09:05 Will New Zealand join fight against Islamic State in Iraq?

Australia's consideration of its involvement in fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq, has raised questions about what New Zealand would do, should this country be approached by a US led coalition. Joining Kathryn Ryan to analyse the potential for New Zealand to be drawn into a conflict is Paul Sinclair, a Regional Security Fellow at Victoria University's Centre for Strategic Studies. He has worked as a Ministry of Defence policy officer, private secretary to the Defence Minister, and for 12 years as head of the Ministry of Defence's International Relations Branch.

09:20 Are proposed new cycle safety laws workable?

Proposed new cycle safety laws, which would see minimum passing distances for vehicles overtaking cyclists are being labelled unworkable by the Road Transport Forum. Richard Leggat is the chair of the NZ Cycling Safety panel; and Ken Shirley is the Forum's Chief Executive.

09:35 Creating positive behaviour and culture within schools

Dr George Sugai from the University of Conneticut is the co-director of the National Centre on Positive Behaviour Interventions and Supports. His research is one of the inspirations for the programme "Positive Behaviour for Learning" which is used in over 500 schools in this New Zealand. Dr Sugai says a key tenet in creating positive behaviour is actually teaching social skills.

09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton

10:05 Percy Jackson series author, Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan is the best selling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, based on the adventures of a teenage boy who at 12 discovers he is a demigod, the son of Sally Jackson and the Greek god Poseidon. The books incorporate Greek mythology in a modern day setting, and have sold millions of copies around the world. Rick Riordan's other series include the Kane Chronicles, and the Heroes of Olympus. Rick Riordan came to writing after teaching English and social studies – his favourite subject to teach was mythology.

10:35 Book review: 'The Monogram Murders' by Sophie Hannah

Reviewed by Lisa Finucane, published by HarperCollins.

10:45 The Reading: 'My Brother's War' by David Hill

One brother has enlisted, the other is a conscientious objector. Both end up on the bloody battlefields of France (3 of 10, RNZ). Told by Simon Leary & Andrew Patterson.

11:05 Marty Duda's artist of the week: Robyn Hitchcock

English songwriter and eccentric Robyn Hitchcock began his musical career in the punk era as leader of the band The Soft Boys. Drawing comparisons to Syd Barrett, John Lennon and his hero, Bob Dylan, the literate Brit went solo in 1981 with 'Black Snake Diamond Role'. His songwriting mixes elements of British folk and sixties psychedelia with clever wordplay and jangly guitars. By the mid-80s he had formed The Egyptians and, signed to A&M records, achieved a fair bit of popularity among the college raqdio crowd with albums like 'Globe Of Frogs'. In the 90s he reformed The Soft Boys and continued to record as a solo artist. He has remained as prolific as ever, forming another band, The Venus 3, with REM’s Peter Buck and still recording solo. Robyn Hitchcock’s latest album, 'The Man Upstairs', is a mix of covers and originals and was produced by legendary folk producer Joe Boyd.

1. The Man Who Invented Himself – Robyn Hitchcock taken from 1981 album, 'Black Snake Diamond Role' (Aftermath)
2. Balloon Man – Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians taken from 1988 album, 'Globe Of Frogs' (A&M)
3. ‘Cause It’s Love (Saint Parallelogram) – Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 taken from 2006 album, 'Ole Tarantula' (Belmore)
4. The Ghost In You – Robyn Hitchcock taken from 2014 album, 'The Man Upstairs' (Yep Roc)

11:30 Employment Law commentator, Charles McGuinness

Charles McGuinness discusses workplace health and safety – an employer's obligation to keep workers safe.

11:40 CDC reveals more on confirmed US Ebola case

United States health officials say the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus has been diagnosed there. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the diagnosis. The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas officials say an unnamed patient had been placed in strict isolation due to the patient's symptoms and recent travel history. Tom Skinner is the spokesperson on Ebola for the United States Centers for Disease Control.

11:45 Science commentator Dr Siouxsie Wiles

Siouxie Wiles discusses a range of science topics including promising results from clinical trials using hookworms to reduce the symptoms of celiac disease.

Music played in this show

Artist: Betty Wright
Song: Clean Up Woman
Composer: Reid / Clarke
Album: n/a
Label: Warner
Broadcast time:10:06am

Artist: Yma Sumac
Song: Gopher Mambo
Composer: May / Gozzo
Album: n/a
Label: Capitol
Broadcast time:10:43am

Artist: Robyn Hitchcock
Song: The Man Who Invented Himself
Composer: Hitchcock
Album: Black Snake Diamond Role
Label: Aftermath
Broadcast time: 11:09am

Artist: Robyn Hitchcock
Song: Baloon Man
Composer: Hitchcock
Album: Globe Of Frogs
Label: A & M
Broadcast time: 11:15am

Artist: Robyn Hitchcock
Song: 'Cause It's Love (Saint Parallelogram)
Composer: Hitchcock
Album: Ole Tarantula
Label: Belmore
Broadcast time: 11:20am

Artist: Robyn Hitchcock
Song: The Ghost In You
Composer: Hitchcock
Album: The Man Upstairs
Label: Yep Roc
Broadcast time: 11:25am