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A frame from Bernie a biography by Ted Rall. 10:34am

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Don Brash and Jeanette Fitzsimons

Don Brash and Jeanette Fitzsimons Photo: Supplied

7:10 Don Brash and Jeanette Fitzsimons - Politics 2016

The former leader of the National Party, and of ACT, Dr Don Brash, and the former co-leader of the Greens, Jeanette Fitzsimons join Wallace to discuss what they think will be - or should be - the big issues on the political landscape in 2016.

7:32 Ann Beaglehole and Murdoch Stephens - Refugee Quota

In the next couple of months Cabinet is set to review the country’s refugee quota. The quota hasn’t been increased since 1987 when it was set at 800. The review comes during the worst refugee crisis seen since the end of the Second World War and growing calls for a substantial increase in the number of refugees resettled in New Zealand. Historian Ann Beaglehole - a refugee from Hungary - has written extensively on the Jewish refugee experience. Murdoch Stephens is the founder of the Doing Our Bit campaign which is calling for a doubling of the quota.
Amnesty International’s Our Voices refugee submission site

7:50 Brent Budowsky - Iowa Caucus

The race among the candidates for the Democratic and Republican US presidential nominations is heating up with the Iowa caucus due on February 1.  The Iowa vote is critical - candidates who win Iowa receive a major boost, but those who do poorly often kiss the race goodbye.

Brent Budowsky is a political columnist for The Hill and is based in Washington, DC.

8:12 Insight: Five Years after the Christchurch Earthquake

Bridge of Remembrance, Christchurch

Bridge of Remembrance, Christchurch Photo: Supplied

On February 22 it will be five years since the Christchurch earthquake that killed 185 people and caused widespread damage. Belinda McCammon investigates how far the city has come in that time, what still needs to be done and how the city’s residents are dealing with the still lingering after effects.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.

8:40 Darren Sharp - The Sharing Economy

The “sharing economy” has been hailed as both the future of capitalism and a radical alternative to the market economy. Darren Sharp is the Australian editor of Shareable, an international website that promotes the sharing economy, the director of Melbourne-based consultancy Social Surplus, and the Melbourne coordinator of the Sharing Cities Network.

9:06 Mediawatch

Mediaworks' new news service 'Newshub' - a new name, a new newsroom, app and website – but what’s new about the actual news? Also, fears for the future of reporting in the south; sponsored sports stories in the news; and a chat with the New Zealander who ended up fronting the fallout from phone-hacking in the UK.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

Etgar Keret

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9:40 Etgar Keret - Dispatches from Israel

Israeli-born writer and filmmaker Etgar Keret is credited with popularising the short story in Israel and he has been called ‘the voice of a generation.’ His fans include Salman Rushdie. He joins Wallace to talk about his latest collection of stories, The Seven Good Years - reflections on family, life, and conflict ahead of his appearance at Writers Week.

You can also listen to Lynn Freeman's interview with Etgar on Standing Room Only here.





Austin Mitchell Pavlova

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10:06 Austin Mitchell - What’s Become of the Pavlova Paradise?

Outspoken UK politician, Austin Mitchell, is best known here for his series The Half-Gallon, Quarter-Acre Pavlova Paradise which looked politics and culture in New Zealand. He is back in Aotearoa teaching summer school and he joins Wallace to talk about what’s changed in the intervening years.




10:34 Ted Rall - Bernie Sanders

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From Bernie the graphic biography of Bernie Sanders by Ted Rall Photo: Supplied

Ted Rall is a syndicated political cartoonist, columnist and graphic novelist. His latest book is Bernie a graphic-biography of Bernie Sanders who is campaigning to be the Democratic Party candidate in the upcoming US presidential elections.

11:05 Dave Luddy - Australian Open

Our tennis correspondent, Dave Luddy, live from the Australian Open in Melbourne.

11:13 Danny Rogers - Laneway Festival

Darren Rogers Laneway Fest

Danny Rogers (left) with Laneway Festival co-founder Jerome Borazio Photo: Supplied

Danny Rogers is the co-founder of St. Jerome's Laneway Festival which showcases alternative music and independent musicians. The Auckland Laneway gig is on February 1 at Silo Park.

11:23 Jimmy Mac - Scuba Diva

Jimmy Mac

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After touring with Lorde for two years as keyboard player, Jimmy Mac returned home to form Scuba Diva, and Laneway Auckland is the band’s first live gig.