09:05 Shocking Australian soldier Afghanistan war crimes allegations 

Australian soldiers of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) patrol in Tirin Kot, the capital of Uruzgan province in Afghanistan on 17 February 2007.

Photo: AFP

Australian special forces may face prosecution for up to 39 murders and the torture of two others in Afghanistan. This comes after a four-year inquiry into alleged war crimes by NSW Court of Appeal Justice Paul Brereton. The Brereton Report, released yesterday, found "credible information" supporting allegations that 25 current or former soldiers were involved in the murder of 39 Afghan civilians. The probe heard from more than 400 witnesses. Our Australia correspondent Karen Middleton has three times been on assignment to Afghanistan and has published a book, "An Unwinnable war : Australia in Afghanistan". Kathryn speaks to Karen and also Chris Masters from the Age newspaper. Chris was the first Australian journalist to be embedded with special forces in Afghanistan.

09:20 Sexuality and intimacy needs of aged care sector residents

A three year research project across 35 aged care facilities has concluded consistent workplace policy on intimacy and sexuality is necessary and would impact on residents' quality of life and their ability to live life fully. Massey University Social Work Professor and lead researcher, Mark Henrickson says his team is now working with elder homes and some are already producing podcasts, training videos and other resources to educate their staff.  Residents and family members were also canvassed during the study.

Mark Henrickson from the School of Social Work at Massey University has finished a pilot study looking into intimacy issues and the elderly

Photo: Flickr


09:45 Pacific correspondent Koro Vaka'uta  

Koro talks to Kathryn about Samoa's first postive Covid-19 case, political turmoil in PNG and the Fiji Rugby squad is full of Covid.

The Flying Fijians will play four tests in November/December.

Photo: Fiji Rugby

Koro is RNZ Pacific's News Editor 

10:05 Mariachi: Mireya Ramos' love potion

Mireya Ramos

Mireya Ramos Photo: Supplied by artist

Grammy award-winning mariachi musician Mireya Ramos joins Kathryn in the Wellington studio for a chat, some songs and a live performance ahead of her gig at the Wellington Jazz Festival on Sunday.  Miraya, of Mexican and Dominican Republic descent was on the final stage of a world tour when she was marooned in New Plymouth after performing with her quintet Flor de Toloache at WOMAD in March. She has performed at Madison Square Gardens and recorded with the likes of John Legend, Harry Connick Jnr and the Pretender's Chrissie Hynde.  Flor de Toloache, (which refers to a love potion) formed in 2008, the first female-only mariachi band in New York.

10:35 Book review - Troy by Stephen Fry

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Photo: Stephen Fry / Penguin Random House

Lisa Finucane reviews Troy by Stephen Fry, published by Penguin Random House.

10:45 The Reading

Hobson's Choices, written by David Hill, read by Alex Greig. (final episode)

11:05 Music reviewer Grant Smithies​

Following in the noble tradition of The Fall, John Cooper Clark, Kate Tempest and The Streets, two acts from the English midlands- Billy Nomates and Sleaford Mods examine the bleaker aspects of working class British life with great insight, style and wit. We'll hear new songs from them today, alongside gems from London jazz quartet Ruby Rushton and Miami soul diva, Gwen McCrae.

Billy Nomates

Billy Nomates Photo: supplied

11:30 Sports commentator Dana Johannsen

New All Blacks coach Ian Foster.

Photo: Photosport

Dana looks at the All Blacks' recent on-field vulnerabilities and whether it's fair to call for the axing of coach Ian Foster. Also, the IOC has  announced plans for next year's Olympics and how they intend dealing with Covid.

Stuff National Correspondent specialising in sport, Dana Johanssen.

11:45 The week that was

Comedians Te Radar and Gemma Gracewood

Music played in this show

Track: You Are A Beam of Light

Artist: The Beths

Time: 9.30