09:05 Release of police family violence statistics

Brian Gardner, National Manager of National Network of Stopping Violence Services and spokeperson for White Ribbon; and Professor David Fergusson of the Christchurch Health and Development study at the University of Otago. who has also been researching child abuse for more than forty years.

09:30 The story of English spelling

Linguistics expert David Crystal has written more than 100 books, the latest of which is called Spell It Out: The Singular Story of English Spelling, which begins with the arrival of Christian missionaries in Britain and runs through to modern-day Twitter-speak.

09:45 Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan

10:05 Andrew Rowan - foundling and geneticist

Andrew Rowan is a genetic scientist for Cancer Research UK – and what he learned about himself as a 32-year-old has caused him to delve into his genetic past. After the mother who raised him died, Andrew's world changed. He found out he was adopted as a baby, after being abandoned on a doorstep in Falkirk, a town in Scotland's central lowlands. He then set about finding his birth family.

10:35 Book Review with Sonja de Freiz

The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes
Published by Michael Joseph, $38.00

10:45 Reading: The Road to Tokomairiro by Lawrence Patchett

Read by Peter Vere Jones

An award-winning story about a freak stage accident that leaves a man dead and the driver of the coach to deal with the aftermath. (Part 1 of 3)

11:05 Marty Duda's Artist of the Week - Jimmy LaFave

Singer-songwriter Jimmy LaFave has just released a new album called Depending On The Distance. The Austin-based singer-songwriter started out singing in the nightclubs of Texas, often covering his hero, Bob Dylan. The title of his debut album, 1992's Austin Skyline, was taken from Dylan's Nashville Skyline and featured four of Dylan's songs. Since then, LaFave has become a songwriter in his own right.

1. Leopard-Skin Pill Box Hat (3:56) - Jimmy LaFave taken from 1992 album, "Austin Skyline" (Bohemia Beat)
2. Going Home (4:58) - Jimmy LaFave taken from 1995 album, "Buffalo Return To The Plains" (Bohemia Beat)
3. Car Outside (4:29) - Jimmy LaFave taken from 2007 album, "Cimarron Manifesto" (Red House)
4. Missing You (3:53) - Jimmy LaFave taken from 2012 album "Depending On The Distance" (Music Road)

11:30 Legal commentator Andrew Scott Howman

Employment issues – anti-social behaviour in the workplace.

11:45 Science commentator Siouxsie Wiles

Why fireflies and glow worms glow, and what this can teach us about infectious diseases.


Music played in this show


TIME PLAYED: 09:30am
TITLE: Apple Heart
ARTIST: Fly My Pretties Featuring LA Mitchell
COMP: Mitchell
ALBUM: Fly My Pretties 4