09:05 Pig cell clinical trials

The Government has given conditional approval to a clinical trial involving the transfer of pig cells into people with type one diabetes.

Bob Elliot, Medical Director of Living Cell Technologies; Patrick Manning,
Associate Professor of Medicine at Otago University and President of the NZ Society for the Study of Diabetes.

09:20 US Elections - Grim outlook for Republican Party

With the latest polls indicating an 11 point lead for Barack Obama over John McCain, things are looking grim for the Republican Party.

Brian Walton, member of Republican National Committee and a party strategist, remains confident they can turn things around.

9:30 SUPERFLEX art collective - art with a social conscience

Superflex is a Danish art collective providing practical solutions to some of the world's biggest problems, for example developing a cheap mobile energy system for rural Africa.

Bjornstjerne Christiansen, Danish artist and one third of Superflex, who is in Auckland doing a residency at Auckland University's Elam School of Fine Arts. He also has a show about to open at Artspace gallery on Karangahape Road.

09:45 Australian Correspondent Paul Barclay

10:05 Commando in Counter Terrorism Unit in Israeli Army

Aaron Cohen, American Jew who became a commando for an elite counter terrorism unit in the Israeli army.

His book Brotherhood of Warriors details his gruelling training to become an agent in the elite black ops unit, and the undercover operations he took part in.

10:30 Book Review with Gail Pittaway

The Wasted Vigil by Nadeem Aslam
Published by Faber & Faber
ISBN 9780571238781

10:45 Book Reading: Smiles and Transactons, a short story by Angela Gribben

11:05 Music Review with Marty Duda

Artist Of The Week is David Bowie.

Since he began recording in the mid-1960s, Bowie has been one of the most innovative and fascinating artists around. Marty Duda will discuss Bowie's career from blues-rocker to Ziggy Stardust to Thin White Duke and beyond, checking out selections from his two new releases, "Live At Santa Monica '72" and "SelectBowie", along the way.

1. Letter To Hermione (2:30) - David Bowie taken from 1969 album "Man
Of Words, Man Of Music" (Mercury)

2. Moonage Daydream (4:53) - David Bowie taken from 2008 album "Live Santa Monica '72" (EMI)

3. Lady Grinning Soul (3:52) - David Bowie taken from 1973 album
"Aladdin Sane" (RCA)

4. Some Are (3:24) - David Bowie taken from 2008 album "SelectBowie" (EMI)

11:30 Legal Commentator Andrew Scott-Howman

Today Andrew looks at the legal pitfalls of office romances.

11:45 Film Review with Graeme Tuckett