09:05 Why are so many family lawyers pulling out of legal aid work?

David Rooke, family lawyer who is no longer doing legal aid work.

09:25 Obesity and the influence of the food industry

Dr Gabrielle Jenkin, Otago University Public Health Researcher; Penny Field, Otago University Public Health Researcher; and Katherine Rich, CEO of the Food and Grocery Council.

09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt

Newt Gingrich upending the Republican nominating process, turning a short sprint into an endless marathon.

10:05 Amanda Palmer - Musician

American musician who has semi-cult status – she's a solo artist and is also one half of theatrical cabaret punk duo, The Dresden Dolls and is on tour in NZ at the moment.

Amanda Palmer

10:45 Reading: Losing It by Sandy McKay (Part 2 of 10)

Jo is in hospital suffering from anorexia and is thinking about her mother and why she ran off and abandoned the family.

11:05 Best Books of 2011 Review - Gyles Beckford

  • Drawing Conclusions by Donna Leon (Heinemann/Penguin)
  • Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin (Penguin/Viking)
  • Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens (Allen and Unwin)
  • Boomerang: The Meltdown, travels in the new third world, by Michael Lewis (Allen Lane)
  • The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott by David Wilson (Little, Brown)
  • A Good Mail: Letters of John Mulgan, edited by Peter Whiteford (Victoria University Press)
  • Stalin Ate My Homework  by Alexei Sayle (Sceptre)

11:15 Business commentator Rod Oram

The rocky global economy and the implications for New Zealand's growth.

11:30 Nine to Noon in Antarctica

Biologist Clive Evans takes Kathryn Ryan out to the sea ice off Ross Island to catch some Notothenioid fish, which they use to try to work out how they make anti-freeze and what this can teach us.

11:45 Film Review with Graeme Tuckett

Hugo, Melancholia and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.