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7:08 Urban Density Panel Discussion

Urban density marks a shift away from a traditional single-storey home on a section, towards multi-storey apartment and townhouse developments. Proponents say increasing urban density is important for a booming city like Auckland, while others argue against this type of housing and its impact on communities. Wallace is joined by RNZ Auckland Correspondent Todd Niall, Auckland's deputy mayor Penny Hulse, and Bill McKay, senior lecturer at the School of Architecture, Auckland University.

7:30 News headlines

7:32 The Week in Parliament

7:47 Claire Fryer - Seaworld and Orcas

Last week SeaWorld in America announced that it will end all orca breeding programmes. It was a big win for animal rights activists who have campaigned long and hard for this -PETA's Campaign Co-ordinator Claire Fryer joins Wallace to talk about what it means for us closer to home

8:12 Insight : Myanmar and the Future for the Rohingyas

A mother tips water over a toddler who stands naked on a dirt path

Ronhingya mother washes her child at a stand pipe in a displaced persons camp Photo: ( RNZ / Graeme Acton )

After travelling to Myanmar Graeme Acton asks if the new government in Myanmar will herald any changes for the persecuted Rohingyas
Produced by Philippa Tolley.

8:40 Stephen Zunes - Western Sahara

Stephen Zunes

Stephen Zunes Photo: supplied

A few weeks back UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon described the Western Sahara as an occupied land that had been forgotten. Morocco promptly expelled UN staff from the region in protest. Stephen Zunes is the co-author of Western Sahara War, Nationalism, and Conflict Irresolution - one of the only books on the struggle by the indigenous Sahrawi people for independence.

9:06 Mediawatch

How PR and journalism co-exist, and which one holds the balance of power? Also, publishing papers in Myanmar as democracy finally gets under way, and startling claims in a story about 'The Switzerland of the South'.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Hollie Smith - New Album, New Beginnings

Hollie Smith has one of Aotearoa's finest voices and that voice has won her many awards and recognition over the years. She's just released her third solo album Water and Gold and she speaks with Wallace about her earliest influences, her collaborations with some of New Zealand's finest musicians and the highs and lows of her career so far.

10:06 Alfie Allen - The Return of Game of Thrones

Da da da da da da da da da.. You know the theme… It's Game of Thrones - one of the most popular shows in television history. Just ahead of its sixth season, Wallace speaks to Alfie Allen who plays Theon Greyjoy about how he landed the role and the challenges involved in playing one of the most tortured characters in the series.

10:36 Niva Retimanu - Running for Her Life

Niva Retimanu and Wallace Chapman

Niva Retimanu and Wallace Chapman Photo: RNZ

You'll know Niva Retimanu's voice - she's one of New Zealand's best newsreaders. What you might not know is Niva's fight for her health. She joins Wallace to talk about her new book Leading From Behind - a book that documents her battle to beat depression and obesity and her determination to become a marathon runner.

11:05 Robert McChesney - A Citizenless Democracy

Robert McChesney

Robert McChesney Photo: Supplied

With new technologies replacing jobs at an ever increasing rate and big money playing a bigger and bigger part in our politics are we facing a future of mass unemployment and an all but disenfranchised populace? Authors Robert McChesney and John Nichols believe we are and in their new book People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy they provide evidence for that dystopian vision and a set of proposals for how it can be avoided. Robert McChesney is Research Professor in the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

11:40 Jeremy Hansen, Nicola and Lance Herbst - NZ Home of the Year

Architects Nicola and Lance Herbst join HOME magazine's Jeremy Hansen to talk about their award winning house that's just won the House of the Year award.

Music played in this show

Artist: Elbow

Song: Loneliness of a Crane Operator

Composer: Elbow

Album: The Seldom Seen Kid

Label: Fiction Records

Broadcast Time: 10:27


Artist: Hollie Smith


Composer: Hollie Smith

Album: Water or Gold

Label: Warner Music

Broadcast Time: 10:55


Artist: Aziza Brahim

Song: Julud

Composer: Aziza Brahim

Album: Soutak

Label: Glitterbeat

Broadcast Time: 11:54