A woman smoking an electronic cigarette

09:05 Vaping safer than smoking

The Health Ministry says vaping is safer than smoking and is moving to make e-cigarettes legal by the end of the year. Nine to Noon speaks to Ministry advisor Professor Hayden McRobbie.

09:20 Rancour & division in the US

Kathryn Ryan speaks with US political historian Wendy Wall, who says the division, rancour and fear in US politics today is similar to America in the 1930s.

09:45 Australia correspondent Bernard Keane

Bernard discusses the political fallout from Kevin Rudd's bid for the UN top job, and the early resignation from the Royal Commission into Juvenile Detention.

10:05 Regina Tito: from sleeping rough to helping the homeless

Regina Tito

Regina Tito Photo: Supplied

Kathryn Ryan talks to Regina Tito about turning her life around from sleeping rough on the streets to helping Wellington's homeless. She's also the subject of a short documentary film on the homeless in the capital.

10:35 Book review - Blue Dog by Louis de Bernieres

Reviewed by Rae Mcgregor, published by Penguin Random House.

10:45  The Reading

Soon, by Charlotte Grimshaw read by Michael Hurst (Part-3 of 12)

11:05 Marty Duda plays Emily Jane White.

Emily Jane White is a singer/songwriter from California who released her debut album in 2007. Influenced by American blues and folk music tradition along with contemporary female singer/songwriters such as PJ Harvey and Kate Bush, she has been compared to Chan Marshall of Cat Power and Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star.

11:20 Chemo & Back Again: Andrea Fairbairn

Andrea Fairbairn

Andrea Fairbairn Photo: supplied

Getting a diagnosis of cancer is a scary time for any patient. Then comes possible surgery and often gruelling treatment. Kathryn Ryan speaks with two-time survivor Andrea Fairbairn who is determined to pass on to others going through the cancer journey tips and practical advice she's learned the hard way. She's written a book called Chemo and Back Again and for every book purchased, one will be donated to a Breast Cancer sufferer in hospital. Her book is available here.

11:45 Could sending sick staff home help spread disease?

Science commentator Siouxsie Wiles discusses new research from US and Spanish scientists which questions traditional thinking on the spread of disease within communities during an epidemic. Also, the glowing purple orb off the California coast which has scientists stumped.

Music played in this show

Artist:   Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Song:  Multi-Love

Time: 09:22


Artist:   Nina Simone

Song:     See-Line Woman

Time: 09:45


Artist:   Charles Bradley

Song:    Heart of Gold

Time:  10:08


Artist:   Ladi-6

Song:     Shine On    ( off-costar)

Time:   10:40