09:05 Interest-free student loans: success or failure?

student loan

A new report by the think tank The New Zealand Initiative finds that the scheme has failed to help students from poorer backgrounds access tertiary education. Kathryn Ryan speaks to head of research the the NZ Initiative, Dr Eric Crampton.

09:20 When tiredness is dangerous

Sleeping man in bed with smartphone

Photo: 123rf.com

Kathryn Ryan talks to worker fatigue expert Professor Drew Dawson, who says organisations need to be aware that sleeplessness can affect performance as much as alcohol.

So just how much sleep do you need before going to work? And what are the consequences of not getting enough?


09:30 Illegal ticketing scandal rocks Rio

The head of the European Olympic Committee Irishman Patrick Hickey, has been arrested in Rio. It's the culmination of over a week of accusations and investigations. Nine to Noon talks to Irish sports journalist Niall Kelly who's in Brazil.

09:45 UK correspondent Dame Ann Leslie

Self-declared sports-hater Dame Ann Leslie on being glued to the Olympics and the arrest of London Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary.

10:05 Are you ready for self-driving cars?

driverless car

Kathryn Ryan speaks to futurist and autonomous vehicle expert Brad Templeton who says it's only a matter of a few years before cars, taxis, busses and trucks can drive themselves, park, recharge and deliver, saving millions of lives and the planet. The Silicon Valley entrepreneur spent two years advising Google's self-driving car team, and is involved in developing a small robotic delivery vehicle. Brad Templeton will be in Christchurch in November speaking at the Singularity University Summit.

10:35 Book review - The Black Widow by Daniel Silva   

Reviewed by Gina Rogers, published by HarperCollins.

10:45 The Reading

Snapper in a Landscape written and told by Declan O'Neill. (Part 2 of 6)

11:05 New technology with Robbie Allan

Robbie Allan on the use of technology at the Olympics

11:25 Parenting with Christian Wright

child listening

How and when do pre-schoolers develop speech sounds? What is 'normal', and when should parents be concerned. Speech and Language therapist Christian Wright explains.


11:45 Viewing with Duncan Greive

Duncan Greive on NZ on Air funding of current affairs and two new HBO series - The Night Of, starring John Turturro and Vice Principals


Music played in this show

Artist: Golden Harvest
Track: I Need Your Love
Composer: Kaukau
Album: Kiwi Gold Disc
Label: NZ on Air