09:05 Public to lose right to legally oppose deep sea oil exploration

Robert Makgill, environmental lawyer; Raewyn Peart, policy director at the Environment Defence Society; and Greenpeace energy campaigner Steve Abel.

09:25 Chicago economist debunks information given to pregnant women

Emily Oster is an associate professor of economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the author of Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong and What You Really Need to Know, which claims that the information given to pregnant women is sometimes wrong and almost always oversimplified.

09:45 Australian correspondent Peter Munro

10:05 Feature guests: Don Whelan and Paul Whelan

Paul Whelan is a successful opera singer, and his father Don Whelan is a veteran Christchurch music teacher and choir master. Paul is in New Zealand to play the role of Daland in New Zealand Opera's production of Wagner's The Flying Dutchman, (opening in Wellington on 14 September and in Auckland on 5 October).

10:35 Book Review with Harry Broad

The Great Escaper by Simon Pearson
Published by Hodder, RRP$39.99

10:45 The Reading: The Basket, a short story by Dan Davin

Read by Ken Blackburn.

11:05 Marty Duda's Artist of the Week - Laura Veirs

Laura Veirs has been making her brand of indie-folk music for over a decade. Originally from Colorado, she is now based in Portland, Oregon with her husband, producer-drummer Tucker Martine. Together they have been an important part of that thriving musical community for close to a decade. Laura’s latest album Warp And Weft features guest appearances from Neko Case, k.d. lang and My Morning Jacket’s Jim James. It also finds Veirs exploring new musical terrain including jazz and harder rock.


1. Through December - Laura Veirs from the 2001 album 'The Triumphs And Travails Of Orphan Mae' (Kill Rock Stars)
2. Don't Lose Yourself  - Laura Veirs from the 2007 album 'Saltbreakers' (Nonesuch)
3. Carole Kaye - Laura Veirs from the 2009 album 'July Flame (Bella Union)
4. White Cherry  - Laura Veirs from the 2013 album 'Warp And Weft' (Bella Union)

Link: Laura Veirs on Music 101

11:30 Employment law with Charles McGuinness

Can an employee's actions away from work be a disciplinary issue - and possibly lead to dismissal?

11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston

Art that depicts science; designers that play with tradition; and what do you have to do if you want to keep an iPad app forever?

Music played in this show


Marvin Gaye: 'What's Happening Brother'
from his 1971 album What's Going On


The Decemberists: 'Don't Carry it All'
From their 2011 album The King is Dead