09:05 What's being done about the forestry industry's high rate of workplace injury and death?

Ona de Rooy, general manager for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's health and safety group.

09:20 Are children being damaged by being forced into formal education too young?

Dr Sebastian Suggate - a lecturer in education and developmental psuchology at the University of Regensburg in Germany. He is a signatory of the Too Much Too Soon Campaign; and Helen May - Otago University Education Professor who helped create the early childhood curriculum and is a former New Entrants teacher.

09:30 The revolution in personalised medicine

One of the world's most influential scientists and the man behind the DNA sequencer, Professor Lee Hood, the President and Co-Founder Lee Hood Group, Institute for Systems Biology, talks about a revolution in healthcare and personalised medicine, including a pioneering new approach to the identification of disease genes through complete genome sequencing of families.

09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney              

10:05 Mahsa Mohaghegh - Iranian computer lecturer

Auckland-based computer lecturer at Unitec. She is also the director of Girl Geek Coffees in Auckland and involved with the international initiative, Computer Science for High School. Mahsa Mohaghegh won the Emerging Leader category in the recent inaugural Women of Influence Awards.

10:35 Book review with Professor Lawrence Jones

Lawrence Jones is Emeritus Professor of English at Otago University.
Charles Brasch: Journals 1938-1945, Otago University Press

10:45 The Reading: Wulfsyarn by Phillip Mann - Part 2 (Part 1 of 10)

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

11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams

The Christchurch East by-election, Chorus revolt in parliament and Colin Craig.

11:30 Food - Strawberries with Billy Scott

Billy Scott is the owner of Scott's Strawberry Farm in Havelock North.

11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey

In recent years, Americans have used less and less physical money when purchasing items. ‘Coin’ looks like a credit card, is the size of a credit card and employs a Bluetooth signal to allow payment with up to eight debit, credit, rewards or gift cards.Other start-ups, like Isis (which allows consumers to pay for items in person through their smartphones) and Dynamics (which created a similar multi-account card like Coin), also have products that offer a different way of paying for goods. Another payment network, Dwolla, allows people to transfer money - either to friends or businesses - more efficiently than ever before through its mobile application and website.

The Start-Ups Trying to Kill the Credit Card - The Atlantic
Reinventing Retail: What Businesses Need to Know for 2014 Whitepaper
Cash is No Longer King; Cards and Mobile Payments Likely to Rise
Isis finally rolls out its NFC mobile wallet across the US - Venturebeat.com
Dynamics raises $35M round for computerized smartcards and payment systems - Venturebeat.com

Music played in this show


Rosemary Clooney: 'Sway'
from her 1959 album A Touch of Tabasco


The Smiths: 'Ask'
from the 2001 compilation album The Very Best of The Smiths


Boy and Bear: 'Fall at Your Feet'
from the 2010 compilation album He Will Have His Way