7:10 Dogs make us human

New York Times best-selling author Jeffrey Masson on why dogs are not only our best friend, how they make us better people.

7:30 Spectrum

People, places and events in New Zealand.

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... why are they so few female rappers?

9:00 News & Weather

9:06 The Wednesday Drama: Player One. What is to Become of Us by Douglas Coupland.  (Part 5 of 5, CBC)

CBC Massey lectures 2010

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 Round Midnight with Martin Kwok

Bringing vinyl archives back to the foreground, and celebrating the work of jazz pioneers from throughout the eras.