09:05 Christchurch schools plan appeals over merger and closure timeframe

Toni Burnside is the Principal of Central New Brighton school in Christchurch (decile 2) - her school is to merge with South Brighton school (decile 5) by January 2014. Central New Brighton School  has just under 100 pupils Year 1 to Year 8; and Tony Simpson,  Principal of Phillipstown school.

Alicia Bunge-Krueger,  Parent of two students at Phillipstown School which is to close at the end of this year.

09:30 Antibiotic resistance

Are we doing enough to monitor antibiotic resistance? Tthe UK's health chief warns could result in an apocolyptic scenario in 2 decades. Ben Harris is a medical laboratory scientist in the infection control team for Southern Community Laboratories in Christchurch.

09:40 Is there a link between watching TV as a child and antisocial behaviour later in life?

Bob Hancox, Associate Professor from the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine at Otago University. A new study shows children who watch a lot of television are more likely to become aggressive and commit crimes.

09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt

10:05 Courtney Dressing - Possibilities of life beyond Earth

Courtney Dressing
Courtney Dressing

Habitable earth-like planets could be closer and more plentiful than we ever thought... Harvard University astronomer Courtney Dressing discusses her research that has found 6 percent of red dwarf stars have earth sized planets in their habitable zones. So what does this mean for the possibilities of life beyond our planet?

10:35 Book Review with Louise O'Brien

Don't Let Me Go by Susan Lewis
Published by Century

10:45 The Reading: The Open Accounts of an Honesty Box by Julie Helean (Part 9 of 12)

Jinx and Fliss seem to have deepened their relationship and things are hotting up on the building site.

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

The living wage, and Z Energy's possible float.

11:20 Landmark patent ruling over breast cancer gene BRCA1

Ian Olver, Chief Executive of the Australian Cancer Council.

11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis

The boardroom meltdown at APN and possible consequences for the NZ Herald and Radio Network; and the new broadcasters' self-regulatory Online Media Standards Authority.

Music played in this show

Music Played

TITLE: Wake Up
ARTIST: Aaradhna
COMP: Patel /W2Adams/ Short
ALBUM: Treble and Reverb 2012
LABEL: Dawn Raid
TIME PLAYED: 10.06am

TITLE: Blues Run the Game
ARTIST: Laura Marling
COMP: Frank
LABEL: Third Man
TIME PLAYED: 10.31am

TITLE: Lenda
COMP: Ceu/Haiat/Moretto
LABEL: Six Degrees