09:05 "US will act calmly" - S Korea's Moon

The President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, has called for the increasingly bitter dispute between the United States and North Korea to be resolved peacefully. After a week of incendiary language between President Trump and Kim Jong Un over the threat of a missile strike on the US territory of Guam, and Pyongyang's increasing nuclear capabilities, tensions have escalated  in the region. Kathryn Ryan talks to Evans Revere a  former high ranking State Department official who has participated in negotiations with North Korea.

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09:20 Govt's anti microbial resistance plan 'lost opportunity'   

The government has launched an action plan to address the threat of anti microbial resistance, in humans, animals and plants. The plan sets out five key objectives it says align with international efforts, and is a joint document produced by the Ministries of Health and Primary Industries. Nine to Noon science commentator, Auckland University microbiologist and author of Antibiotic Resistance:The End of Modern Medicine? Siouxsie Wiles, says the action plan is underwhelming and misses a big opportunity.

Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial Resistance Photo: The Global Journal

09:40 Stormy weather set to ease

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Flooding in the Banks Peninsular township of Akaroa Photo: Akaroa fire brigade

Torrential rain around much of the country has seen flooding and slips in Canterbury and the town of Akaroa cut off. Kathyn talks to Metservice duty forecaster Peter Little.

09:45 USA correspondent Susan Milligan

Susan Milligan talks to Kathryn Ryan about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia after a car rammed into anti-white supremacist protesters, and also. is the GOP abandoning its President?

10:05 From the Bodleian & the Smithsonian to the fabled libraries of middle earth.

Bodleian Library, Oxford

Duke Humfrey's Library, Bodleian Library, Oxford, UK. Photo: Wikipedia

Kathryn Ryan talks to Dr Stuart Kells who is one of Australia's leading bibliophiles and has recently completed a world tour of great libraries for his forthcoming book, The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders.

10:35 Book review

Niki Ward has been reading Sky High - Jean Batten's Incredible Flying Adventures by David Hill and Phoebe Morris.

10:45 The Reading:

Shingle Beach by Carl Nixon  told by Grant Tilly (E2.of 5)
A portrait of a family at their bach, told from five different points of view. The location connects them but the perspectives are very different.

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

Kathryn Ryan talks to Rod Oram about Graeme Wheeler’s last Monetary Policy briefing before he retires as Reserve Bank Governor, and Sir Bob Jones plans to build a timber-framed office building in Wellington

11:30 From near bankrupcy to start-up magnet

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The Israeli city of Tel Aviv has gone from near bankrupcy in the early 2000s, to a magnet for technology start-ups. Kathryn Ryan meets Hila Oren, the chief executive of the Tel Aviv Foundation and founder of Tel Aviv Global who's been involved in the transformation. She's in New Zealand talking to councils and businesses about the experience in her home town.

11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis

Mike Hosking hosting the TVNZ leaders' debate, and four of the most trusted news sources in the US are British.

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