09:05 Schools can search pupils without fear of legal action

Youth rights advocates are shocked by advice to schools that allows teachers to search students for drugs, alcohol and weapons without fear of legal action.

Murray Lucas, principal of Tawa College; John Hancock, from Youth Law, which provides free legal advice to under-25s; and Patrick Walsh, president of Secondary Principals' Association and also Principal, John Paul College in Rotorua.

09:20 Overuse of common pain relief drug paracetamol and wrong use placing children at risk - call for a review in the way the drugs are dispensed

Dr Ross Wilson, Capital & Coast District Health Board Paediatrician who wants a review of the way drugs, including those available in supermarkets, are dispensed; and Dr Michael Beasley, National Poisons Centre Medical Toxicologist.

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09:45 USA correspondent Jack Hitt

10:05 Sam Judd - founder of Sustainable Coastlines Charity

When New Zealander Sam Judd saw first hand how many tonnes of trash from South America were choking the seas around the Galapagos Islands he made it his mission to clean up the world's pristine coastlines.

10:30 Book Review with Don Rood

War by Sebastian Junger
Published by Fourth Estate

10:45 Reading. The Hippocratic Oath by Elizabeth Smither

A story about a daughter coming to terms with her elderly mothers health.

11:05 Business and Economic commentator Rod Oram

The UK budget, and economic prospects and the G-20 Summit.

11:20 Justin Cronin - American author of The Passage

American author Justin Cronin discusses the inspiration for his post-apocolyptic supernatural novel, The Passage, which came from an unlikely source... his young daughter Iris told him she wanted him to write a book about a girl who saves the world.

Born and raised in New England, Justin Cronin is a graduate of Harvard University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Awards for his fiction include the Stephen Crane Prize, a Whiting Writers' Award, and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts. He is a professor of English at Rice University and lives with his wife and children in Houston, Texas.

11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch

Denis discusses NewstalkZB, including The Mike Hosking Breakfast show, as well as the quest for New Zealand's worst reporter.