09:05 Independent review of residential care for disabled people

David Russell prepared the Independent review of residential care for disabled people for the Minister of Health Tony Ryall. The review, which examines high-profile problems at the Parklands home in South Auckland, the Mary Moodie home in Christchurch, and Te Roopu Taurima o Manukau Trust as well as wider issues, concludes major changes are needed.

09:30 Professor Shearer West: Concerns about the future of arts degrees

The head of Humanities at Oxford University.

09:45 UK correspondent: Matthew Parris

10:05 Big year interview: Leanne Pooley

Writer and director of Beyond the Edge about Sir Edmund Hillary's ascent of Everest.

You can view the trailer at http://beyondtheedgefilm.com/

10:35 Book review with Crystal Beavis

The Last Kings of Sark by Rose Ranking-Gee, published by Little, Brown.

10:45 The Reading: Wulfsyarn by Phillip Mann - Book 2

When Wilberfoss finally reveals the dreadful choice he made in getting The Nightingale off the surface of the remote planet it drives him to despair. (Part 9 of 10)

11:05 New technology with Sarah Putt

Privacy issues, Telecom & Chorus two years on from structural separation and Yahoo's transformation led by Marissa Meyer.

11:30 Parenting: John Cowan

John Cowan is an Auckland based parenting commentator and author. He has 20 years experience working with youth and their families, has co-authored with Ian Grant the New Zealand best seller Parenting Teenagers: The White Water Rafting Years; and is a presenter for The Parenting Place.

11:45 Conan Young: Charges laid against former Pike River CEO in relation to the disaster dropped.

 RNZ reporter Conan Young is outside a court in Christchurch where 12 charges laid against former Pike River Coal chief executive Peter Whittall in relation to the disaster at the mine have been dropped. The charges were brought by the old Department of Labour over his role in the November 2010 explosion, which killed 29 men.

11:50 Media commentator Lara Strongman

The cultural differences between Undercover Boss UK and USA. And Spies of Warsaw, a WWII spy drama starring David Tennant, on Sky's UK TV.