Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Tuesday 6 November 2012

1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Sue Spindler of Christchurch nominated 'Leader of the Band' by Dan Fogelberg.

1:15 Critical Mass

TV - Sarah McMullan

The Amazing Race
TV2, Monday & Tues @ 7.30
2. The Block Australia
TV3 - Mon, Tues Wed @ 7.30

Dream Home
Returning to TV2 in 2013 hosted by Simon Barnett

NZ TV Awards 2012

Books - Graham Beattie
Get Fresh by Al Brown
Ruth Pretty Cooks at Home
The Engine Room
Standing in Another Man's Grave - the new Ian Rankin Novel.

Music - Nick Atkinson
'Spit It Out' from the new Heart Attack Alley album Living Hell

Web - Ele Ludemann
A blog for people who care about grammar:
http://blog.grammarly.com/
Too much mothering:
http://www.vqronline.org/articles/2012/fall/warner-too-much-mothering/
Laughter as exercise:
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/24/laughter-as-a-form-of-exercise/
         

2:10 Our guest this hour is Canadian musician, Randy Bachman - a founding member of The Guess Who, and the Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

2:30 Reading - Lisa French Blaker continues her account of life as a nurse with Medecins Sans Frontieres in 'Heart of Darfur'

2:45 Feature Album - Crowded House by Crowded House (1986)

3:20 Science Writer and poison expert Deborah Blum
Science writer and poison expert,  Deborah Blum whose been discussing mysterious tourist deaths in Southeast Asia. Deborah doesn't accept, for instance, the offical explanation that DEET (the chemical used in mosquito repellant) was responsible for the deaths of two young Canadian sisters in Thailand last June.

3:33 Asian Report In today's Asian Report, what does it mean to be business savvy in our dealings with Asia? Why can it seem to take so long to close a business deal with a company from the Asian region? Students from the Business School at Auckland University initiated their own annual conferences to address these issues

4:06 The Panel - Barry Corbett and David Slack.

New Zealanders as second-class citizens in Australia, the Melbourne Cup with Mary Mountier's picks. Does the wisdom of crowds mean that the polls are irrelevant in America, no matter how close they seem? Because the flat fact is that all the money's on Obama. If Romney wins tomorrow a good many theories will be upended; if Obama wins handsomely there'll be long hard looks at the opinion polls.