09:05 Election 2020: National leader Judith Collins

National Party leader Judith Collins campaigning in Gisborne on 24 September, 2020.

National Party leader Judith Collins campaigning in Gisborne on 24 September, 2020. Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone

Judith Collins joins Kathryn Ryan for an extended interview on why National should form the next government with herself as Prime Minister.

09:45 UK's record 19,700 daily cases, will Boris walk away from Brexit?

UK correspondent Harriet Line covers the new daily record of daily Covid-cases reported overnight in the UK, as Labour calls for a "circuit-breaker" - a two week national lockdown to stem the tide of new cases. And Boris Johnson will decide this week whether to walk away from Brexit talks or continue negotiations on a future trade agreement with the EU.

A handout photograph released by the UK Parliament shows Britain's main opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday said a new UK-wide lockdown would be a "disaster.

Photo: AFP/UK Parliament

10:05 Understanding Australia's dingos

Dr Melanie Fillios is an archaeologist who specialises in the study of animal remains to tell help tell the story of human civilisations. For the last ten years she has studied Australia's native dog, the dingo, seeking to find out how and when they first arrived on the continent, and what their relationship with humans has been throughout history. She tells Kathryn Ryan about how she is about to lead a study into several newly discovered dingoes that died thousands of years ago when they fell into deep caves.

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Photo: © Brent Clark / wikimedia commons

10:35 Book review - Fire Front: First Nations poetry and power today

Alison Whittaker, poet and editor

Alison Whittaker, poet and editor Photo: University of Queensland Press

Anahera Gildea reviews Fire Front: First Nations poetry and power today edited by Alison Whittaker. Published by University of Queensland Press.

Curated and introduced by Alison Whittaker, this is a ground-breaking anthology of First Nations poetry showcasing some of the brightest new stars, as well as leading Aboriginal writers and poets including Bruce Pascoe, Ali Cobby Eckermann and Tony Birch.

10:45 The Reading

The Mesmerist, episode 9. Written and read by Barbara Ewing.

11:05 Mobile phones fuel discontent, encrypted message access, new iPhones

Technology commentator Bill Bennett joins Kathryn to talk about new research which suggests confidence in governments started dropping with the advent of 3G networks. Five Eyes wants access to encrypted messages - but if they get it, there's a risk criminal gangs can too. And he'll look at what Apple's new iPhones will offer - and what they won't.

In this photo released by Apple, Apple CEO Tim Cook holds up the all-new iPhone 12 Pro.

Photo: AFP PHOTO/ Apple Inc./ Brooks Kraft

11:25 The importance of children playing outside

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Photo: Wendy Pirie

Advocate of outdoor nature education, Wendy Pirie says there are so many benefit of children running around outside and exploring their environment. She is the founder of an Early Learning Centre in Taradale, Hawkes Bay where children have 2 acres of natural play space.

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Photo: Wendy Pirie

11:45 The Vow, Song Exploder, Totally Under Control

Film and TV reviewer Chris Schulz joins Kathryn to talk about The Vow, a documentary series that examines the "self-improvement" group NXIVM, whose leader Keith Raniere was convicted on multiple charges including sex trafficking of children. He'll also look at Song Exploder about how the music industry works and Totally Under Control - a documentary filmed in secret that focuses on the US failings through the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Photo: IMDb


Music played in this show

Artist:   Milky Chance
Song: Eden's House
Broadcast time: 09:41

Artist:   Hera
Song: Coldest Evenings 
Time: 09:57

Artist:  Bebel Gilberto
Song: Deixa
Time: 10:06 

Artist:  The Whitest Boy Alive
Song: Serious
Time: 10:33

Artist:  Aaron Frazer
Song: Bad News 
Time: 11:20