09:05 Surgical mesh campaigner  

Two women who've campaigned for years after suffering serious complications from surgical mesh implants have won a partial victory -with parliament's health select committee recomending a national register to track the devices.

We speak to one of the women Charlotte Korte, and Dr Hanifa Koya - a gynaecologist at Wellington's Wakefield hospital who has removed more than 50 surgical mesh implants from patients.

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09:20 What has science got to say about the risk of GM food?

Do genetically modified crops make people sick? Could they damage the environment? Are they any better for the bottom line of farmers than conventional strains? Those are some of the key questions behind a massive scientific review carried out by the National Academy of Sciences in the United States. It was carried out by 20 academics - one of them is Mike Rodemeyer, a former policy professor at the University of Virginia

09:30 Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things

Kathryn talks to British architect and designer Rebecca Roke about her love of small scale architecture. Her new book Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things features 300 contemporary examples around the world, including small libraries, teahouses, sculptural forms, conceptual projects and shelters for pets.

10:05 From Nordic Noir to a war where there are no heroes

Pilou Asbeck

Pilou Asbeck Photo: courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

Danish actor Pilou Asbaek talks to Kathryn Ryan about  being a spin doctor in Borgen, a Game of Thrones villian and an Afganistan veteran in 'A War'. A War  will screen at the New Zealand International Film Festival  2016 in July.



10:25 The Secret Life of Kim Jong Un's Aunt

The intriguing story of the North Korean leaders' aunt, who defected to the United States in 1998. The Washington Post's Tokyo bureau chief, New Zealander Anna Fifield, recently interviewed her in New York City.

10:35 Unity Books Review: Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss    
reviewed by Kiran Dass, published by Hamish Hamilton 

10:45 The Reading
Fitz by Jenifer Roberts, read by Owen Scott. Part 10 of 10.

11:05 New music with Grant Smithies

As a taster to next week's Wellington Jazz Festival, Grant Smithies previews three of the touring acts: veteran sax-man Wayne Shorter, Brooklyn jazz fusion collective Snarky Puppy and African "Ethio-Jazz" pioneer, Mulatu Astatke.

Artist: Mulatu Astatke
Song: Yègellé Tezeta
Comp: Astatke
Album: New York- Addis- London-The Story of Ethio-Jazz 1965-1975
Label: Strut/ Border
Broadcast Time: 3'14"

Artist: Mulatu Astatke
Song: Yekatit
Comp: Astatke
Album: New York- Addis- London-The Story of Ethio-Jazz 1965-1975
Label: Strut/ Border
Broadcast Time: 3'52"

Artist: Snarky Puppy
Song: Tarova
Comp: Michael League
Album: Culcha Vulcha
Label: Ropeadope
Broadcast Time: 3'39"

Artist: Miles Davis
Song: Iris
Comp: Wayne Shorter
Album: E.S.P.
Label: Columbia
Broadcast Time: 8'33"

11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer

A number of new faces in the All Black side to face Wales, and while Steve Adams' Oklahoma City didn't quite make it to the NBA final.. the kid form Rotorua is now  a highly respected player in the NBA after his play-off performances.

11:45 The week that was with Te Radar and Elizabeth Easther

A case of 'hipsterism' gone too far in Melbourne and a Dunedin woman's anger over attempts to sell a vacuum to her lasted until 10.45pm.