09:05 Parliament's inquiry into assisted dying

The health select committee has agreed to hold an inquiry into assisted dying. The inquiry is in response to a petition signed by nearly 9000 people, and asked for an investigation into public attitudes on medically assisted dying in the event of a terminal illness or irreversible condition which makes life unbearable.
Health Select Committee chairman Simon O'Connor discusses the committee's approach.

09:25 Scathing Senate report into Nauru detention centre conditions

The Australian senate inquiry has released a scathing report on the detention centre on Nauru, saying all children should be removed from the camps. It has also called for a "full audit" of allegations of sexual abuse, child abuse and other criminal conduct. Ian Rintoul is the spokesperson for the Refugee Action Coalition of Australia.

09:30 Is NZ doing its fair share when it comes to the European migrant crisis?
The Prime Minister is ruling out an emergency intake of refugees in response to the migrant crisis in Europe. New Zealand has not increased its refugee quota since 1987, yet our population has grown 40 per cent in that time, and our quota has actually dropped 50 places, since then. Murdoch Stephens is the spokesperson and lead researcher for Doing Our Bit a group that has been campaigning for over two and a half years,  to double New Zealand's Refugee Quota. 

09:45 US correspondent Steve Almond

10:05 Feminism, economics, & who cooked Adam Smith's dinner?

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Katrine Marcal, author of Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?, argues there is a fatal flaw in our continued reliance on Adam Smith's representation of how the economy works. She believes it places an over-emphasis on self-interest and 'economic man'. Katrine Marcal argues economics isn't about money it is about how we view people, and sometimes how we ignore them. Giving birth to babies, raising children, cultivating a garden, or taking care of Adam Smith so he could write Wealth of Nations. None of this counted in his standard economic model. So is it time to re-think economic science?

10:30 Book Review: The Party Line by Sue Orr

Reviewed by Carole Beu, Published by Vintage.

10:45 The Reading: In the Palace Gardens, by Sarah Quigley

Told by Anna Julienne (Part 2 of 3)

An only child with several different role models faces the choice between her artistic love and the profession of her parents (2 of 3, RNZ).

11:05  Business commentator Rod Oram

11:20 Straight Outta Christchurch - Scribe and The White Guitar

Rapper, Malo Luafutu, aka Scribe, and his dad Fa'amoana, front up about The White Guitar, a powerful & rhythmical recreation of the troubled, triumphant story of their family. The White Guitar combines live performances from Scribe, AV projection and illusion in a breathtaking landmark production (Hannah Playhouse Wellington, September 1 to 5 and Court Theatre Christchurch, September 10 to 13)

11:45 Media commentator, Gavin Ellis

Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald. He can be contacted on

Music played in this show

Artist: Liam Finn
Song: Energy Spent
Time: 9.10

Artist: Winter Mountain
Song: Shed a Little Light
Time: 9.46

Artist: Emma Paki
Song: System Virtue

Artist: Scribe
Song: Crusader
Time: 11.20

Artist: Jimi Hendrix
Song: Wind Cries Mary
Time: 11.35

Artist: Scribe
Song: Dreaming
Time: 11.45