7:15 Opportunity

Mars Exploration Program Landing Site scientist Dr Matthew Golombek studies rocks on Mars via the Opportunity rover that is soon rolling into a known area of interest, perhaps months before the brand-spanking new rover Curiosity does.

8:15 Windows on the World

International public radio documentaries - visit the Windows on the World web page to find links to these documentaries.

8:40 Thinkers: Politically Left

A political historian from the University of Otago, Brian Roper explores what underpins our political institutions... how effective are elections in enabling the majority of people to exert influence over government.

9 pm News and weather

9:06 Insight

9:40 Sport: Australia

Our man keeping score across the ditch is ABC sports journalist Paul Kennedy... horse jumping, netball world chamionships, and the State of Origin League (best series in years).

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.