Helen Clark.

Helen Clark. Photo: RNZ/Kim Baker-Wilson

09:05 Helen Clark says bold commitments needed to eradicate extreme poverty

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark is the head of the United Nations Development Programme. In September, the UN meets to agree on a new set of sustainable development goals to replace the 15-year-old Millennium Development Goals, which are set to expire this year. More than 150 world leaders are expected to attend. Helen Clark says bold actions are needed from governments at all levels; civil society - including the scientific, research, and academic communities; and business to eradicate extreme poverty and tackle the disruptive inequalities, faced by our world. She is giving the Bishop Sir Paul Reeves Memorial Lecture, at 7:30 pm on August 26th, at the Sir Paul Reeves Building in AUT University, Auckland.

Helen Clark meets with Massai woman farmers.

Helen Clark meets with Massai woman farmers. Photo: Supplied.

Three of the HPV study authors: Noelyn Hung, Celia Devenish and Tania Slatter in NICU, Dunedin Hospital, with baby Harry William, born prematurely.

Three of the HPV study authors: Noelyn Hung, Celia Devenish and Tania Slatter in NICU, Dunedin Hospital, with baby Harry William, born prematurely Photo: Supplied.

09:20 HPV discovery 'could re-write obstectric text books'

Dr Noelyn Hung from the Otago Department of Pathology explains the groundbreaking research linking the HPV cervical cancer causing virus, with pregnancy complications. These include premature births, infection, growth restrictions, and the potentially fatal disorder pre-eclampsia. She says while further investigation is required, this first of its kind study provides additional evidence to support HPV vaccination and the need to develop other types of HPV vaccinations.

09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton

10:05 Marion Nestle: Food politics, and food industry conflicts of interest

Marion Nestle is a Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University. She is the author of Food Politics, Safe Food, What to Eat, Feed Your Pet Right, Soda Politics, Eat, Drink, Vote, Pet Food Politics, Nutrition in Clinical Practice, and Why Calories Count. On her website she reveals how many food and health studies serve the interests of their food industry sponsors, in many cases rejecting links with obesity or disease.

10:30 Book review: Tender Machines by Emma Neale

Reviewed by Elisabeth Easther

Tender Machines by Emma Neale
Published by University Press

10:45 The Reading: The Marriage Mender by Sarah Quigley (Part 3 of 5)

The story of Sadie, the high-flying divorce lawyer who ends up putting marriages back together.

11:05 Music of the Isley Brothers with Marty Duda

The Isley Brothers are the only act to hit the Billboard Top 40 in six decades, from the 1950s to the 2000s. The trio, led by vocalist Ron Isley started out as a gritty soul act cranking out energetic records like Twist & Shout, Respectable and Nobody But Me in the late 1950s and early '60s. They signed to Motown in 1965 and scored with the Holland/Dozier/Holland classic 'This Old Heart Of Mine' a year later. But the group was overshadowed by label mates like The Temptations, The Four Tops and The Supremes so they moved on in 1969 and immediately hit it big with the very funky 'It's Your Thing'. Their greatest success came in the 1970s when they added three more family members, including guitarist Ernie Isley and has a string of hits including 'That Lady', 'Harvest For The World' and their inspired version of 'Summer Breeze'. Despite the sickness, death and incarceration, The Isley Brothers, led by Ronald Isley, aka Mr Biggs, continue on to this day.

11:30 Tax law with Andrew Dickenson

Andrew Dickenson discusses Government's proposed GST on imported products and services. Will consumers here need to pay GST on things like Netflix subscriptions?

11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston

Courtney Johnston discusses 'Cloud Gate-gate' - a Chinese copy of one of his most iconic sculptures has infuriated Anish Kapoor, and a new survey of the New Zealand photographer Fiona Pardington.


Music played in this show

Artist: Modest Mouse
Song: Lampshades on Fire
Album: Stranger to Ourselves
Label: Sony
Time: 10:40

Artist: Moby
Song: Run On
Composer: Moby
Album: Play
Label: Mute
Time: 11:41

Marty Duda's Artists of the Week: The Isley Brothers

Artist: The Isley Brothers
Song: Testify (Part 1) (2:53)
Composer: Isleys
Album: NA (1964)
Label: T-Neck

Artist: The Isley Brothers
Song: This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)(2:44)
Composer: Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Eddie Holland-Sylvia Moy
Album: NA (1966)
Label: Tamla

Artist: The Isley Brothers
Song: That Lady (5:34)
Composer: The Isleys
Album: 3 + 3 (1973)
Label: T-Neck

Artist: The Isley Brothers featuring Ronal Isley
Song: Contagious (4:52)
Composer: R Kelly
Album: Eternal (2001)