09:05 Public patients going through private sector to help clear elective surgery waiting lists

Jeremy Cooper, specialist anaesthetist at Auckland hospital; Dr David Jones, physician and vice-president of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists; and Glenda Alexander, industrial adviser for the Nurses Organisation.

09:20 New York Times reporter taliban kidnap kept quiet

Martin Kaiser, president of the American Society of News Editors and the editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

09:30 New evidence that brain cells control fertility - hope to help find new treatments for those struggling to conceive

Professor Allan Herbison, researcher.

Around 15-20 per cent of couples battle with infertility - but now Otago Univesity Researchers hope that new brain research will help develop new treatments.

The researchers, professor Allan Herbison and Dr Rebecca Campbell, have looked at how the brain cells that control fertility do their job - and why, in some cases, they don't.

It is understood that around a third of all cases of infertility in women are due to disorders in brain control mechanisms.

09:45 US correspondent Richard Adams

10:05 Max Clifford - UK Public Relations supremo and tabloid king

Max Clifford began his career doing music marketing for an unknown bunch of musos called The Beatles... and hasn't looked back. The British PR guru has names like Susan Boyle, James Hewitt, Simon Cowell, Jade Goody and countless others on his books - he'll tell us how he chooses his clients and what happens when their 15 minutes of fame is up.

10:30 Book Review with Quentin Johnson

Glover's Mistake by Nick Laird
Published by Fourth Estate
ISBN 9780007197507

10:45 Reading: Heartland by Neil Cross

(Part 4 of 10, RNZ)

A memoir about life with a step father in a backstreet Edinburgh slum.

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

11:30 Creativity in business

Sir Ken Robinson, author of The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything.

British Creativity expert. Last time we spoke to Sir Ken he challenged the way we educate our children, he champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence. Today he applies that creativity to business, how businesses of all sizes can remain in business this year and beyond and ride out the the recession - maybe even the possiblity of seeing new businesses emerge.

11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch with the latest media issues