09:05 The man who blew the lid on widespread doping amongst Russian athletes

Hajo Seppelt's documentary  "Top Secret Doping: How Russia Produces Its Winners", screened in Germany late last year - in it he interviewed champion Russian athletes who admited to doping, saying they were encouraged by officials.  He also spoke with a Russian Anti-Doping Agency whistleblower  who detailed the cover up of positive drugs tests. Hajo Seppelt's revelations prompted the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to set up a commission to investigate, which has found a "deeply rooted culture of cheating" in Russian athletics - and accused it of 'sabotaging' the London 2012 Olympics by "covering-up, destroying and paying money to conceal doping tests". The commission also identified systemic failures in the International Association of Athletics Federations the IAAF.

09:20 NZ govt faces unusual budget policy challenges  

John Daley is the inaugural Chief Executive of Grattan Institute, and one of Australia's leading public policy thinkers, with 25 years experience in the public, private and university sectors.  His work focuses on economic and budgetary reform, with a particular interest in government prioritisation. He says rather than being too focused on pension spending, governments in New Zealand & Australia may need to take a serious look at problems for the younger generation who face being less well-off than their parents

09:45  US correspondent Steve Almond

10:05 Steve Marshall

New Zealander Steve Marshall spent eight years working for the International Labour Organisation. He says Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party is not yet assured of victory, despite a strong start in the polls. Official results have been released for only 54 seats, with 48 won by the NLD.

10:25 Australia Correspondent Karen Middleton

Karen Middleton on developments at the detention centre Christmas Island and political reaction to the stand-off

10:30  Book Review: Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It by Daniel Klein

Reviewed by Phil Vine, published by Text

10:35 MP Kelvin Davis on Christmas Island

Kelvin Davis says riot squad has moved in to quell Christmas Island uprising

10:45  The ReadingAn Awfully Big Adventure by Jane Tolerton

New Zealand World War One veterans tell their stories (Part 2 of 15)

11:05  Acclaimed author, Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates Photo: open source

Joyce Carol Oates is one of America's most prolific writers whose novels, short stories, essays and poems traverse history, fiction, gothic and pscyhological thrillers and chidren's books. A thread that is often there is what lies beneath the veneer of a character's story - what the hidden themes are that influence their actions and their lives.As well as writing, Joyce Carol Oates has also taught new writers for many years at Princeton University. In 2009 she wrote a memoir A Widow's Story following the sudden death of her husband Ray Smith, which detailed her navigation of the sudden solitude from losing her life partner. Her latest book The Lost Landscape is a memoir of her very early life - her memories of her home and family in rural up state New York, the observations of a child making sense of her world and her development as a writer.

11:30  Business commentator Rod Oram

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 gavin.ellis@xtra.co.nz

Music played in this show

Artist: Melody Gardot
Song: Same to You
Composer: Gardot
Album: Currency of Man
Label: Universal
Time: 09:25

Artist: Tim Guy
Song: Summer Breeze
Composer: Guy
Album: Hummabyes
Label: Monkey
Time: 09:50

Artist: Gotye/Kimbra
Song: Somebody I Used to Know
Composer: De Backer
Album: Making Mirrors
Label: Samplesnseconds
Time: 10:00

Artist: Thomas Oliver
Song: If I Move to Mars
Composer: Oliver
Label: Aston Road
Time: 10:35