09:05 News and current affairs

09:25 The controversial plans to allow the extraction of fire ice deposits of methane from beneath New Zealand's ocean floor

Veteran British science writer and journalist Fred Pearce.

09:45 Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan

10:05 Pacific migration

Lisa Matisoo-Smith, biological anthropologist at the University of Otago who is studying ancient DNA to track Polynesian origins and migrations across the Pacific.

10:25 Book Review with Gilbert Wong

The God Species by Mark Lynas
Published by Fourth Estate

10:45 Reading: A Gun In My Hand by Gordon Slatter  (Episode 8 of 10)

With a gun in his hand and bitterness in his heart, a man has returned to settle things once and for all with the men and women he has avoided ever since the war.

11:05 Marty Duda's Artist of the Week - Drive By Truckers

Georgia-based band Drive By Truckers started out as a throwback to the classic Southern rock bands of the 1970s like Lynyrd Skynyrd and Molly Hatchet and eventually developed into a rock & roll band with their own sound and their own songs. They have just released a career retrospective called: Ugly Buildings, Whores & Politicians: Greatest Hits 1998-2009.

1. Let There Be Rock – Drive By Truckers taken from 2001 album, “Southern Rock Opera” (Lost Highway)

2. Outfit – Drive By Truckers taken from 2003 album, “Decoration Day” (New West)

3. Eyes Like Glue – Drive By Trucker taken from 2010 album “The Big To-Do” (ATO)

4. Dancin’ Ricky – Drive By Trucker taken from 2011 album “Go-Go Boots” (ATO)

As always another track for listeners will be posted on Marty's website: www.13thfloor.co.nz

11:30 Law commentator President of the Law Society Jonathan Temm

The criminal justice system and the government backdown over the right to silence.

11:45 Science commentator David Haywood

Why do French words sound romantic and German words sound aggressive?