09:05 "Rugby is having to take a deep breath" but, "it gets it."

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Photo: Photosport NZ

Putting into practice the findings of New Zealand Rugby's review into sport's culture ``won't happen overnight'', but its review leader Kathryn Beck, says significant changes will happen. The Respect and Responsibility Review, which looked at 36 cases of misconduct investigated over the past four years, was sparked by the Chiefs' high-profile stripper scandal during the team's Mad Monday celebrations last year. New Zealand Rugby says it's determined to do better, and is committing to short, medium and long term goals including a shift towards an independent investigation and formal complaints process. Kathryn Beck is the president of the New Zealand Law Society.

09:20 Uncertain, insecure and unequal lives in NZ

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Kathryn Ryan talks to Professor of Societal psychology, Darrin Hodgetts about New Zealand's precariat class - people who struggle to make ends meet, and who live in constant fear of losing their housing, or income. Professor Hodgetts has contributed to a new book Precarity: Uncertain, insecure and unequal lives in Aotearoa New Zealand.

09:45 Pacific correspondent Mike Field

On the edge of extinction, Japan reluctantly agrees to measures to try and save Pacific Bluefin tuna, the indigenous Rapanui of Easter Island vote on huge marine park, but the Kermadecs has still not happened; and a statue in the United States celebrating a soldier who fought against Samoans.

10:05 "Biggest concentration camp - in our mind"  Dr. Edith Eger

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The internationally acclaimed psychologist Dr Edith Eger is one of the few living Holocaust survivors to remember the horrors of the camps. Edie (as she is known to her family and friends) survived death camps and the death march. When the American troops liberated the camps in 1945 they found  her barely alive in a pile of corpses. Today, at ninety years old, she has chosen to forgive her captors and herself, and has made it her life's mission to help 'free' her patients  from suffering by combining her clinical knowledge and her own experiences with trauma to help others who have experienced painful events. How she overcame her own ghosts as well as the moving stories of those she has helped are documented in her new memoir, The Choice.

10:35 Book review

Unity Books Review - "I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death" by Maggie O'Farrell.

Reviewed by Kiran Dass

10:45 The Reading

It's part five of The Changeover by Margaret Mahy, read by Miranda Harcourt.

The feature film adaptation of The Changeover opens in cinemas around the country on 28th September 2017.

It is directed by Miranda Harcourt and Stuart McKenzie and stars Timothy Spall, Melanie Lynskey, Lucy Lawless, Nick Galitzine, Dame Kate Harcourt — and introduces young NZ actor Erana James (Ngati Whatua Orakei, Waikato Tainui) as Laura Chant.

Listen to more about the movie and the book by clicking on these links:

Miranda Harcourt and Bridget Mahy talk about The Changeover

Hannah August reviews the original book

11:05 Lush, symphonic pop music

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Charlotte Ryan discusses two NZ musicians who have used string players on their latest recordings - one of these artists used a 20 piece orchestra. The result -  lush symphonic pop music.

Featuring two tracks from Neil Finns new album 'Out Of Silence' - and also Jonathan Bree's new single 'You;'re Cool'. Neil Finn's new album was recorded live, and he streamed the sessions.

11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer

11:45 The week that was with Te Radar and Irene Pink

A lighter look at the week including a successful duck-to-duck transplant of a donor bill to a beakless, tongueless bird by a Wellington veterinarian.

Music played in this show

Artist:   Koop

Song: Koop Island Blues

Composer: Ane Brun

Album: Koop Islands

Label: k7

Time: 09:45


Artist:   Meadowlark

Song: I’ve got You

Composer: Meadowlark

Album: Three Six Five

Label: Believe Recordings

Time: 11: 43