09:05 Russia blocks attempt to turn Antarctica's Ross Sea into the world's largest marine protected area

Bob Zuur, biologist and manager of the World Wildlife Fund's Antarctic programme.

09:30 A justice lobby group says 17-year-old would do better in the youth court system than they are currently in the adult courts

Tai Ahu, spokesperson for the justice lobby group Just Speak; and Dr Nessa Lynch, a senior lecturer in Youth Justice at Victoria University law school.

09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton

RNZ's chief political correspondent reports on PM Kevin Rudd clearing the decks for an election; and the asylum seeker issue remains outstanding.

Richard Faull10:05 Award-winning New Zealand neuroscientist Richard Faull

Professor Richard Faull is the director of the Centre for Brain Research at the University of Auckland. He discusses his groundbreaking research into neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's, and the Auckland brain bank which has helped pave the way for new and better treatments. Richard Faull is one of the speakers at Ted X in Auckland next month.

Pictured: Richard Faull at Radio New Zealand in Auckland.

10:35 Book Review with Ralph McAllister

Perfect by Rachel Joyce
Published by Doubleday, RRP $36.99

10:45 The Reading: The River Runs by David Hill

Read by Peter Vere Jones.

The story of a farming family through their relationship to the river that flows through the valley their farm occupies. (Part 3 of 5)

11:05 Music with Marty Duda - The Veils

Finn Andrews is the guiding force behind The Veils, the band he formed in London in 2002. The group just recently released their fourth album, Time Stays, We Go and is touring New Zealand beginning this week.

1. Lavinia (5:31) - The Veils, taken from 2004 album The Runaway Found (Rough Trade)
2. Jesus For The Jugular (4:46) - The Veils, taken from 2006 album Nux Vomica (Rough Trade)
3. Sit Down By The Fire (3:51) - The Veils, taken from 2009 album Sun Gangs (Rough Trade)
4. Out From The Valley & Into The Stars (4:21) - The Veils, taken from 2013 album Time Stays, We Go (Rough Trade)

11:30 Legal commentator Andrea Twaddle

Smart phones and the extension of the working day.

11:45 Science with Paul Behrens

The potential of renewable energy.