Professor Rick Shine with a cane toad on his shoulder

Professor Rick Shine Photo: Terri Shine

7:12 Cane Toads - Rick Shine

Professor Rick Shine from the University of Sydney has recently been awarded the Australian Prime Minister's Prize for Science for his innovative research helping protect the country's native animals from the threat posed by cane toads. You can find more on his research here.

7:35 New Horizons

William Dart surveys the recording career of Freakwater, the alt-country band from Louisville, Kentucky fronted by Janet Bean and Catherine Irwin, including their recent release Scheherazade.

8:12 Nights' Culture - Contemporary Classical Music

RNZ Concert Sound Lounge presenter Charlotte Wilson celebrates the birthday of Douglas Lilburn, and gives us a taste of a new release by one of his students, NZ composer Jenny McLeod. Plus we'll hear about the Resound project, which is breathing new life into past recordings of NZ composers.

8:30 The Oldest Profession

Part 1/3 Tales from the Brothel. Philippa Tolley and Rebekah Parsons-King hear the stories of life in the sex industry. Why do people decide to try working in the sex industry? And once in, what is it like?

9:07 Our Changing World

In his new book, 'Protecting Paradise: 1080 and the fight to save New Zealand's wildlife', writer Dave Hansford takes a look at the use of the controversial toxin 1080. The Science Media Centre's Peter Griffin and DOC's Graeme Elliott join him to discuss the toxin's use and the wider issue of science denial.

9:30 This Way Up

If your lawn might be getting away on you a bit then don't fear because we've got a buyer's guide to lawnmowers.
Plus a Christchurch woman trying to save the world by taking the water out of your toiletries and beauty products.

10:17 Late Edition

A round up of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Date Line Pacific from RNZ International.

11:07 Music 101 pocket edition

In the Music 101 Pocket Edition tonight, Manos Del Chango join Kirsten Johnstone In Session, Hugo Jay introduces himself, and Leisure on releasing their debut.