09:05 Teach First NZ's first cohort has just graduated and is heading into low decile schools in Auckland and Northland

Shaun Sutton, chief executive of Teach First New Zealand; and Robin Duff, president of the secondary teachers' union, the PPTA.

09:30 Disappearance in Laos last month of a high profile leader in the non-profit development sector has put the repressive Laos Communist party under increasing pressure to provide answers

Emma Giesen, former colleague of missing Laotian non-profit leader Sombath Somphone, a United States-trained agriculture specialist who led one of the most successful non-profit organizations in Laos, and won many awards for his public service. He disappeared on the 15th of December.

09:45 Australia correspondent Dennis Atkins

Prime Minister Julia Gillard's security speech today, the major parties gear up for election year, and big issues for parliament in 2013.

10:05 Warren Searell - New Zealand diplomat in Syria

Former NZ diplomat Warren Searell lived in Damascus for two years until last September. His daughter went to school with the son of President Bashar al-Assad. More than 60,000 people have been killed in Syria's increasingly bloody 22-month civil war.

10:35 Book Review with Ralph McAllister - Best Books of 2012

Canada by Richard Ford published by Harper Collins
Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel published by Harper Collins
The One Hundred Year Old Man who Climed out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson published by Allen and Unwin

10:45 The Reading: With Lots of Love from Georgia by Brigid Lowry (Part 3 of 10)

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

Veteran Kiwi art-rockers Bailterspace will be returning to New Zeaand to perform at this year’s Laneway Festival.

1. Adults & Children (2:23) - The Gordons taken from 1981 album "The Gordons" (Flying Nun)
2. Your Invisible Life (4:13) - Bailterspace taken from 1988 album "Tanker" (Flying Nun)
3. X (4:47) - Bailterspace taken from 1994 album "Vortura" (Flying Nun)
4. Meeting Place (4:03) - Bailterspace taken from 2012 album "Strobosphere" (Arch Hill)

11:30 Legal commentator Ryan Malone

Constitutional law, the opening of Parliament and confidence votes.

11:45 Arts commentator Warren Feeney

Guest arts commentator and director of the Academy of Fine Arts discusses the potential for the arts in Christchurch to occupy new territory this year.

Music played in this show


Time Played: 09:30
Title: Por Que Te Vas (Because You Are Leaving)
Artist: Jeanette
Comp: Perales
Label: Emi 473623

Time Played: 11:45
Title: (There's) Always Something There To Remind Me
Artist: Sandi Shaw
Comp: Bacharach, David
Label: Polygram 535190