09:05 News and current affairs

09:20 Commission to investigate potential miscarriages of justice 

People who believe they've been wrongfully convicted of a crime - and have exhausted all avenues of appeal - now have another place to turn. The Criminal Cases Review Commission provides that path - it accepts applications from people who believe they've been treated unfairly by the justice system. It replaces the Royal prerogative of mercy. Colin Carruthers QC heads the organisation, and Tim McKinnel, a private investigator who worked on the high-profile Teina Pora case, explain why the commission is needed, and how it will work. 

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09:45 Pacific correspondent Koro Vaka'uta  - Pacific covid spread

Papua New Guinea, French Polynesia and Guam deal with fresh waves of coronavirus infection, and voting is underway in Bougainville.

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Pacific Covid-19 map Photo: anu.edu.au Meg Keen

RNZ's Pacific news editor, Koro Vaka'uta.


10:05 Daryl Davis - making friends with the Ku Klux Klan

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Daryl Davis has helped more than 200 Ku Klux Klan members leave the organisation. He becomes friends with the members, and asks the question 'How can you hate me when you don't know me?' He has testified on behalf of a Klan member in court, and collects the robes of those who decide to quit. He joins Kathryn Ryan to talk about his activism, and his story. 

10:35 Book review - Blanket by Kara Thompson

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Stella Chrysostomou of VOLUME Books, Nelson, reviews Blanket (Object Lessons) by Kara Thompson, published by Bloomsbury.

10:45 The Reading

11:05 Music reviewer Grant Smithies​

Made over a period of 10 days during lockdown, new album Keep Your Distance! was strapped together online by Virtual Shadow Ensemble, a collective of musicians and spoken word artists from around the country. We'll hear two tracks from that today, alongside new songs from Graeme Jefferies band The Cakekitchen and Jamaican singer, Protoje. 


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11:30 Sports commentator Sam Ackerman

Sam talks to Kathryn about what the sporting landscape looks like in the second wave of Covid, and New Zealand Rugby’s reputation under fire from friends and foes.

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11:45 The week that was

Our comedians Te Radar and Elisabeth Easther with a wry look at the past week.