09:05 Harm suffered by children in care revealed

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New research by the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki reveals much higher levels of harm to children in care than had been previously established. The just-released research looked at a sample of case notes, and used a broader definition of harm,  to identify how many children in care were subjected to harm in 2015-16. 12 per cent of the sample group of nearly 700 had been subjected to either physical, emotional or sexual harm or neglect. Kathryn talks with Ministry CEO Gráinne Moss.

09:20 Unhealthy food marketing to kids on TV - are the new protections robust enough ?

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A group of academics is sticking to its criticism of the advertising regulator over unhealthy food marketed to children. Three top nutrition academics, led by Professor Boyd Swinburn conducted a study which found that around two thirds of ads marketed to children contained unhealthy food. But the Advertising Standards Agency – which has since changed its code – disputes the research findings. Kathryn Ryan talks with Professor Swinburn and Hilary Souter of the ASA.

09:45 USA correspondent Steve Almond

US Correspondent Steve Almond joins Kathryn with the latest on the ongoing sexual misconduct story. Accusations have now been levelled against liberals such as Al Franken and John Conyers.

10:05 Mezzo risk taker Anne Sofie von Otter

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Described as one of the titans of grand opera, Anne Sofie von Otter talks to Kathryn Ryan about her forthcoming New Zealand Festival concert in Wellington and going outside of the classical 'comfort-zone'.

10:35 Book review

David Hill reviews The Best of A A Gill published by Hachette.

10:45 The Reading

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

Rod joins Kathryn to talk about how the Fast-growing A2 Milk wins the Company of the Year award, while the
the Reserve Bank has required Westpac to raise $1.25bn more capital, but it won’t say much about why.

11:30 Hideaways: Where New Zealanders Escape

Urban couple Sam Stuchbury and Hilary Ngan Kee have toured the country, searching for the best tucked-away escape spots – ranging from mountain huts to beach-side baches, river cribs to luxury tents, and shearers' cottages to fishing huts. Hideaways is a collection of unique, quirky, eccentric and romantic retreats that are all open to the public. They talk to Kathryn Ryan about a variety of their top finds.

11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis

Gavin looks at a new Australian Press Council decision has prompted media to ask why it is permissible to publish pictures of people being pulled from the rubble in a foreign earthquake but not to publish domestic pictures of survivors being pulled from fatal road crashes. Is "close-to-home" a valid reason for double standards? He also delves into the BSA's annual report which reveals it dealt with the lowest number of complaints in five years. 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: Devendra Banhart
Song: Fancy Man
Composer: Banhart
Album: Ape in Pink Marble
Label: Nonesuch
Time: 11:19

Artist:   Katchafire
Song: Get Away
Composer: Katchafire
Album: Revival
Label: Mai Music
Time: 11:40