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7:10am May Day Panel

Around the world millions of workers take part in May Day celebrations each year. In the Philippines alone up to 300,000 are expected to mark the international day of worker solidarity. CTU economist Bill Rosenberg, Living Wage coordinator Annie Newman, and Filipino trade unionist Dennis Maga discuss the state of worker movements here and abroad.

7:32 The Week in Parliament

7:47 Alastair Thompson - Nuit Debout

More than nine million people took part in a national day of action in France in protest against proposed labour reforms on 9 March. That movement in turn saw the rise of the Nuit Debout occupations, beginning in Paris's Place de la République. Nuit Debout roughly translates as rise up at night and has been compared to the occupied movement. Alastair Thompson is a freelance journalist currently based in France.

8:12am Social Bonds: Funding innovation or risky experiment?

The government is set to pilot its first social impact bond, a new, largely untested funding model where the money comes from the purses of private investors, not the public, and goes towards service providers.Some say it's an innovative way of dealing with social problems and will drive results, others say it's an experiment with our most vulnerable.Kate Gudsell investigates what exactly the bonds are, the risks, and who would want to invest in them in the hope of potential return.
Produced by Teresa Cowie

8:42 Meera Agar - On Death and Dying

Professor Meera Agar

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Death and dying is a subject most of us are reluctant to talk about. But it happens to all of us and Dr Meera Agar believes demystifying the process can help us provide better care for the terminally ill. Meera Agar is a professor of palliative medicine at the Sydney Institute of Technology.

9:06 Mediawatch

Business reporters no longer get a heads-up on important economic news because one reporter broke the rules recently. Fair enough? Or a blow to media freedom? Also - journalism and climate change, and mixed messages on Auckland's housing crisis.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose

9:40 Max Cryer - Superstitions

Max Cryer

Max Cryer Photo: supplied

Max Cryer joins Wallace to talk about his new book, Superstitions and Why We Have Them.







10:06 Jean- Christophe Rufin - Writing Without Borders

Jean- Christophe Rufin

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Jean-Christophe Rufin is a French doctor and was instrumental in the founding of Medecins Sans Frontieres - he was also the French Ambassador to Senegal for several years. As if that isn't enough, he's also a successful novelist and he joins Wallace to talk about his latest book, The Santiago Pilgrimage.

10:37 Gary Bridger - The Classic Valiant Charger

Valiant Charger

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Pilot and muscle car enthusiast, Captain Gary Bridger, joins Wallace to talk about the history of the classic car - the Valiant Charger. This is a must listen for petrolheads of all ages!

11:10 Jessica Edwards - Mavis!

First time director Jessica Edwards joins Wallace to talk about her documentary - Mavis! - which chronicles the life and times of legendary soul singer Mavis Staples

11:30 Jordan Luck and Bryan Bell - New Songs

Jordan Luck and guitarist Bryan Bell play songs from their new album - Not Only But Also…- and not only that but also…the classic, Victoria.

Music played in this show

Artist: Lonnie Mack with Stevie Ray Vaughan
Song: Hound Dog Man
Composer: Tim Drummond
Broadcast Time: 8:38

Artist: Stevie Wonder
Song: Superstition
Composer: Stevie Wonder
Broadcast Time: 9:37

Artist: Velvet Underground
Song: Sunday Morning
Composer: Velvet Underground
Broadcast Time: 10:55

Artist: The Staple Sisters
Song: Respect Yourself
Composer: Luther Ingram and Mack Rice
Broadcast Time: 11:06