09:05 US says it's 'ready' to launch Syria strike

Dr Rosemary Hollis, Professor of Middle East Policy Studies at City University London; and Michael Singh, managing director of The Washington Institute and a former senior director for Middle East affairs at the National Security Council.

09:30 How Wellington City could change proposed controversial new liquor by-laws

Wellington city councillor Stephanie Cook discusses changes that are likely after public submissions on the capital's new liquor by-laws. From December, the default position for opening hours for off-licence premises nationwide will be 7am to 11pm and from 8am to 4am for those with an on-licence.

09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton

The Australian election.

10:05: Ian Frazer, creator of the cervical cancer vaccine

Professor Ian Frazer came up with the technology for the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine which helps prevent cervical cancer. The Scottish-born Australian is the subject of a new book Ian Frazer: The man who saved a million lives.

10:35 Book Review with Sonja de Freiz

The White Princess by Philippa Gregory
Published by Simon & Schuster

10:45 The Reading: 'Milk Round', a short story by Dan Davin

Read by Ken Blackburn

11:05 Marty Duda's Artist of the Week - Joan Baez

Joan Baez made her first major impression at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival when she was 19 years old. She quickly became one of the most important folk singers of the era along with another guy known as Bob Dylan. For a while, Baez’s and Dylan’s personal and private lives were intertwined with the couple performing together and Joan recording many of Dylan’s songs. She also made a big impression at the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Festival and scored a million-selling single in 1971 with her version of The Band’s 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down'. The '70s found her reunited with Dylan on the Rolling Thunder Revue where she would perform her song inspired by their relationship, 'Diamonds & Rust'. Since then Joan Baez has kept going with a steady stream of albums and live performances. She is due to perform at Auckland’s Civic Theatre this Thursday.


1. Silver Dagger – Joan Baez taken from 1960 album “Joan Baez” (Vanguard)
2. Love Is Just A Four-Letter Word – Joan Baez from 1968 album “Any Day Now” (Vanguard)
3. Diamonds & Rust – Joan Baez and Mary Chapin Carpenter, taken from 1995 album “Ring Them Bells” (Capitol)
4. God Is God – Joan Baez taken from 2008 album “Day After Tomorrow” (Bobolink/Proper)

11:20 Law commentator Nicola Peart

Family trusts and some of the problems associated with them.

11:45 Science with Paul Behrens

NASA's asteroid research announcements.

Music played in this show


Andrew Keoghan: 'Ca Va Bien Merci'
from his 2011 album Arctic Tales Divide