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Banana! Photo: Evan-Amos

7:08 Eric Boehlert - Covering the US Primaries

The US 2016 election season has generated enormous interest in the US, but also around the world. There has been exhaustive comment on what's been happening, but have the candidate's been given an equitable amount of time? Commentator Eric Boehlert joins Wallace to dissect the coverage that has made this election an election like no other.

Eric Boehlert is senior fellow of Media Matters for America, a not-for-profit, research and information center that monitors and analyses coverage. Eric is the author of Bloggers On the Bus: How The Internet Changes Politics and the Press.

7:30 News headlines

7:32 The Week in Parliament

7:47 Socratez Yoman - West Papua's Fight for Survival

Socratez Yoman

Socratez Yoman Photo: RNZ

Rev. Socratez Yoman is the President of the Fellowship of Baptist Churches in West Papua and he describes himself as a 'voice for the voiceless'. He talks to Wallace about what he describes as the "genocide" of the West Papuan people under Indonesian rule, his fear for the future, and his disappointment in Timor Leste independence leader Jose Ramos-Horta.

8:12 Insight: The Aging Workforce

Philippa Tolley asks if employers are doing enough to embrace what's been called a "tidal wave of demographic change" as the age profile of the workforce gets dramatically older.

Moving chart showing change in age profile

Figures from the Ministry of Statistics change in age profile 1996 -2066 Photo: Supplied / MSD

8:40 Lorna Piatti-Farnell - The History of the Banana

Pop culture researcher, Lorna Piatti-Farnell, joins Wallace to talk bananas. In her new book, Banana - A Global History, Lorna has unearthed a fascinating history of the fruit - she explains where they came from, why they've been banned and why they have such a place in pop culture.

Lorna Piatti-Farnell is associate professor of Popular Media and Cultural History / Director: Popular Culture Research Centre at AUT

9:06 Mediawatch

New Zealand's two biggest news publishers want to merge into one. What would it mean for the media and for us? Also: The Panama Papers out in the open - and back in the news, and a confessional article that undermined a worthy newspaper campaign.

Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Kirsten Lovelock - Medical Tourism

Kirsten Lovelock in New Delhi, 2015

Kirsten Lovelock in New Delhi, 2015 Photo: Supplied

Increasing numbers of New Zealanders are returning home with new hips or knees or other surgical and dental procedures performed at overseas clinics that provide services for medical tourists. Dr Kirsten Lovelock has interviewed many of these patients about how they researched and prepared for their medical procedure, how it went, how they were cared for - and how much it all cost.

Dr Kirsten Lovelock is a senior research fellow, Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago.

Eric Garcetti

Eric Garcetti Photo: Supplied

10:06 Eric Garcetti and Len Brown - Trade and Trump

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is in Auckland for talks about the trade alliance between the two cities, plus Guangzhou in China. He joins Wallace, with Auckland mayor Len Brown, to talk about what LA and Auckland can learn from each other - plus what Mayor Garcetti thinks of Donald Trump.




Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins Photo: Supplied

10:35 Henry Rollins - Punk, Politics and Pop Culture

The former frontman of influential punk group Black Flag, Henry Rollins, helped define punk subculture in the 70's and 80's. Henry Rollins is bringing his spoken word set, or talking show, to NZ and he joins Wallace to discuss politics, Guns N' Roses and the legacy of punk rock.




Mohammed Ali Naqvi

Mohammed Ali Naqvi Photo: Supplied

11:05 Mohammed Ali Naqvi - Inside the Red Mosque

Wallace speaks to Mohammed Ali Naqvi who, along with co-director Hemal Trevadi, was allowed beyond the secure walls of the Red Mosque in Pakistan to talk to Muslim leader, cleric Abdul Aziz Ghazi. Their documentary, Among the Believers took five years to make and has been banned in Pakistan. In it, the film-makers explore how Abdul Aziz Ghazi, an ISIS supporter and Taliban ally, is waging his own holy war against the Pakistani state and they follow the lives of two of his teenage students.

The Documentary Edge International Film Festival runs from 4 -15 May in Wellington and 18- 29 May in Auckland.

11:30 Sarah Cordery - Meditation on the Middle East

Sarah Cordery discusses her documentary feature, Notes to Eternity - a meditation on the Israel-Palestine conflict which focuses on the lives of three Jewish intellectuals who have written widely on the issue - Sara Roy, Norman Finkelstein, and Noam Chomsky, plus Robert Fisk.

Notes to Eternity is screening around New Zealand.

Music played in this show

Artist: Massive Attack
Song: Lately
Composer: R. Del Ninja
Album: Blue Lines
Label: Circa 786228
Played at: 08:38

Artist: Les Petroleuses
Song: Nicole
Composer: Les Petroleuses
Album: Late Night Tales: Nouvelle Vague
Label: Azuli 111017
Played at: 09:37

Artist: Hole
Song: Malibu
Composer: Corgan, Erlandson, Love
Album: Celebrity Skin
Label: Geffen 425164
Played at: 10:08

Artist: Tupac ft. Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman
Song: California Love
Composer: Tupac Shakur, Andre Young, Joe Cocker, Woodrow Cunningham, Norman Durham, Mikel Hooks, Ronald Hudson, Christopher Stainton, Larry Troutman, Roger Troutman, J-Flexx
Album: 2Pac: Greatest Hits
Label: Interscope 490307
Played at: 10:52

Artist: Loretta Lynn ft. Willie Nelson
Song: Lay Me Down
Composer: Mark Marchetti
Album: Full Circle
Label: Sony 516896
Played at: 11:28

Artist: Clicks
Song: Greatest Hit
Composer: Dick Johnson, Anna Coddington
Album: Greatest Hit
Played at: 11:50