09:05 How will provincial areas pay for vital new infrastructure ?

The Government has unveiled a 30 year plan to improve New Zealand's infrastructure. What will this mean for  small provincial communities with ageing populations and low rating bases? Hastings Mayor and President of  Local Government New Zealand  Lawrence Yule.

09:20 A groundbreaking CO2 strategy that pays for itself

Researchers invent a process that turns polluting carbon dioxide into carbon nanofibers,  a highly sought-after manufacturing material with the potential to be used in the aerospace, construction, and electronics industry.
Stuart Licht, Professor of Chemistry at George Washington University.

09:30 The Topp Twins on nosing into people's kitchens

The Topp Twins have been entertaining for more than three decades - singing, yodelling and parodying the best Kiwi characters from town and country. Jools and Linda Topp are about to return to TV screens another season of their travel and food programme, Topp Country. They've been around New Zealand, having a nosy in around people's backyards and kitchens and meeting the characters behind them. They talk with Lynn Freeman about their views on the best Kiwi tucker – including Eketahuna sushi and mince on toast.

The Topp Twins.

The Topp Twins. Photo: RNZ/Dru Faulkner

09:45 Asia correspondent Jamil Anderlini

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

10:05 US psychologist Jean Maria Arrigo on the complicity behind state sanctioned torture

For years US psychologist Jean Maria Arrigo warned that the American Psychological Association was complicit in state sanctioned torture – and has been proven right.

10:35 Book review: Animals by Emma James Unsworth

Reviewed by Kiran Dass.

Animals by Emma James Unsworth
Published by Canongate

10:45 The Reading: The English Speakers by Sarah Quigley

The story of two confident and articulate people who move to a foreign country and, in so doing, lose their place in the world.

11:05 New music with Grant Smithies

After being sent a terrible new album of Nina Simone covers, Grant Smithies is sent scurrying back to Nina’s priceless originals. He also gets an earful of touring North Carolina bluesman Big Daddy Wilson and British soul-jazz nomad Will “Quantic” Holland.

11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer

11:45 The week that was with Te Radar and  Gemma Gracewood

Music details

Artist: Topp Twins
Song: Get On Back
Album: Two Timing
Label: Decca
Time: 0945

Artist: First Aid Kit
Song: My Silver Lining
Album: Stay Gold
Label: Columbia
Time: 10.36

Artist: Lou Rawls
Song: The Letter
Album: Feelin' Good
Label: Blue Note
Time: 10.56

Music played in this show

Grant Smithies music selection

Artist: Nina Simone
Song: See Line Woman
Comp: Trad/ George Bass/ Nina Simone
Album: Broadway- Blues- Ballads
Label: Phillips
Broadcast Time: 2'32" .

Artist: Nina Simone
Song: I Loves You Porgy
Comp: George and Ira Gershwin
Album: Little Girl Blue
Label: Bethlehem
Broadcast Time: 4'06".

Artist: Big Daddy Wilson
Song: Time (title track)
Comp: Wilson/ Bibb
Album: Time
Label: Dixiefrog/ Universal
Broadcast Time: 4'06".

Artist: Quantic
Song: Latitude
Comp: Will Holland
Album: Quantic presents The Western Transient: A New Constellation
Label: Tru Thoughts/ The label
Broadcast Time: 4'10"