Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Thursday 19 October 2017

We will be crossing live to parliament as soon as Winston Peters makes his announcement as to which party he will support to form a new government. As yet he hasn't set a time for this, so we'll keep you posted!

SHORT STORY CLUB

Today we will discuss Golden Apple by Stephanie Johnson

Email us your thoughts before 3pm - jesse@radionz.co.nz -  to be in to win a copy of Stephanie's recent novel,  The Writers' Festival

1:10 Richie and Rosie is session

Our first song today is being performed live by Richie and Rosie - an Americana duo who've just arrived for their nationwide tour

Richie Stearns plays banjo and guitar, and Rosie Newton plays the fiddle.

Richie and Rosie

Richie and Rosie Photo: supplied

1:15 Billy Barton: expert trapper 

Billy Barton and his pack of dogs and ferrets have been teaching others to set up backyard traps to kill pests like rabbits.

He's also been working to save the Cromwell Chafer Beetle from extinction.

1:25 Dr Mundi Qalo: bringing sight back to the Pacific

Today marks 25 years of work from the Fred Hollows Foundation, an organisation trying to end preventable blindness in the developing world.

The not-for-profit organisation based in Fiji has carried out more than 50,000 sight-saving surgeries in its 25 years in the Pacific.

Lead opthalmologist Dr Mundi Qalo talks to Jesse about the work and what's needed in the next 25 years.

Dr Mundi Qalo at work

Dr Mundi Qalo at work Photo: Supplied

1:35 New generation art award winner Hera Lindsay Bird

Wellington based poet Hera Lindsay Bird has won the Arts Foundation's New generation prize as part of its annual Arts Awards.

She's currently at the Vancouver Writers Festival.

1:40 Great album: Stories from the City Stories from the Sea

Stories from the City Stories from the Sea is PJ Harvey's fifth album.

2:10 Podcast Critic Katy Atkin

Katy Atkin has been listening to the LA times Dirty John podcast

2:20 Your Money with Mary Holm

Mary has advice for Millennials struggling with where and how to save their money before they're on the property ladder

3:10 Short Story Club  for Thurs October 19

Today we will discuss Golden Apple by Stephanie Johnson

Email us your thoughts before 3pm - jesse@radionz.co.nz -  to be in to win a copy of Stephanie's recent novel,  The Writers' Festival

And next week instead of a short story, we will discuss two poems

Instructions for How to Get Ahead of Yourself While the Light Still Shines by Jenny Bornholdt

and This is a photo of my house ' by Tusiata Avia

3:25 Tell me about your thesis

Mark Soltero tells us about his fine arts thesis called Back Catalogue in Black and White.

3:30 BBC Witness

3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day and One Quick Question

4:05 The Panel with Lynda Hallinan and Raybon Kan