09:05 More schools forgo donations - but at what cost ?

The New Zealand Principal's Federation says an increasing number of schools in low income areas are choosing not to ask for school fees and donations. Lynn Freeman talks to John Forsyth, the principal at Monrad Intermediate in Palmerston North, and Whetu Cormick, the president of the New Zealand Principal's Federation.

09:15  EVs and the impact on traditional fuel businesses

Car with lead plugged into middle of bonnet

Electric car charging station in Dunedin Photo: RNZ / Ian Telfer

How long before we see more electric vehicles on our streets, and how are traditional fuel companies going to repond? Lynn Freeman talks with Deutsche Craigs research analyst, Grant Swanepoel and Z Energy Chief Executive Mike Bennetts.

09:30 Could Banks Peninsula become NZ's first Geo-Park ?

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Photo: Lloyd Homer/GNS

11 million years in the making.......Natural geological wonder, Banks Peninsula was formed following three violent eruptions. Professor Cynthia Burek is the first chair of Geo-conservation in the world. She is in New Zealand to discuss geo-tourism and the possibilities for creating NZ's first Geo-Park. She is also a passionate promoter of women in science and has carried out some fascinating research on the public perception of famous women in science.

09:45 Australia correspondent Peter Munro

Peter talks to Lynn Freeman about the fallout from Malcolm Turnbull's tense phone call with Donald Trump and the latest from the Royal Commission into child sex abuse

10:05 Risking all to escape war: the story of Dooa Al Zamel

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Lynn Freeman speaks to Melissa Fleming, chief spokesperson for the UN High Commission for Refugees. She's told the story of 19 year old Syrian woman Dooa Al Zamel in a new book. Dooa was one of 11 out of 500 refugees who survived four days in the Mediterranean after the boat she was on was attacked and capsized, and managed to save a toddler, when she was nearly dead herself.

10:35 Book review - "Moonglow" by Michael Chabon

Reviewed by John King, published by HarperCollins

10:45 The Reading

The Larnachs by Owen Marshall, told by Michele Amas and Owen Scott (Part 2 of 12)

11:05 The non-death of the album

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Graeme Downes, founding member of the Verlaines, songwriter, musicologist, senior Lecturer in the Department of Music at the University of Otago argues the album is NOT dead. He illustrates this by featuring Shayne P Carter’s album Offsider.

11.25 Graffiti in Melbourne's Hosier Lane

Lynn Freeman talks to Melbourne University academic, Chris Honig about the rough sleepers who regularly graffiti the Melbourne tourist attraction, that is Hosier Lane.

11:45 Science Commentator Siouxsie Wiles

This week, science commentator Dr Siouxsie Wiles talks about a new way of printing on paper using light, and reveals that fish use their pee to communicate with each other in a fight.


Music played in this show

1045 Make You Mine - Anna Coddington

1130 Light My Fire - Shirley Bassey