09:05 Measles outbreak in Waikato linked to Wakefield paper

Public health officials say the recent measles outbreak in Waikato can be linked in part to a since discredited 1998 research paper by British doctor Andrew Wakefield linking the MMR vaccine to autism. Helen Petousis-Harris is the director of Research at the Immunisation Advisory Centre. Anita Bell is the Waikato Medical Officer of Health.

09:20 Commonwealth Games flag-bearer, Valerie Adams

More than a billion people around the world are estimated to have tuned in to watch the opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, attended by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, and featuring performances from Rod Stewart, Kylie Minogue and Susan Boyle.

The 232-strong New Zealand team is contesting medals in all 17 sports, against 70 countries in the two-and-a-half-week long tournament.

Reigning Olympic, Commonwealth and World Champion shot putter Valerie Adams raised the flag and lead the team into the Celtic Park stadium in front of 40 thousand spectators. Valerie Adams is four-time world champion and unbeaten in her last 53 events.

09:30 Writer and adventurer on being stuck in sea-ice

Writer and adventurer John Tucker talks about his dramatic voyage aboard the Akademik Shokalskiy when it got stuck in Antarctic sea-ice.

09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie

10:05 The Galapagos Affair

The real life murder mystery surrounding a group of Germans who tried to make an uninhabited Galapagos island their own utopia in the 1930's.

galapagosaffairFilmmakers Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller tell the remarkable true story of two Germans who moved to an uninhabited Galapagos island in the 1930s in the hope of creating some kind of Eden. Berlin physician Freidrich Ritter and his lover Dore Strauch (pictured) envisioned a paradise of solitude and subsistence living. Instead word spread, they were called "The Adam and Eve of the Galapagos", more people arrived and life on the island of Floreana became survival of the fittest. Danya Goldfine and Dan Geller have unearthed home movies taken on the island, using them as a basis for their film The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden, which is screening at The New Zealand International Film Festival.

Gallery: The Galapagos Affair

10:30 Book review: The Spring of Kasper Meier by Ben Fergusson

Reviewed by Quentin Johnson, published by Little, Brown.

10:45 The Reading: The Bright Side of My Condition by Charlotte Randall

A  fiction which tells the story of four convicts who stowaway and then get dumped on an uninhabited Pacific Island. (Part 3 of 12)

11:05 New technology commentator Nat Torkington

  • Science fiction as prototyping the future, and prototyping ethics.
  • Science fiction is harder to write now, because the future is overtaking fiction.
  • A game where thousands of people all play the same game of Pokemon at once.
  • Simple and fun brain training that actually works (not selling anything, I promise).

MIT Sci Fi Ethics Class
Sci Fi Ethics Class Writeup
Introduction to Software Engineering Ethics (PDF)
The Onion on Cyberspace 
Charlie Stross
Twitch Plays Pokemon
Convergence of Networks, Software, and People
Adventures in Cognitive Biases

11:30 Parenting:The dangers of doing your children's homework

Rochelle Gribble is director and editor of parenting information and advice website Kiwi Families

11:45 Film review with Dan Slevin

Dan Slevin reviews New Zealand film The Dark Horse and other NZ International Film Festival offerings.

Music played in this show

Artist: Mink De Ville
Song: Spainsh Stroll
Composer: Deville
Album: Cabretta
Label: Disky
Broadcast time: 09:24

Artist: Beth Rowley
Song: I Shall Be Released
Composer: Dylan
Album: Little Dreamer
Label: Universal
Broadcast time: 09:30

Artist: Nat King Cole
Song: Route 66
Composer: Troup
Album: n/a
Label: Rajon
Broadcast time: 10:35

Artist: The Map Room
Song: All You'll Ever Find
Composer: Morrow / Gooding
Album: The Map ROom
Label: Maproom
Broadcast time: 11:47am