09:05 News and current affairs

09:20 Warnings over growing shortage of psychologists

Deb Moore, President, NZ College of Clinical Psychologists; and Peter Coleman, President of the Psychological Society of New Zealand.

09:45 Australia correspondent, Bernard Keane

10:05 Feature: The author of Room, Emma Donoghue on her new novel, Frog Music

Emma Donoghue is an award-winning Irish-born writer and literary historian who has now lives in Canada. She has a diverse body of work as a novelist, a short story writer and a writer for stage and screen. Her novel Room was an international bestseller and Booker Prize finalist. Emma Donoghue's latest book is the novel Frog Music, which is an historical novel inspired by a murder near San Francisco in 1896 during a smallpox epidemic.

Frog Music, published by Picador.

10:35 Book review: Creativity Inc: Overcoming the Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull

Reviewed by Elisabeth Easther, published by Bantam Press.

10:45 The Reading: The Elusive Language of Ducks, by Judith White

A quirky and heart-warming story of human relationships – and a duck. (Part 3 of 10).

11:05 Marty Duda's artist of the week: Esther Phillips

Esther Phillips’ career began in the early 1950s with string of R & B hits produced by Johnny Otis and ran through the 1970s. Esther Phillips is the subject of a new reissue titled, Baby, I'm For Real.

1. Double Crossing Blues – Johnny Otis with Little Esther & The Robbins taken from 1950 single (Savoy)
2. Release Me – Esther Phillips taken from 1962 single (Lenox)
3. Home Is Where The Hatred Is – Esther Phillips taken from 1971 album “From A Whisper To A Scream” (Kudu/CTI) 
4. What A Diff’rence A Day Makes – Esther Phillips taken from 1975 album, “What A Diff’rence A Day Makes” (Kudu/CTI)

11:30 Employment Law with Andrew Scott Howman

11:45 Science commentator Siouxsie Wiles