09:05 Urgent change needed to move NZ to low-emission economy

The Productivity Commission has spent a year researching how NZ can move towards becoming a low emission economy. It says the current policies are not reducing domestic emissions and urgent change is needed. It's recommending that agriculture be included in the ETS, a "feebate" scheme on imported vehicles and mandatory financial disclosures about climate risk. The chair of the Productivity Commission, Murray Sherwin joins Kathryn to talk through how it can be done.

09:25 Jailhouse snitches used too often: private investigator

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A former police officer turned private investigator, whose work on the Teina Pora case was instrumental in his conviction being quashed, says the police use of jailhouse snitches is on the rise - and is deeply concerning. A prisoner who gave evidence against David Tamihere,  convincted in 1990 for the murders of two Swedish tourists, has now been identified as Roberto Harris - himself a convicted double murderer - who changed his story after the trial. Tim McKinell says police use jailhouse informants too often and their reliability and credibility need to be carefully examined.

09:45 Kim Jong Un makes historic visit to South

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Anna Fifield reports from South Korea which is about to host the high stakes Inter-Korea Summit  which will set the stage stage for a further summit between Kim Jong-Un and Donald Trump in the coming months.

10:05 The American Dream in decline

Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, Amy Goldstein, talks to Kathryn Ryan about the fallout from the loss of a GM assembly plant  in Janesville, Wisconsin--Paul Ryan's hometown--by talking to the ordinary townsfolk and building relationships with them over several years. The resulting book also tells the larger story of the hollowing out of the American middle class. Amy Goldstein will be at the Auckland Writers Festival in May.

10:35 Unity Books review

Tilly Lloyd from Unity Books reviews Built by Roma Agrawal, published by Bloomsbury.

10:45 The Reading

The Leaping Place by Vivienne Joseph, read by Denise O’Connell.

11:05 New music with Jeremy Taylor

The second album from Auckland based singer songwriter Tom Cunliffe, a compilation of Robert Kirby's pastoral folksy arrangements, and the aching glacial pop of Japanese Breakfast have all caught Jeremy Taylor's ear this week.

11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer

The surprisingly good and eminently readable latest book on Tiger Woods called  'Tiger Woods', the Warriors great season in 2018 has been railroaded and new IAAF rules on hyperandrogenism point to difficult times for South Africa's Olympic and Commonwealth Games champion Caster Semanya.

11:45 The week that was with Te Radar and Pinky Agnew

Hamilton Township Police Officer Darcy Workman says she accidentally tasered firefighter Rickey Wagoner and gave him a cake to apologise.

Hamilton Township Police Officer Darcy Workman says she accidentally tasered firefighter Rickey Wagoner and gave him a cake to apologise. Photo: Hamilton Township Police (Facebook)

Our comedians delight in some of  the lighter stories of the week including the apology cake made for an accidentally tasered firefighter.