09:05 Loss of training accreditation at Hospital departments 'unprecedented'.​

The group that represents newly-trained doctors says an unprecedented number of hospital departments have lost their accreditation to train doctors over the past year, a sign that clinical standards generally are being eroded.
Over the last year there have been four instances where training accreditation has either been lost or threatened. The Resident Doctors' Association's National Secretary is Dr Deborah Powell.

09:20 What happens when computers learn to break the law?

Seventy percent of stock trading is now done by computers instead of people. These trading bots use a form of artificial intelligence to analyse trends in the market, scan the world's media for news that might affect stock prices and formulate new trading strategies. All without any need for human intervention. But what happens when the trading bot learns to do something on the stock market that might be illegal? Auckland University law lecturer Benjamin Liu has turned his mind to that question - and the legal implications of other new technologies - in a recent article in the legal magazine LawTalk

09:30 The 'human factor' in disaster mitigation

Deepwater Horizon

Fire crews response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Photo: AFP

Professor Patrick Hudson is a psychologist and one of the world's leading authorities on the human factor in the management of safety with nearly 30 years experience in a variety of high-hazard industries. After BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico he chaired a new program for Shell on high consequence low probability accidents and appeared as an expert witness on process safety and safety culture in the BP Deepwater Horizon lawsuit in New Orleans. From the Netherlands, Professor Hudson is credited with developing the widely-used 'Swiss cheese model' on why major safety accidents occur and the 'Hudson Ladder' on the levels of workplace safety culture and on the role of leadership in workplace safety. Professor Hudson  is positive about New Zealand's new Health and Safety at Work Act which will come into effect on 4th April 2016, but would like to see the agriculture sector included in the high-risk category.
9:45 Australia correspondent Peter Munro

Peter Munro discusses the baffling murder of a mother and daughter whose bodies were found years after they went missing, in separate states.

10:05  Kaitlin Roig DeBellis, surviving Sandy Hook

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis Photo: supplied

US teacher Kaitlin Roig-Debellis survived the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut. She was in charge of 15 children, aged six and seven the day a gunman opened fire in December 2012. During his rampage, Adam Lanza killed 20 children and 6 adult staff members, before turning the gun on himself. Sandy Hook teacher, Kaitlin Roig Debellis shielded her entire class of 15 pupils by hiding then in a bathroom. She has written about the experience and trying to recover from the trauma, in her memoir, Choosing Hope. She is the founder of  Classes 4 Classes, which has built a social networking tool to help teach children caring, kindness, empathy and consideration.

10:30 NZ Literature Review: Out of the Vaipe, the Deadwater: A Writer's early life by Albert Wendt

Reviewed by Louise O'Brien, co-editor of the quarterly review, New Zealand Books

Published by Bridget Williams

10:45 The Reading

11:05 Marty Duda's artist of the week

Thanks to the 2004 documentary, Dig!, The Brian Jonestown Massacre became one of the most notorious bands of the early 21st century due to the questionable behaviour of bandleader Anton Newcombe who came across as a self-destructive, highly talented jerk. Against all odds, Newcombe is still with us and making, arguably, the best music of his career. The Brian Jonestown Massacre began over 20 years ago with Newcombe’s vision of taking sounds from the psychedelic past, mixing them with Middle Eastern influences and creating something new. As prolific as ever (they released 3 full length albums in 1996) Newcombe seems to finally have his act together, having moved to Berlin and settled down. Their latest work is an EP. Mini Album Thingy Wingy, released to coincide with their New Zealand tour at the beginning of November. It’s the third album Newcombe has released this year.

Artist: The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Song: Anenome (5:00)
Composer: Anton Newcombe
Album: Their Satanic Majesties’ Second Request  (1996)
Label: Tangible

Artist: The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Song: Panic In Babylon (4:38)
Composer: Anton Newcombe
Album: Aufheben  (2012)
Label: A Recordings

Artist: The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Song: Prsi Prsi (4:49)
Composer: Anton Newcombe
Album: Mini Album Thingy Wingy  (2015)
Label: A Recordings

11:20 Sewing cooperative helping low income women build their own businesses

Sew Good was started in Lower Hutt two years ago by the Common Unity Project, which works with the local community on urban farm projects. Organiser, Julia Milne arranged for donated machines, and mentors to pass on sewing skills and pattern making, and a social enterprise was born. Julia Milne and sewer Shelley Rameka talk to Kathryn Ryan about Sew Good.

11:45 Law Commission says changes needed in funeral services sector

The Law Commission has just tabled a report in parliament; Death, Burial and Cremation: A new law for contemporary New Zealand. The review of the current burial and cremation laws suggests some changes are needed, including a better registration system for funeral service providers, and more clarity around the full costs of a funeral and burial or cremation. The lead commissioner Wayne Mapp discusses the recommendations.


Artist:   Fat Freddy’s Drop

Song:  Slings and Arrows


Artist:   Shevelles

Song:   Beat the Clock