09:05 Ball-tampering cricketers sent home

Steve Smith, left, captain of Australia with team mate David Warner.

Steve Smith, left, captain of Australia with team mate David Warner. Photo: AFP

Disgraced Australian cricketers Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft will soon return home from South Africa in the wake of the ball-tampering bombshell that has shaken the sport. The coach, Darren Lehmann, has been let off the hook for now, but Steve Smith's hold on the captaincy remains tenuous, with Cricket Australia's chief executive James Sutherland noting "it's not appropriate at this stage" to comment whether Smith can ever lead the team again. Kathryn Ryan speaks with Nine Network Australia's Michael Best was at the conference in Johannesburg earlier this morning.

09:20 Gender Champions for Change

Australian lawyer and equality advocate Elizabeth Broderick

Australian lawyer and equality advocate Elizabeth Broderick Photo: Helen Melville helen @helenmelville.com.au

Elizabeth Broderick is the founder of the Male Champions for Change programme in Australia, which brings together male leaders to tackle workplace gender inequality. She set the programme up while she was serving as Australia's longest serving Sex Discrimination Commissioner and last year she was appointed by the UN Human Rights Council as its Special Rapporteur and Independent Expert on the issue of discrimination against women in law and practice. She talks to Kathryn about the challenges of bringing equality into the workforce in New Zealand and sustaining the #metoo movement.

09:45 Australia correspondent Bernard Keane

Will crossbench senators give multinational companies a tax cut? Department store Myer has been accused of racial profiling; and Victorian crossbench MP Rachel Carling-Jenkins has spoken of her anguish at discovering her estranged husband was addicted to child pornography while they were married.

10:05 Curran/Hirschfeld texts: RNZ Political Editor Jane Patterson

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Broadcasting Minister Clare Curran has released the text messages she exchanged with former RNZ head of content Carol Hirschfeld, arranging a meeting between the pair.

10:10 Madeleine Sami and Jackie van Beek

Comedy duo, Madeleline Sami and Jackie van Beek, have just returned from the prestigious film festival SXSW (South by Southwest) in Texas where their new film, The Breaker Upperers, received rave reviews. The distinctly Kiwi film is about two best friends who run a business breaking up couples for cash. Their partnership starts to unravel when one develops a conscience. The pair join Kathryn to discuss the film, their careers and making a living by being funny.

10:35 Book review

Hannah August reviews Emily Wilson's translation of The Odyssey by Homer, published by W. W. Norton & Company.

10:45 The Reading

Behind the Bathroom Door by Valerie W. Smith (Ep. 1 of 1)

11:05 Music with Graeme Downes

Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison Photo: Supplied

Graeme Downes is a musicologist and senior lecturer in the Department of Music at the University of Otago. Today he discusses the life and work of American singer-songwriter Roy Orbison.

11.20 Mindfulness and marginalised youth

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Photo: Amanda Billing

Director of the The Kindness Institute Kristina Cavit talks to Kathryn Ryan about mindfulness-based meditation and yoga programmes for children who've been kicked out of school, also running in schools, and at Wiri Women's prison in South Auckland. Kristina established The Kindness Institute after years of working with communities dealing with stress and trauma overseas, including in Baltimore, Haiti and South America. Kristina says New Zealand's high youth suicide rate prompted her to found the Happiness Institute, and that mindfulness can lead to a decrease in anti-social and criminal behaviour, instead increasing compassion and empathy. Ninety-nine per cent of students who've been through a pilot programme at Onehunga High School say they feel less stressed.

11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston

Two big - and quite different - visual art festivals in Melbourne and Sydney, and a controversy in England over censorship and a Victorian-era painting. Courtney Johnston is the director of The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt.



Music played in this show

Artist:  Havana Meets Kingston
Song: Carnival
Composer: Havana Meets Kingston
Album: Mr Savona Havana Meets Kingston
Label: ABC
Time: 9.18

Artist:   Chris Hillman
Song: Wildflowers
Composer: Petty
Album: Bidin' My Time
Label: Rounder
Time: 9.50

Artist: Roy Orbison
Song: Communication Breakdown
Comp: Dees B/Orbison R.
Album: RNZ to source
Label: ditto
Time: 11.10

Artist: Roy Orbison
Song: Oh Pretty Woman
Comp: Orbison R. Dees B
Album: The Very Best of Roy Orbison
Label: Sony Music
Time: 11.15

Artist: Roy Orbison
Song: You Got it
Comp: Lynne J, Orbison R, Petty T.
Album: The Very Best of Roy Orbison
Label: Sony Music
Time: 11.18

Artist: Roy Orbison
Song: Crying
Comp: Orbison R. Melson J.
Album: The Very Best of Roy Orbison
Label: Sony Music
Time: 11.20