09:05 Twenty offenders are now on their second strike under the three strikes legislation - but are the the serious criminals the law was meant to target?

Eric Forster, Hastings barrister who represented Elijah Whaanga who is on his second strike; and John Pratt, Victoria University criminologist.

09:25 Will the DOC restructure see the kakapo being neglected?

Forest and Bird advocacy manager Kevin Hackwell; and Andy Roberts, Southern Islands Area Manager for the Department of Conservation.

09:45 Australia correspondent Bernard Keane

Cardinal George Pell's submission to a sex abuse inquiry; reaction to the government's decision to ban spruiking of live odds during sporting broadcasts; and Tony Abbott abandons his planned no-confidence motion.

10:05 John Broughton - playwright and Maori Health professor

Professor John Broughton is the director of Ngai Tahu Māori Health Research Unit at the Department of Preventive & Social Medicine. He is also the author of many acclaimed plays, including Michael James Manaia.

10:35 Book Review with Tina Shaw

The China Factory by Mary Costello
Published by Text Publishing

10:45 Reading: 'Whale Pot Bay' by Des Hunt read by Rob Mokaraka

(Part 8 of 10)

11:05 Music review with Marty Duda

Artist of the Week - Texas

Scottish band Texas is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a new album, The Conversation, out this week. The band owes its sound to vocalist Sharleen Spiteri's sultry singing. They reached their commercial peak in 1997 with their White On Blonde album which featured hit singles Say What You Want and Black Eyed Boy. The Conversation is Texas' first album in eight years and the also the first since Sharleen began recording as a solo artist.

1. I Don't Want A Lover (5:01) - Texas taken from 1989 album "Southside" (Mercury)
2. Black Eyed Boy (3:10) - Texas taken from 1997 album "White On Blonde" (Mercury)
3. Sleep (4:08) - Texas taken from 2005 album "Red Book" (Mercury)
4. Dry Your Eyes (2:42) -Texas taken from 2013 album "The Conversation" (Pias)

11:30 Legal commentator Robert Lithgow

The Court of Appeal Legal Aid decision.

11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston

The dark and powerful shows at the Adam Art Gallery; is Amazon launching an art gallery; and China's museum-building boom.

Gallery: images by Bill Henson

Music played in this show


Eydie Gorme: 'Frenesi'
recorded in 1961

Michael Kiwanuka: 'Bones'
from his 2012 album "Home Again"

John Lee Hooker: 'Boom Boom Boom'
recorded in 1961