09:05 Jubilation in Zimbabwe as Mugabe quits

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There are mass celebrations in Zimbabwe after the resignation of Robert Mugabe as president. The 93 year old is the only leader the country has known since independence from Britain in 1980. Kathryn talks with correspondent Nkepile Mabuse in Harare.

09:20 Disabled tenants shut out of market

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People with disabilities who want to live independently can't find homes in the tight rental market. Auckland based Disability Connect wants to the Government to earmark a portion of social housing, to meet its own policy of supporting disabled people to leave home and live in the community. An IHC survey has also found high levels of concern over housing among the parents of intellectually disabled adults. Kathryn Ryan speaks with the chair of Disability Connect, Colleen Brown; Director of Advocacy at IHC, Trish Grant; Auckland-based wheelchair user Rachel Peterson; and disability advocate and wheelchair user Erin Gough.

09:45 Australia correspondent Peter Munro

The Government’s snap decision to cancel parliament for a week has shocked some of its own MPs and infuriated Labor, the Greens and some cross bench MPs; one week after the Australian public backed same-sex marriage, focus has turned now to when and how to implement those laws; and the 42,000-year-old remains of an indigenous man, known as Mungo Man, have been finally returned to the country in New South Wales.

10:05 'The Martian' author Andy Weir heads to the Moon

"Artemis" by Andy Weir.

"Artemis" by Andy Weir. Photo: Supplied / Penguin Random House

American author Andy Weir has just released the follow-up to his bestselling global hit, The Martian. Called Artemis, it tells the story of Jazz Bashara, a space smuggler, who calls the first city on the Moon her home. Kathryn Ryan talks with Andy about the success of his first novel, which was made into an Academy Award winning movie starring Matt Damon, and the inspiration for his second effort.

10:35 NZ Books review

Harry Ricketts reviews Floods Another Chamber by James Brown, published by VUP.

10:45 The Reading: Into the Wider World by Brian Turner - Part 3

11:05 Music with Yadana Saw

Music 101's Yadana Saw on why so many gig venues are facing closure. She plays Fat Freddys Drop – Bounce (from Live at Matterhorn), Straitjacket Fits – If I Were You, & Rob Ruha - Kalega.

11:20 Strangers Arrive: Émigrés and the Arts in NZ

"Strangers Arrive" by Leonard Bell.

"Strangers Arrive" by Leonard Bell. Photo: Supplied / Auckland University Press

From the 1930s through the 1950s, a substantial number of forced migrants – refugees from Nazism, displaced people after World War II and escapees from Communist countries – arrived in New Zealand from Europe. Among them were an extraordinary group of artists and writers, photographers and architects whose European modernism radically reshaped the arts in this country. Their stories and images have been captured in a new book, Strangers Arrive, by Leonard Bell.

11:45 Legal commentator Garth Gallaway

Garth Gallaway, a lawyer specialising in health and safety practices.

Garth Gallaway, a lawyer specialising in health and safety practices. Photo: Supplied to RNZ

Garth Gallaway, who's a partner at Chapman Tripp, looks at where things are at since the new Health and Safety Act came in effect 20 months ago.


Music played in this show

Artist:   Nadia Reid
Song: Richard
Composer: Reid
Album: Preservation
Label: Spunk
Time: 9:47

Yadana Saw's picks:

Artist:   Fat Freddies Drop
Song: Bounce

Artist:   Fits
Song: If I Were You

Artist:   Rob Ruha
Song: Kalega