09:05 Election 2020: Grant Robertson

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Labour's finance spokesperson Grant Robertson talks with Kathryn Ryan about his plan for economic recovery, should his party form the government after the election.

09:45 Asia correspondent Elizabeth Beattie

Amnesty International has halted its work in India, accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government of blocking its accounts, and attempting to silence its campaigns, and Hong Kong's police have a new media accreditation policy, announcing they will not recognise press passes issued by local media associations.

Elizabeth Beattie is a journalist at Thomson Reuters, based in Hong Kong.

10:05  Hāngī Pants, Jake Mokomoko and Claire Varley

First-time filmmakers, husband and wife team Jake Mokomoko and Claire Varley tell Kathryn about their short film Hāngī Pants, which is premiering in Gisborne today, one of the 75 films in the International Show Me Shorts Film Festival opening across the country.  Hāngī Pants is based on a true story from a marae in Gisborne, which Claire's mother told her. in Hāngī Pants, Uncle Tawera's tangi provides the setting for a succession of wives and mistresses to show up, and show-down.  Hāngī Pants is produced by Claire and directed by Jake. 

10:35 Book review - Why Visit America by Matthew Baker

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Tilly Lloyd from Unity Books reviews Why Visit America by Matthew Baker, published by Bloomsbury.

A collection of stories that portray a future world within touching distance of our own. This is an America riven by the dilemmas confronting us - from ageing to consumerism, from drugs to internet culture, from prisons to babies - turned on their head. The back cover reliably describes Baker as one of the most darkly innovative and defiantly strange voices of the moment.

10:45 The Reading

Butler’s Ringlet by Laurence Fearnley, read by Matthew Chamberlain.Final episode. No webrights.

11:05 New music with Jeremy Taylor

A timely reissue of Dexys Midnight Runners frontman Kevin Rowland's 1999 solo opus, Bettye LaVette pays tribute to her black female forebears, and Auckland indie rockers Superturtle's third album.


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11:30 Sports commentator Sam Ackerman

Sam talks to Kathryn about NZ Rugby's latest controversies and looks ahead to a summer of cricket.

General view of the Basin Reserve 2020.


11:45 The week that was

Comedians Pinky Agnew and James Elliott with what happens when birds of a feather quarantine together.

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Photo: creative commons - pixabay- Hans Braxmeier

Music played in this show

Track: Home

Artist: Caribou

Time: 9:45


Track: Sister Budda

Artist: Belle & Sebastian

Time: 10:32


Track: I am Woman

Artist: Helen Ready

Time: 10:40