7:15 Sports Correspondent - Usa

LA Times sports journalist Helene Elliott has a penchant for fast moving competitions where pucks are hit by sticks. Did the FIFA World Cup increase the popularity of soccer in the States; the National Football League (gridiron) just recently agreed to pay an unlimited amount of money to former players who have sustained head injuries; and LeBron James is heading back to Cleveland.

7:30 Insight

8:10 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 - Life and Times of the Long White Cloud

General editor of Te Ara, historian Jock Phillips on those defining moments that made New Zealand, New Zealand. Our undeniable history with drugs.

9:10 Ancient Army Is Unearthed

Has the mystery of a 50,000-strong army of Persian King Cambyses, last seen entering the Egyptian desert near Luxor (then Thebes) around 524BC, finally been dug out of the sand? With Prof. Dr. Olaf Kaper of the School of Middle Eastern Studies and Egyptology of Leiden University.

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

David Knowles introduces the Memphis-based radio show with an international reputation for its location recordings of blues musicians live in concert (1 of 13, BSC)