Monday to Friday, 9am - Midday

9:10 Russel Norman

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

9:30 Kathy Cumming

UK Correspondent on the british policeman who was undercover as a green activist who has turned against the cops, ageism (but not sexism) at the BBC, & Ricky Gervais brought his ascerbic brand of british humour when hosting this year's Golden Globes

9:50 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, China: Jung Chang - Wild Swans, Wang Lan - The Blue and the Black, Yiyun Li - The Vagrants, Wang Shuo - Please Don't Call Me Human

10:10 Glenn Vile

Kiwi Inventors who should be Famous - making sunscreen from grape seeds and berries

10:20 Kiwis on Duty

Jennifer Cox and Janet Harp are two of the nurses available 24/7 to offer free health information to all New Zealand families, phone 0800 611 116

10:30 Steve Braunias

Locally written non-fiction picks - Tread Softly: For you Tread on my Life, selected essays and reviews by Michael King, published by Cape Catley (2001)

10:50 Tama Waipara

A passion for musical theatre

11:20 Miriam Clancy

musical selections for the summer season... The National

11:30 Nick Atkinson

RNZ National's Music Mix host with his homegrown music picks - The Greenhornes from Detroit and the new release from local band Kora

11:40 Jim Flynn

Today's second lot of recommendations from The Torchlight List, Africa: Alan Paton - Cry, The Beloved Country,

Chinua Achebe - Things Fall Apart & A Man of the People, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Half of a Yellow Sun &

Purple Hibiscus, Barbara Kingsolver - The Poisonwood Bible, V.S. Naipaul - A Bend in the River

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

How the drama (like Gloss...) on the little square box in the lounge has dominated our lives...


Lou Reed - Last Great American Whale
Vampire Weekend -Giving Up the Gun
Band of Horses - No One's Gonna Love You
NAS & Damian Marley - Tribes at War feat. K'Naan
Led Zeppelin - All my love
Nina Simone - Pirate Jenny (from Threepenny Opera)
Stockard Channing - There Are Worse Things I Could Do (from Grease)
The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio
The Greenhornes - Go Tell Henry
Kora - The Story Ain't Over (nz)
Pacific Gas & Electric - Staggolee