09:05 Bid to halt Japan's whaling programme in the Southern Ocean

International court bid to put a halt to Japan's whaling programme in the Southern Ocean is getting underway at the International Court of Justice at Hague. Vassili Papastavrou, whale biologist for the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

09:15 US President Barack Obama's new plan to tackle climate change

David Hawkins, director of climate programmes at the US Natural Resources Defense Council.

09:30 Funding for girls or women to store ovarian tissue

Why is there is no funding for girls or women without partners to store ovarian tissue if they face cancer treatment, yet there is funding for freezing the sperm of post-pubertal boys?

Dr Scott McFarlane is the Clinical Leader of the National Child Cancer Network which is developing Guidelines for Fertility Preservation for People with Cancer; and Hayley Thomas, vice-president of Canteen.

09:45 Australia correspondent Bernard Keane

10:05 Pip Cheshire - NZ architect

Auckland-based architect and founder of Cheshire Architects, whose career spans three and a half decades. He is the winner of this year's NZ Institute of Architects Gold Medal for Career Achievement and the institute's President-Elect.

Gallery: architecture by Pip Cheshire

Stringer House Mahurangi photo by Simon Devitt
Stringer House, Mahurangi - photo by Simon Devitt.

10:35 Book Review with Harry Broad

Inequality: a New Zealand crisis and what we can do about it, edited by Max Rashbrooke
Published by Bridget Williams Books

10:45 Reading: Wulfsyarn by Phillip Mann

The epic tale of the fate of the The Nightingale, the largest and most sophisticated spaceship ever devised by human or alien intelligence.

11:05 Marty Duda's Artist of the Week - Manic Street Preachers

1. Slash 'N' Burn (3:59) - Manic Street Preachers taken from 1992 album "Generation Terrorists" (Columbia)

2. A Design For Life (4:16) - Manic Street Preachers taken from 1996 album "Everything Must Go" (Epic)

3. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next (4:50) - Manic Street Preachers taken from 1998 album "This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours" (Epic)

4. (It's Not War) Just The End Of Love (3:28) -Manic Street Preachers taken from 2010 album "Postcards From A Young Man" (Columbia)

11:30 Law commentator Mai Chen

Stronger protections for lawful migrant workers; and United Future's loss of funding.

11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston

Shane Cotton's new exhibition at the City Gallery in Wellington; and a little case of the curse of the pharaohs.

Gallery: work by Shane Cotton

Shane Cotton ‘The Hanging Sky’, City Gallery Wellington, until 6 October 2013
Shane Cotton ‘The Hanging Sky’ publication
Justin Paton on Shane Cotton: ‘Speaking sticks and moving targets’

Cotton Takarangi media
Shane Cotton, Takarangi, 2007. Acrylic on linen. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, purchased 2007.

Music played in this show

Nina Simone: 'See Line Woman'
from her 1964 album Broadway Blues Ballads

The Veils: 'Birds'
from their 2013 Album Time Stays, We Go