09:05 The first stage of the Government's welfare shakeup

Dale Williams, Otorohanga mayor and head of the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs, which has been assisting Social Development Minister Paula Bennett's office on welfare policy; Lyn Dalton, a Lower Hutt mother who is the sole parent to two boys aged 9 and 12; and Gabrielle Purvis, a single mother of three from Auckland.

09:25 A school that is implementing national standards in a bid to prove they don't work

Kevin Jephson, principal of Dalefield School in Carterton; and Pauline Cleaver, Ministry of Education Programme Manager for Regional Education in charge of implementing national standards.

09:45 US correspondent Luiza Savage

The Republican race heats up with more Republicans beginning to worry that the candidates' nomination battle could cost them the larger war and President Barack Obama's energy problem.

10:05 Edmund White - American author and literary critic

Edmund White is best known for his trilogy of autobiographical novels, A Boy's Own Story, The Beautiful Room is Empty and The Farewell Symphony, and the bestselling The Flaneur: A Stroll through the Paradoxes of Paris. He lives in New York and teaches writing at Princeton. He is an Officier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and a recipient of the Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

His latest book Jack Holmes and His Friend, published by Bloomsbury.

10:35 Book Review with Gyles Beckford

Traces of Red by Paddy Richardson
Published by Penguin

10:45 The Reading: Skin Writing - Series II by Jamie McCaskill, Whiti Hereaka and Miria George

Pushy hears about the death of a friend and starts thinking about his current situation and what will happen after he's gone. Matt doesn't check a client's age.

Audio will be available here after broadcast.

11:05 Business commetentator Rod Oram

The Ports of Auckland strike, Silver Fern Farms and Lombard Finance.

11:20 Inside Apple - secrecy within the computer giant

Kathryn Ryan talks to Adam Lashinsky, a technology writer and author who has written a book about the corporate giant, Apple, Inside Apple: The secrets behind the past and future success of Steve Job's iconic brand. He is a senior editor at large of Fortune magazine, and his book on Apple was inspired by a Fortune article that questioned how it was that we knew so much about Apple's products but so little about how Apple actually does business.

11:45 Film reviewer Graeme Tuckett 

The Oscar winners, Vincent Wants to Sea and Shame.