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8:12 Insight Snapper Numbers Under Scrutiny

With the start of the commercial season getting underway, the Government has changed the rules for fishing snapper in Bay of Plenty, Hauraki Gulf and east Northland. Lorna Perry asks about the state of the snapper population in the area as commercial boats get ready for the new fishing financial year, and what’s in store for both recreational and commercial fishers?
Produced by Philippa Tolley.

8:40 Jon Johansson – Political Times

Dr Jon Johansson and Chris discuss what’s ahead in politics as we approach the general election in 2014; the new Labour leadership; and challenges facing the National-led government.
Jon Johansson is a senior lecturer in politics at Victoria University.

9:06 Mediawatch

Mediawatch looks at how the media started a great debate about 'choking' even before the America’s Cup slipped away this week. But which media outlet covering the Cup lacked the courage of its convictions? Mediawatch also looks at what happened when a partisan political pundit called Labour's leader a liar on the air; and have women won the war for a fair shake in the media?     
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Keith Newman – Trouble in the Promised Land

Keith Newman’s new book, Beyond Betrayal, delves into New Zealand's pioneering history, and asks why promising partnerships descended into decades of distrust. After the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, he says a succession of governors resisted missionary advice, despite their local knowledge and peacemaking skills, and influenced a raft of misunderstandings that provoked violent outbreaks across the country.
Beyond Betrayal, by Keith Newman, is published by Penguin.

10:06 Ideas Branding a Nation

Ideas takes a look at how New Zealand presents itself to the world and asks, has the time come for a re-think of our brand? Historian Richard Wolfe talks to Jeremy Rose about New Zealand’s earliest efforts to promote itself to the world; and Chris Laidlaw talks to Massey University professor of Marketing Malcolm Wright, and branding expert Joe Pope.
Produced by Jeremy Rose.

10:55 Today’s Track

The track is Shed a Little Light, from the duo Winter Mountain. The story goes that the two men, one English, one Irish, bumped into each other at a train station in US. Both were singer/songwriters and heading for Memphis. They formed a duo and began a journey that’s seen them recently release their first, self-titled, album.

11:05 Down the List

Newly renovated and spruced-up Labour leader David Cunliffe is assembling his shadow cabinet. Who’ll get what and who’ll miss out?
Down the List is written by Dave Armstrong and produced by Adam Macaulay and Duncan Smith from the RNZ Drama Department.

11:12 Sergei Plekhanov – Life of Gorbachev

Russian-born Sergei Plekhanov is Associate Professor of political science at York University in Toronto, Canada, and a former Deputy Director of the Institute for US and Canadian Studies in Russia. From 1985 to 1990, Dr. Plekhanov participated in the development of reform policies of Mikhail Gorbachev and took part in Russia's democratic movement. He talks to Chris about the life and work of Gorbachev.

11:40 Wayne Brittenden’s Counterpoint

The ancient belief that there’s a causal connection between heavenly bodies and human happenings seems to be enjoying heightened interest on the internet and elsewhere. Wayne takes an unstarry-eyed look at astrology, and Chris follows up with Canadian Professor of Philosophy, Paul Thagard.