09:05 Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment calls for greater 1080 use

Professor Charles Eason, professor of Wildlife Management from Lincoln University's Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences - he's researching alternatives to 1080; and Dr Quinn Whiting-O'Keefe, retired University of California, San Francisco scientist.

09:25 NCEA

Two education researchers who were so concerned by the lack of understanding among parents of how the NCEA works, they have written their own guide for students and their parents.

Elizabeth McKinley, associate professor in education at the University of Auckland and director of the Starpath Project for Tertiary Participation and Success; and Irena Madjar, coordinator of the qualitative research studies for Starpath Project, including leading an investigation into understanding of NCEA by parents and teachers.

09:45 Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan

10:05 Paul McEuen - physics professor and thriller writer

Award-winning physics professor at Cornell University in the US who has just written his first novel, Spiral. The nanoscience-fuelled thriller has been likened to the writing of the late Michael Crichton.

Spiral, by Paul McEuen, published by Headline.


10:30 Book Review with Michele A'Court

The Importance of Being Seven by Alexander McCall Smith
Published by Abacus

10:45 Reading: Skeleton in the Closet by Susy Pointon (Part 2 of 3)

Read by Tina Cook

A cross cultural comedy of errors ensues when a fresh young teacher discovers a real human skeleton in a school resource room.

Audio will be available here after broadcast.

11:05 Music reviewer Marty Duda

Marty Duda's Artist Of The Week is Buffalo Springfield

Forty-three years after they split up, the surviving members of Buffalo Springfield (Neil Young, Stephen Stills & Richie Furay) have reunited for a tour of the US The band formed in 1966 and, during its short 25 month life, produced some of the finest music of the 1960s with songs like For What It’s Worth, Expecting To Fly, Bluebird and Broken Arrow. After the split, Furay went on to form Poco, Stills joined Crosby & Nash and Young began his illustrious solo career. Now they are together again.                        

1. Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing – Buffalo Springfield taken from 1966 single (Atco)

2. Rock & Roll Woman – Buffalo Springfield taken from 1967 album “Buffalo Springfield Again” (Atco)

3. A Child’s Claim To Fame – Buffalo Springfield taken from 1967 album “Buffalo Springfield Again” (Atco)

4. Expecting To Fly – Buffalo Springfield taken from 1967 album “Buffalo Springfield Again” (Atco)

11:30 Legal commentator Michele Wilkinson-Smith

The issue of name suppression for the CYF caregivers charged with abuse and the name suppression provisions in the Criminal Procedure Reform and Modernisation Bill.

11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston

The Venice Biennale, including NZ representative Michael Parekowhai and the winner of the Golden Lion, Christian Marclay.

NZ at Venice 2011 website
America in Venice website
Jerry Saltz on the American pavilion, New York Magazine
Carol Vogel review, New York Times
New York Times slideshow
Josie McNaught on Michael Parekowhai, NZ Herald
Laura Cumming review, Guardian review
Big Bambu, by Carol Vogel in the New York Times

On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer: a sculptural installation by Michael Parekowhai

Photographs by Jim Barr and Mary Barr.

Chapman s Homer standing bull
Chapman's Homer (standing bull) 2011.

He Korero Purakau mo Te Awanui o Te Motu story of a New Zealand river
He Korero Purakau mo Te Awanui o Te Motu: story of a New Zealand river 2011.

Kapa Haka Officer Taumaha bronze x x mm
Kapa Haka (Officer Taumaha) 2011, bronze 1820 x 600 x 450mm.