09:05 SOEs face an uncertain future, with the government indicating it may not be able to prop them up

Maggie Tarver, the chief executive of the Society of Authors on Learning Media, which provides educational material for schools such as the school journals, which has told the government it is also facing serious financial challenges, and is looking at restructuring.

09:20 NZ's super database of health information

Graeme Osborne, director of the National Health IT Board, in charge of integrating NZ's health record systems; and Hayden Wilson, a partner at law firm, Kensington Swan, specialising in health privacy and public service issues.

09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton

Australia's federal budget; national disability insurance scheme; royal commission into sexual abuse of children in institutions; and asylum boats.

10:05 Phil Lester - Ants, bees and wasps - tiny brains with big effects

Professor Phil Lester from Victoria University's School of Biological Sciences. From detecting explosives to deterring elephants: we hear about the intriguing world of ants, bees and wasps - the tiny brains with big effects. Phil is an authority on invasive insect species and is recognised as one of New Zealand's leading insect experts.

10:35 Book Review with Quentin Johnson

Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure by Artemis Cooper
Published by John Murray

10:45 Reading: The Conductor by Sarah Quigley

Read by Peter Bland

The story of the writing and historic performance of Shostakovich's 7th Symphony during the siege of Leningrad.
(Part 8 of 15)

11:05 Marty Duda's Artist of the Week

Progressive-metal band Tool have been favourites of New Zealand audience since the release of their debut album, Undertow, in 1993. The band, led by Maynard James Keenan, is also known for its thought-provoking, and often disturbing, videos. They have only released four albums in the past 20 years and fans are hoping to hear some new material when Tool plays two shows at Auckland's Vector Arena this week.

1. Sober (5:05) - Tool taken from 1993 album "Undertow" (Zoo)
2. Stinkfist (5:09) - Tool taken from 1996 album "AEnima" (Volcano)
3. Schism (6:46) - Tool taken from 2001 album "Lateralus" (Volcano)
4. The Pot (6:21) -Tool taken from 2006 album "10,000 Days" (Volcano)

11:30 Legal commentator Mai Chen

11:45 Science commentator Simon Pollard

In the skull behind the eardrum is the inner ear which contain remarkable fluid-filled sense organs. These organs send messages to the brain which help to give us a sense of orientation and allow our body to react to movement. But sometimes these sense organs send the wrong or conflicting messages. Simon discusses how vertigo and motion sickness can be the result and a room appear to spin when you lie down after drinking too much alcohol?

Music played in this show

Song: That Was My Mistake
Artist: Split Enz
Comp: Finn
Album: Dizrhythmia
Label: Mushroom
Time Played: 09:23am

Song: Watching The Detectives
Artist: Elvis Costello
Comp: Costello
Album: My Aim Is True
Label: Universal
Time Played: 10:07

Song: Ladeda Day
Artist: Maisey Rika
Comp: Rika
Album: Tohu
Label: Moonlight
Time Played: 10:38am