/Sami
Album: Tango
Label: Muzai/From The Crates

Artist: Teenage Fanclub
Song: The Concept
Comp: Norman Blake/Gerard Love/Ray McGinlay
Album: Bandwagonesque
Label: Creation