Monday to Friday, 9am - Midday

9:08 Rodney Hide

2010, the summer and the year ahead with our political leaders - ACT

9:29 Rachel Antony

Australian correspondent on what must be their widespread natural disaster, the floods of Queensland and now Victoria

9:49 Jim Flynn

Intelligence expert, professor of politics and author of 'The Torchlight List: Around the World in 200 Books'. Jim believes that reading great literature could be better than a university education.

Today's first lot of recommendations, Germany - The Loyal Subject (or Man of Straw), by Heinrich Mann, The Magic Mountain, and Death in Venice, by Thomas Mann, Defying Hitler, by Sebastian Haffner, Goodbye to Berlin, by Christopher Isherwood, and If This is a Man, by Primo Levi

10:10 Campbell Smith

Kiwis on Duty - setting up for of the most well-attended annual live festival concerts at Mt Smart Stadium

10:20 Dr Paul Baker

Kiwi Inventors who should be Famous - a device that helps professionals help others to breathe

10:30 Nick Dwyer

otherwise known as Nick D, with the music from around the world - Skeat 'Relela' from Botswana, El Guincho 'Bombay' from the Canary Islands and, Dakha Brakha with Oi Za Lisochkom from Ukraine!/nickdwyer

10:50 Jim Flynn

Today's second lot of recommendations from the Torchlight List, Russia - The Seagull, by Anton Chekov, War and Peace, & Anna Karenina by

Leo Tolstoy, The Family Moskat, by Isaac Bashevis Singer, Dead Souls, by Nikolai Gogol, Darkness at Noon, by Arthur Koestler, The Captive Mind, by Czeslaw Milosz, The Joke, by Milan Kundera, The First Circle, & One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

11:18 Miriam Clancy

musical selections for the summer season... Best Coast

11:25 Brad Van Liew

winner of the second leg of Velux 5 Oceans solo yacht race, now berthed in Wellington

11:45 John Kendrick

Bird expert about our noisy Tuis...

11:55 Great Moments in NZ Pop History by Mitchell Hawkes

The Georgie Pie story,there are just some meat pies you remember fondly...


Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Over the Rainbow
Fredericks Brown - What Lies Within (nz)
Sufjan Stevens - I walked
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Home
Skeat - Relela
DakhaBrakha - Oi Za Lisochkom
El Guincho - Bombay
Best Coast - When I'm With You
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - The Ship Song
Arcade Fire - We used to wait