09:05 Top Republican figures against Trump

One of the signatories of an open letter declaring that Donald Trump isn't qualified to be President, Kathryn Ryan speaks to former Deputy Secretary of  Defense and Ambassador to NATO under Ronald Reagan, William H Taft IV.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Photo: AFP

09:20 Contaminated Havelock North aquifer under the spotlight

A council investigation is underway into how the source of Havelock North's drinking water became contaminated, making thousands sick. All indications are that animal faeces have somehow seeped into the town's aquifer.

Dr Helen Rutter is a senior groundwater hydrologist with Christchurch based Aqualinc Research, which is currently working on a ground water project for the Hawkes Bay Regional Council.

Hastings District's Water Supply

Hastings District's Water Supply Photo: www.hastingsdc.govt.nz

09:20 Effectiveness of Community Treatment Orders

Kathryn Ryan speaks to University of Otago Professor of Law John Dawson, who disputes the efficacy of Community Treatment Orders - where patients are compulsorily treated - even though they are used in relatively high numbers in this country.

09:45 Australian correspondent Karen Middleton

10:05 Nadia Hashimi: Afghan stories

Nadia Hashimi

Nadia Hashimi Photo: Chris Carter Photography

Kathryn Ryan speaks to the bestselling author Nadia Hashimi,  the US born and raised daughter of Afghani migrants who left their home country in the 1970s. Growing up she watched a steady stream of extended family trickle out of what has become an increasibly conflicted and dangerous part of the world. Nadia has woven her family's stories into novels in a way that isn't biographical -  but is representative of their experiences, and those of other refugees.

10:35 Book review - Les Parisiennes by Anne Sebba        
Reviewed by Anne Else, published by Hachette NZ.

10:45 The Reading

Snapper in a Landscape written and told by Declan O'Neill. (Part 1 of 6)

11:05 Marty Duda features the music of Lisa Hannigan

Marty Duda features the music of Dublin singer Lisa Hannigan who began her career as backing vocalist to Damien Rice. That collaboration ended in 2007 when she went solo. She has just released her her third album, At Swim.

Artist: Lisa Hannigan
Song: Ocean And A Rock (4:21)
Composer: Lisa Hannigan
Album: Sea Sew (2008)
Label: Hoop

Artist: Lisa Hannigan
Song: Home (4:59)
Composer: Lisa Hannigan-Gavin Glass
Album: Passenger (2011)
Label: ATO

Artist: Lisa Hannigan
Song: Prayer For The Dying (4:40)
Composer: Lisa Hannigan
Album: At Swim (2016)
Label: ATO

11:20  Making a business with good karma

Kathryn Ryan speaks to one of the founders of Karma Cola Simon Coley.  Simon gives his tips on how to build a business with a social conscience and avoid breaking the bank while you do it.

11:45 Science commentator Siouxsie Wiles

This week, science commentator Dr Siouxsie Wiles tells us all about a virus that changes the smell of the plants it infects to attract pollinators and asks if a recent study really did just show that taking paracetamol in pregnancy is linked to behavioural problems in kids.


Viruses and pollinators: http://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.1005790

Bleaching coral: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00338-016-1473-5