09:05 Visa holders denied entry to NZ - and their jobs, homes and schools

Thousands of New Zealand visa holders are being denied entry back in New Zealand. Of the 10,733 applications for an exception to the border closure have been made to Immigration New Zealand, only 1685 have been approved. Carolina Zalazar and her daughter Martina, 10, are stuck in Bali and have been rejected twice in their quest to come home. Marco Alben has been in his native South Africa with his family since they returned for a wedding and the border closed behind them. He's been rejected four times for an exception. He and Carolina join Kathryn to detail how their quick trips overseas have turned into a two month nightmare - with no clue on when they can return. Katy Armstrong is a Licensed Immigration Adviser with Into NZ and is dealing with many similar cases, where people's lives are effectively on hold. 

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09:25 Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz: Lessons from the GFC

Governments around the world are responding to the Covid-19 pandemic with massive stimulus packages aimed at keeping the wheels of the economy in motion. Nobel Prize winning economist Professor Joseph Stiglitz and renown British climate economist Lord Nicholas Stern have been looking at the lessons learned in the aftermath of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis which might inform policy making now. Professor Stiglitz tells Kathryn Ryan that massive investment in green technologies are the best way to both revive virus-hit economies and shift the dial on climate change. His most recent book is People, Power and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent.

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09:45 USA correspondent Ron Elving

As pandemic restrictions have loosened in the US, people have flocked to the malls and beaches, while the President played golf during the Memorial Day weekend, as fears grow about a second wave of the coronavirus. Also, trade tensions are rising with China.

US President Donald Trump flanked by US Vice President Mike Pence, speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on April 16, 2020, in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

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Ron Elving is Senior Editor and Correspondent on the Washington Desk for NPR News.

10:05 Reimaginging Hillary Clinton's life

Best selling American author Curtis Sittenfeld's latest novel has a simple but fascinating premise: What if Hillary Clinton hadn't married Bill ? Rodham is a fictional memoir which begins when a young Hillary and Bill meet and fall in love at Yale University, but the couple part ways before Bill Clinton becomes Governor of Arkansas. She tells Kathryn Ryan writing the book tapped into her fascination with politics, fame, and the discrepancy between our public and private selves, but is not a love letter to Hillary Clinton.

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10:35 Book review - The Reed Warbler by Ian Wedde

Ian Wedde and the cover of "The Reed Warbler"

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Harry Ricketts reviews The Reed Warbler by Ian Wedde, published by Victoria University Press.

10:45 The Reading

CK Stead's My Name Was Judas read by Stuart Devenie.  Part 12 of 13.  

11:05 Business commentator Rebecca Stevenson

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Stuff Business Editor, Rebecca Stevenson talks to Kathryn about the groundswell of support for local businesses, with a Buy NZ made products Facebook page reaching 470,000 members.  Also is the Smith City sale and receivership - what chance is there for a turnaround for the long-struggling retailer?.

11:30 Being Teine Sāmoa 

Dahlia Malaeulu Teine Samoa

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Wainuiomata's Dahlia Malaeulu is a teacher, an advocate for Sāmoa and Pasifika education and also an author. She has written series of children's books  Mila's My Gagana and now a new e-book Teine Sāmoa, which provides an insight into New Zealand born Samoan girls navigating two cultures.

11:45 Media commentator Andrew Holden

Stuff chief executive Sinead Boucher has purchased Stuff from its Australian owners Nine Entertainment for $1.00, what happens now. And there have been large scale job losses at Mediaworks.

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Andrew Holden is a journalist for more than 30 years including five as Editor of The Press (in Christchurch) and four as Editor-in-Chief of The Age in Melbourne. 

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