09:05 US government shutdown

William Galston is the Ezra Zilkha governance studies chair at the Brookings Institution. He was a policy advisor to President Bill Clinton, serving as deputy assistant for domestic policy, and has also advised presidential candidates. He is an expert on domestic policy, political campaigns, and elections and writes for the Wall Street Journal.

09:25 Kiribati man seeks to become world's first climate refugee

Michael Kidd, Auckland lawyer for Ioane Teitiota of Kiribati, who has asked the High Court to recognize him and his family as climate change refugees on the grounds that they face serious harm if they return to the island, due to extreme high tides which are destroying crops and contaminating the islands only fresh water acquifer; and Professor Richard Bedford, AUT's Professor of Population Geography and Pro Vice-Chancellor Research.

Kiribati is the worlds lowest lying nation - comprising of 33 islands that are no higher than 2 metres above sea level.

09:30 DNA profiling - statistical analysis

James Curran is a statistician from Auckland University, whose skills are regularly called on by forensic agencies here, as well as Australia and the UK.

09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie

10:05 Masha Gessen - Russian journalist and author

Russian journalist and author Masha Gessen, says she is been forced to leave Russia because of the government's new "homosexual propaganda laws". Masha Gessen is a mother of three with her same sex partner and a well-known critic of the Putin regime. As a gay parent she fears she could lose her children if they remain in Moscow. Masha Gessen was born in Russia, but grew up in the US before returning to Moscow in 1991. She is the author of The Man Without a Face: The Rise and Rule of Vladimir Putin.

10:35 Book Review with Quentin Johnson

One Leg Too Few by William Cook
Published by Preface

10:45 Reading: The Canary by Katherine Mansfield, read by Dorothy McKeg

The story of a woman for whom the most important thing in her life is her Canary.

11:05 New Technology with Sarah Putt

11:30 Brain development in the first three years of life

Nathan Mikaere Wallis is part of the Brain Wave Trust, and X Factor Education, Christchurch. He has been a lecturer at the Christchurch College of Education, lecturing in human development, brain development, language and communication and risk and resilience. Nathan has a background of working with children in counselling settings relating to domestic violence, sexual abuse and childhood trauma.

11:45 TV review with Lara Strongman

Reviews 'The School', Tuesdays 9.35pm on TVOne and 'This Town', Saturdays 7.30pm on TVOne.

Music played in this show

Song: Stupid
Artist: Bobby Womack
Comp: Damon Albarn / Harold Payne / Richard Russell / Bobby Womack
Album: The Bravest Man In The World
Label: Xl
Time Played: 10:33

Song: Ain't Misbehaving
Artist: Ella Fitzgerald Count Basie
Comp: Waller
Album:On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Label: Verve
Time Played: 10:55
Song: I Love My Leather Jacket

Artist: The Chills
Comp: Phillips
Album: Heavenly Pop Hits - Best Of The Chills
Label: Flying Nun
Time Played: 11:05
Song: Make You Mine

Artist: Anna Coddington
Comp: Coddington
Album: Kiwi Hit Disc 162
Label: Nz On Air
Time Played: 11:47