09:05 News and current affairs

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Photo: NZ On Air

NZ On Air has announced big changes to the way it funds local content. From next July, it will move to a single public media fund, covering many types of content, for different audiences. This will replace the multiple funds and strategies that currently exist. Kathryn Ryan talks to Chief Executive Jane Wrightson about what this will mean for viewers and listeners.

An extremely attractive snorkeler looks at a sea snake at a coral reef

09:20 "Easy win" marine sanctuaries could undermine conservation 

An expert in marine sanctuaries is warning huge marine protected areas like the one planned by New Zealand's government around the Kermadec Islands could actually be undermining conservation efforts. There has been huge uptick in efforts to seal off parts of ocean to fishing and mineral extraction recently, but Dr Peter Jones, an expert in marine protected areas at University College London, says they are being focused on remote parts of the ocean where very little fishing and drilling actually happens.

09:45 Asia correspondent Charlotte Glennie

Charlotte Glennie discusses the international response to North Korea's 5th nuclear test, and Hong Kong's angry youth - what has happened to the umbrella movement protestors?

10:05 Amit Katwala : The Athletic Brain

Amit Katwala

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Contrary to what is assumed, its the brain not the body which decides when there has been enough physical exertion. Writer Amit Katwala has published a book on the neuroscience of sport and how the brain can be trained to improve sporting prowess and endurance. As well as a sports journalist he has a masters in experimental psychology from Oxford University.  He talks with Kathryn Ryan about his book, The Athletic Brain.

10:35 Unity Books Review - Known and Strange Things by Teju Cole

Reviewed by Kiran Dass, published by Faber.

10:45 The Reading

Going Up is Easy by Lydia Bradey with Laurence Fearnley (Part 10 of 10)

11:05 Music review - Grant Smithies

Grant Smithies sheds a tear over the modern rocksteady ballads of New York's Frightnrs, takes a musical guided tour of inner-city Christchurch with local punk upstarts The Transistors, and falls in love all over again with a reissued singles compilation by the mighty New Order.  

11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer

Brendan Telfer on latest Warriors snare of Kieran Foran and how the Black Caps are faring in their test against India.

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

Te Radar and Elisabeth Easther's  take on Shannon streakers, peanut butter strategies and a potential fashion solution to all those stray cats.