09:05 Abandoned plans: Building industry at risk of cracking

As the government details 11 job-rich infrastructure projects it hopes will repair the economy, there are warnings of a looming crash in the building industry. A new survey from the Property Council has found 70 per cent of pre-Covid commercial and industrial proposals and 50 per cent of residential builds face being delayed or cancelled due to market uncertainty. Property Council chief executive Leonie Freeman joins Kathryn.  Also AUT construction management professor John Tookey, who says the government's projects aren't enough to save the industry, and is forecasting builders and other construction workers will leave for work overseas.

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09:25 Deluge of potential apprentices seeking free trades training

Training organisations dealing with an influx of people seeking government funded trades apprenticeships are calling for more clarity on the free stimulus initiative.The $320 million Targetted Training and Apprentices Fund supports skill gathering across a range of industries. To discuss whether there is enough detail about what the Training Fund means for individual sector groups, Kathryn talks to Road Transport Forum Chief Nick Leggett who says his organisation is about to launch its own trades traineeship, the Electrical Training Company, ETCO's CEO Jeremy Sole and from Industry training organisation Competenz CEO Fiona Kingsford. 

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09:45 USA correspondent Susan Davis 

A look at what the US Congress is doing for police reform in the wake of recent fatal police shootings and the growing Black Lives Matter protests.

A young boy raises his fist for a photo by a family friend during a demonstration on May 31, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.

A young boy raises his fist for a photo by a family friend during a demonstration on May 31, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage / Getty Images / AFP

Susan Davis is a congressional correspondent for NPR and a co-host of the NPR Politics Podcast.

10:05 High School Mums (and their inspirational teacher)

Kathryn Ryan meets two young mums whose stories are part of a new TV series High School Mums which begins screening on TVNZ tonight. The series follows the students and children at the teen parenting unit He Puaawai,  which is attached to Fraser High School in Hamilton. Dru Brown and her son Areka, and Cierrah Puke and her son Jonah are featured, along with their inspirational head teacher Lee Marchioni.

10:30 Health and Disability Review shakes up health sector

Kathryn talks to Health Correspondent, Rowan Quinn about the wide ranging review of the Health and Disability sector led by Heather Simpson. An interim report, published in September, found the health system's structure was overly complicated and lacked leadership.

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10:45 The Reading

Kirkaldies, 3 o'clock, written by Vincent O'Sullivan and read by Donna Akersten. (part two)

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11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

Rod talks to Kathryn about the strong recovery in stock markets around the world, despite the greatest contraction in economies since the Great Depression 80 years ago. And Centuria returns with another takeover bid for Augusta Capital.

11:30 Observations of King Country district nurse

During her decade as a district nurse in King Country, Sara McIntyre got to know the people, their history and the rural settlements very well. A lifetime interest in photography led to her capturing the faces and the landscape throughout the region. The pictures of locals, their homes and their environment feature in Sara's book Observations of a Rural Nurse.

11:45 Media commentator Andrew Holden

Andrew takes a look at NZME's subscription upswing, TVNZ job cuts and the NBR having to pay Steven Joyce's legal costs.

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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