09:05 Chlorine: not agent of the devil

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From the Havelock North vigil, held to commemorate the one year anniversary of the town's gastric illness outbreak. Photo: RNZ / Jemma Brackebush

One of the world's leading water contamination experts says New Zealand is vulnerable to another drinking water crisis because of a lack of chlorination. Professor Emeritus of the University of Alberta, Dr Steve Hrudey, prepared a 50-page analysis on the 2016 contamination of Havelock North's public drinking water on behalf of Water New Zealand. He says a failure to recognise close calls and complacency were a major factor in the crisis, as well as the avoidance of chlorination. Dr Hrudey is out in New Zealand speaking at the Water New Zealand Conference, starting next week 

09:35 Hey big spender! Why it pays to know your credit score

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Photo: Shutterstock / Allie Schmitz

Dr Claire Matthews from Massey's Business School talks about the importance of knowing your credit score - and if you have a black mark against your name, to do something about it.

09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton

The ballot papers for Australia's postal survey on same-sex marriage have now started going out; Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is leaning on private energy company AGL to abandon longstanding plans to retire its Liddell coal-fired power plant; and the department running the Australian Parliament is on the defensive over new security measures.

Maggie O'Farrell

Maggie O'Farrell Photo: supplied

10:05 Author Maggie O'Farrell's 17 brushes with death

British author Maggie O'Farrell's latest book draws on her brushes with death across the decades. Her memoir, I am, I am, I am, chronicles some hairy experiences, and near misses, that she and a close family member have been through. This includes life threatening disease in her childhood, a close encounter with a killer and mismanaged labour in an understaffed hospital.

10:35 NZ Books review

A Killer Harvest by Paul Cleave, reviewed by Louise O'Brien, published by Upstart Press.

10:45 The Reading

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 Music with Kirsten Johnstone

Lorde with Jack Antonoff.

Lorde with Jack Antonoff. Photo: Billboard

Kirsten Johnstone features the music of the US singer/songwriter/producer Jack Antonoff and his close collaboration with Lorde.

11:20 The Wild Seed Thief. No rules, no expectations

The Wild Seed Thief

The Wild Seed Thief Photo: Auckland Theatre Company

Kathryn Ryan talks to Kate Parker about her environmental fable, The Wild Seed Thief, one of three new theatre pieces that will form part of The Navigators theatre project that aims to challenge accepted ways of doing things. The Navigators is a three-day showcase of a trio of New Zealand works-in-development, that ask the audience to become part of its evolution by providing feedback, ideas and feelings about the showings. The pieces are The Wild Seed Thief by Kate Parker, MOON by Malia Johnston, and The Haka Party Incident by Katie Wolfe.

11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston

Erica van Zon's 'Opal Moon, Local Lime', 2017, installation view. Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui, until 19 November 2017.

Erica van Zon's 'Opal Moon, Local Lime', 2017, installation view. Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui, until 19 November 2017. Photo: Supplied

Courtney takes a look at Erica van Zon's new exhibition at Whanganui's Sarjeant Gallery; and analyses debate and protest over Confederate sculptures in the United States.

Interactive Map of Confederate monuments - New York Times

Trump aside, artists and preservationists debate the rush to topple statues - New York Times

Whose Heritage? Public Symbols of the Confederacy - Southern Poverty Law Centre

Sorry, Mr. President, you are the reason Confederate memorials must come down - Philip Kennicott

How Lithuania deals with its Soviet statues - The Economist

Rosa Parks House in Berlin has a ticket home to America - New York Times

Erica van Zon 'Opal Moon, Local Lime', Sarjeant Gallery, until 19 November


Music played in this show

Artist: Field Music
Song: Disappointed
Comp: N/A
Album: Commontime
Label: Memphis Industries
Broadcast time: 9:41am

Artist: Fun feat. Janelle Monae
Song: We Are Young
Comp: Reuss / Dost / Antonoff / Bhasker
Album: Some Nights
Label: Fueled by Ramen / Nettwerk / Atlantic
Broadcast time: 11:12am

Artist: Bleachers
Song: Everybody Lost Somebody
Comp: Antonoff / Smith
Album: Gone Now
Label: RCA
Broadcast time: 11:17am

Artist: St. Vincent
Song: Los Ageless
Comp: Clark
Album: Masseducation
Label: Lorna Vista
Broadcast time: 11:23am

Artist: Darondo
Song: Didn’t I
Comp: Pulliman / Tanner
Album: Didn't I - Single
Label: Lun ‘N Haight
Broadcast time: 11:45am