09:05 Primary school excludes girl with period

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Photo: University of Otago

A public health sociologist, Dr Sarah Donovan, is outraged that a menstruating 10-year-old was temporarily excluded from primary school because there was no appropriate receptacle for the disposal of her sanitary products. Dr Donovan says she's been told about the case by the girl's GP. She says its an extreme example of discrimination against menstruating girls and women. She's preparing an application to Pharmac for funding for sanitary products for all school age girls. Wellington Girls' College student, Molly gives us a teenage perspective on the subject.

09:20 Dealing with plastic bags

New Zealanders use 1.6 billion plastic bags a year. Twenty-five million of them were recycled last year through a government-backed scheme. Critics say recycling is not the answer, and a levy must be imposed to discourage use. Lynn Freeman talks to the project manager for the Soft Plastic Recycling Project, Lyn Mayes, and to Ali Kirkpatrick from Boomerang Bags, a community group creating re-usable bags for shoppers to borrow and return.

09:45 USA correspondent Susan Milligan

Susan Milligan has the fallout from the latest Trump tweets, and cities all over the South are trying to take down old Confederate statues, and it's revealing both a  cultural and political divide.

10:05 Diving into Paula Hawkins' new thriller

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Paula Hawkins has released the eagerly awaited follow up to her debut psychological thriller, The Girl on the Train. She talks to Lynn Freeman about Into the Water – a thriller about two sisters, and why we act the way we do.

10:35 Book review

Gail Pittaway reviews, Sycamore : A novel, by Bryn Chancellor

10:45 The Reading

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

Rod talks to Lynn Freeman about the severe lack of international carbon credits will require a big revamp of our Emissions Trading, the government signs up Amazon for a big cloud computing deal, to the great disappointment of NZ suppliers, and Spark drops plans for a venture capital fund with other major corporates.

11:30 Glam Jams & Cordials

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Photo: Facebook / Glam Jams & Cordials, Kapiti

Amanda Sattler’s farmers market stalls at Paraparaumu Beach and Hokowhitu Glam Jams & Cordials is brimming with bottles and jars of tasty preserves, chutneys and cordials for all occasions. Amanda tells Lynn Freeman how foraging, Digby Law and a prolific plum tree have led her to bottling. She also shares a comfort food recipe for an apple slice and a recipe for nasturtium berry pickle.

11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis

Gavin Ellis on a new report which calculates that advertising adds $6 billion a year to the New Zealand economy. Also, in a rare show of unity Australian media bosses headed to Canberra last week to support proposals to relax media ownership laws.

Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald.  He can be contacted on gavin.ellis@xtra.co.nz

Music played in this show

Artist:   Ladi 6
Song:  Royal Blue
Composer: Tamati/Parkes
Album: Royal Blue 3000 EP
Label: Universal
Time: 9.30

Artist:  The Mutton Birds
Song: Dominion Road
Composer: McGlashan
Album: Flock: The Best Of The Mutton Birds
Label: EMI
Time: 10:35

Artist:   Erma Franklin
Song: Piece of My Heart
Composer: Ragovy/Berns
Album: The Soul Of Gospel
Label: Global
Time: 11:35