7:10 Elderly Motherhood

Orange Prize for Fiction winner, Nashville author Ann Patchett's latest book State of Wonder sends a female scientist working in pharmaceuticals on a dangerous mission to uncover the secrets of an Amazonian tribe whose women remain fertile throughout their entire lives.

7:30 At the Movies

Films and movie business with Simon Morris.

8:00 News & Weather

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 Arts: Hip Hop

Ethnomusicologist Dr Kirsten Zemke from the University of Auckland on the musical genre that developed as part of hip hop culture, and is defined by four key stylistic elements: rapping, DJing/scratching, sampling, and beatboxing... the phase of rap where it became "pop" in the mid 1980s.

Run-DMC's version of Walk This Way with Aerosmith's Steve Tyler and Joe Perry

9:00 News & Weather

9:06 The Wednesday Drama: Student Shorts 2011

A selection of the top short plays written by participants in  Radio New Zealand's latest round of workshops for emerging creative writers.

10:00 News & Weather

10:17 Late Edition

A review of the leading 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.

11:00 News & Weather

11:06 Jazz Footprints

Colette Jansen introduces the music of past, present and future jazz greats.