09:05 Deadlock between Minister and teacher unions over new Education Council

The Education Minister and teachers' unions are deadlocked over the new professional body for teachers, which replaces the Teachers Council, with some boycotting nominations for candidates. They're also unhappy that a Code of Conduct for teachers will replace a Code of Ethics, saying the move is without merit and designed to gag them.

09:20 Negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme

The US Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Rose Gottemoeller, discusses the latest on a nuclear deal with Iran.

09:45 US Correspondent Susan Milligan

Susan Milligan is a Contributing Editor to US News and World Report. She also writes for The Washingtonian, Rhode Island Monthly, AARP Bulletin, eJournal  and other publications. She teaches a course in Government and the Media to Boston University students at the Washington DC Campus. She is a former White House and National Political Correspondent for the Boston Globe.         

10:05 Warrior Women: Were the Amazons more than a myth?

Adrienne Mayor is the author of The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World. She argues that the Greek myth of the Amazons is based on a real people called the Scythians who had a high level of equality of between men and women both in peace and war.

Gallery: Warrior Women

10:35 Book review: 'Dirty Chick' by Antonia Murphy

Published by Text. Reviewed by Leah McFall.

10:45 The Reading: 'Keeping an Eye' by Vincent O'Sullivan

A story from Vincent O'Sullivan's recent short story collection, The Families, published by Victoria University Press. (Part 2 of 2, RNZ)

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

Rod Oram discusses signals from the reserve bank that it may start regulating mortgages to rental property investors differently to homeowners.

11:30 Forty years of Polyfest

Auckland teacher Tupou Manapori has been involved in Auckland's Polyfest since its inception 40 years ago. She is a a teacher at Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate formerly Hillary College in Otara.

Polyfest began in 1975 with just four schools taking part in the secondary schools Maori and Pacific Islands Cultural festival. It has grown and now more than 60 Auckland High schools are represented at the annual event.

The 2015 Polyfest is being held at the Manukau Sports Bowl 18-21 March.

11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis

Media commentator Gavin Ellis discusses revelations about the GCSB spying on pacific nations from NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden.

Music played in this show

Artist: Bobby “Blue” Bland
Song: Father Up the Road
Composer: Don Robey, Joe Veasy
Album: Greatest Hits
Label: MCA 111783
Time: 10.07am

Artist: Streets of Laredo
Song: Slow Train
Composer: D Gibson/ D Gibson/ S Gibson
Album: Volume 1 & 2
Label: DINEALONE 470219
Time: 11.35am

Artist: Joy Division
Song: Love Will Tear Us Apart
Composer: Curtis/Hook/Morris/Sumner
Album: Permanent: Joy Division 1995
Label: LONDON 428221
Time: 11.39am