09:05 Breast Self Examination

Mrs Belinda Scott, surgeon and chair of Medical Committee of NZ Breast Cancer Foundaation. A new report suggests that breast self-examinations do not save lives and may cause unnecessary harm and anxiety to women.

09:20 US Mortgage Crisis

The near collapse of massive US mortgage agencies Freddie Mac and Fannie May - what this means for the US economy and the ripple effects on the world economy

Robert Pollin, Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts.
Author of several books including "Contours of Descent: U.S. Economic Fractures and the Landscape of Global Austerity" and "The Macroeconomics of Saving, Finance, and Investment."

09:30 Drink Drive Nip Tucks

Dr Zak Moaveni, Head of Plastic Surgery, Waikato Hospital, is fed up with having to patch up drunks and with the binge drinking culture

09:45 Pacific corresondent Mike Field

10:05 Searching for a New England

Billy Bragg, English guitarist-songwriter - we talk music and politics with Britain's self-proclaimed 'progressive patriot'. Author of The Progressive Patriot: A Search for Belonging.

10:30 Book Review with John McIntyre

Maraea and The Albatrosses by Patricia Grace
illustrated by Brian Gunson
ISBN 978-014-350266-1
Puffin Books

Ko Maraea Me Nga Toroa by Patricia Grace
translated by Waiariki Grace
ISBN 9780-014-350267-8
Puffin Books

The Seven Stars Of Matariki by Toni Rolleston-Cummings
Illustrated by Nikki Slade-Robinson
ISBN 9781-86969327-5
Huia Publishers

Learn To Skateboard with Luka /
Ho to Akonga Ki Te Papa Retereti I Te Taha O Luka by Lee and Errol Peta
Translated by Tokikapu Peta
ISBN 978-1-86978-056-2

10:45 Reading. 'Of a Boy' by Sonya Hartnett (Part 10 of 10)

11:05 Music review with Manu Taylor

Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson - "Rattlin' Bones" - Essence
Music/Liberation Music 2008 LMCD0005

Jane Seine - "Love Death Sex Road" - self released 2006

Joan as Policewoman - "To Survive" - Echo Label Inc/PIAS
Recordings/Liberator Music 2008 PIASLO22CD

11:30 Sports commentator Richard Becht

11:45 The Week That Was

With Radar and Elisabeth Easter
A wrap up of the week's events that made the headlines.