09:05 New Zealand soldier killed in Afghanistan, two seriously injured

Kathryn Ryan talks with Defence Minister Wayne Mapp

09:20 Richard Hall, former head of the New Zealand force provincial reconstruction team in Afghanistan; and Jon Stephenson, independent journalist who spent time in the Bamyan province recently.

Richard Hall is the author of A Long Road to Progress - dispatches from a Kiwi Commander in Afghanistan due for release next week.

09:30 Historian and author Rachel Buchanan

Discussing New Zealand Maori in Australia, author of essay Ngati Skippy.

09.45 Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan

10:05 John Keane - Democracy - the life and death of it

Professor of politics at the University of Sydney, author of The Life and Death of Democracy and is shortlisted for the Australian Prime Minister's awards for non fiction.

10:30 Book Review with Gail Pittaway

The Vintage and the Gleaning by Jeremy Chambers
Published by Text Publishing

10:45 Reading

Malcolm and Juliet by Bernard Beckett

16-year-old Malcolm is determined to win first prize at the National Secondary School's Science Fair. He's decided to film a documentary on sex. (Part 3 of 15)

11:05 Music review with Marty Duda

Artist of the Week: Broken Social Scene

1. Guilty Cubicles from the 2001 album Feel Good Lost (Arts & Crafts)
2. Lover's Spit from the 2002 album You Forgot It In People (Arts & Crafts)
3. Major Label Debut from the 2005 album Broken Social Scene (Arts & Crafts)
4. Chase Scene from the 2010 album Forgiveness Rock Record (Arts & Crafts)

11.30 Legal commentator Ursula Cheer

11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston

The race is on: New Zealand Art Competitions
Walters Art Prize
(modelled on Britain's Turner Prize)
Waikato Art Awards
Wallace Art Awards
Arts Foundation Laureate Awards