09:05 AIDS Foundation campaign

Beverley Hobman and Josh Chapman, a mother and son whose remarkable stories are at the forefront of this year's HIV-AIDS awareness campaign.

09:30 Latest on the Airbus crash

Ed Sims, Head of International Airline Air New Zealand.

Update on the investigation into the Airbus crash off the coast of France, where a third body has now been found, and the plane's second black box has been recovered.

09:40 Art of Conversation

Catherine Blyth, author of The Art of Conversation, she laments the decline in face-to-face communication between people in the modern age and offers tips on how to improve your conversational skills.

09:50 US correspondent Richard Adams, Washington editor of The Guardian

10:05 Hot Flat and Crowded

Thomas L. Friedman, world renowned author and journalist, three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, was a high profile New York Times correspondent.
Author of Hot Flat And Crowded - Why the World Needs a Green Revolution and How Can We Renew Our Global Future.

This follows his book The World is Flat in which he argued that the lowering of trade and political barriers has allowed people to do business instantaneously with billions of other people across the planet.

Hot Flat And Crowded - Why the World Needs a Green Revolution and How Can We Renew Our Global Future by Thomas L. Friedman, published by Penguin.

10:30 Book Review with Quentin Johnson

One Flew into the Cuckoo's Egg by Bill Oddie
Published by Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN 978 034 095 1934

10:45 Book Reading: The Blue by Mary McCallum

(Episode 12 of 15)

11:05 Business with Rod Oram, Business and Economic commentator

11:30 Piracy

The recent spate of atatcks on big ships by Somalia-based pirates has created huge interest, largely because of the apparent ease with which they're operating. Recent hijackings include a cargo ship loaded with armaments, including battle-tanks, and the super-tanker Sirius Star, loaded with hundreds of millions of dollars worth of Saudi oil.

Kees Buckens, Master Mariner and instructor at the NZ Maritime Training School, Patrick Cullen, security expert at the London School of Economics; and Dr Mohammed Siyed, a Somali who sought asylum in New Zealand in the 1980s.

11:45 Media with Denis Welch