7:15 Sport - India

Monitoring the run rate from the bleachers is Sportskeeda journalist and blogger Gautam Mahajan. Tonight, the new Indian Badminton League (IBL) – an IPL-style league that features the best players from all over the world playing in six teams. It’s the first of its kind and it's already a big hit in India.

7:30 Insight

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 Pundit - Politically from the Left

Left-leaning political historian Assistant Professor Brian Roper from the University of Otago deconstructs public policies from around the globe. Are people right to be concerned about the GCSB bill?

Link: Brian Roper's blog

9:10 Consort Consequences

The role and influence of foreign consorts in the evolution of European culture with Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly, professor at Oxford University's Faculty of Modern Language and project leader of 'Marrying Cultures: Queens Consort and European Identities 1500-1800'.

Link: How consorts shaped Europe

10:00 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.

11:06 Beale Street Caravan

Beale Street Caravan features six bands that were finalists and winners in the International Blues Challenge. The IBC is a world-wide battle of the bands organised each year by the Blues Foundation, with the finals held in Memphis in February. This year the finalists in the band category are from the US, with one exception – a German band. Their common factor is high quality musicianship.