7:20 Axing The Arts

Professor Martha Nussbaum, Political Philosopher, The University of Chicago Law School.

A rallying call on the contribution of tertiary arts education to society, as explored in her latest publication: Not For Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanties. Martha is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics.

8 pm News and Weather

8:15 Windows on the World

International public radio documentaries.

8:45 Thinkers:Religion

Professor Paul Morris, Religions Scholar, Victoria University

Exploring the spiritual dimension of the human psyche... Ground Zero mosques and Pastor Terry Jones.

8:59 Conundrum: Clue 2

9 pm News and Weather

9:06 Insight

9:40 Japan Report

Motoko Kakubayashi, senior project officer, Science Media Centre of Japan

News and cultural trends from Japan, pop. 127,470,000 (2010 estimate)... where are the Japanese centenarians?

9:59 Conundrum: Clue 2

10 pm Late Edition

A review of the news from Morning Report, Nine to Noon, Afternoons and Checkpoint. Also hear the latest news from around the Pacific on Radio New Zealand International's Dateline Pacific.

11 pm News and Weather

11:06 Beale Street Caravan

The best in blues from the Blues Foundation in Memphis.