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Tuesday 17 November

Today on Good Morning we're joined by Lesley Elliot, who witnessed the vicious murder of her daughter. Lesley's here to speak out about what happened to Sophie, in the hope that what happened to her daughter never happens again.

This month's White Ribbon Day raises awareness of domestic violence, but just as big an issue is psychological violence. What is it and how can we recognise and stop it? Here to discuss are clinical psychologist Dr Duncan Thomson, Debbie Robinson from Women's Refuge, Lesley Elliot and abuse victim Lisa Close.

Writer and poet Jessica Le Bas has written a very personal collection of poetry which will speak to all parents and anyone who is dealing with the mental health system.

Simon Holst has been looking back to his farming roots for some smoko tucker bound to get everyone through a long day's hard work. He's in the kitchen to demonstrate delicious cinnamon and apple muffins and gingerbread.

There are strong and opposing views about the use of dummies and thumbsucking. We ask Baby Whisperer Sharlene Poole for her opinion and we're joined also by mother of three Nadine Millar, whose child is a "reformed dummy addict".

They're fresh from the Far North, combining talents from other bands including Mamaku Project, Ardijah, and even the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Beyondsemble are showing off their genre-defying rocksteady gypsy jazz.

We're "On the Couch" with our panel of agony aunts and uncles. Ginette McDonald, Jessica Le Bas, Dr Duncan Thomson and Gary McCormick give their answers to your most pressing questions.
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Book reviewer Laura Kroetsch has all the juice on next year's New Zealand Post Writers and Readers Week. To get us in the mood she's reviewing authors coming to the festival: Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys, Lisa Moore's Alligator, and Joan London's The Good Parents.

Performer Craig Smith is here with his hit kid's song the Wonky Donkey - he'll show us why it's a hit with the grown ups too!

Children's craft expert Fifi Colston has a fun craft project you can try at home - clear the decks because it might get messy! She's painting some Clever Chooks.