09:05 News and current affairs

09:30 Do cancer treatments using nutrient & plant based chemicals deserve a better rap ?

New Zealand researchers have joined other international peers for a study which has found a combination of nutrients and plant based chemicals can have a powerful effect on slowing cancer. They form part of a group of  180 researchers who want support for more research into the field. The study was published in Elsevier's Seminars in Cancer Biology. Lynn Ferguson is a Professor of Nutrition at the University of Auckland.

09:45 Tom Mitchell reports from Beijing

10:05 Charles Jencks and his Cosmic Creations

Landscape architect, author, and cultural theorist, Charles Jencks knows a thing or two about alchemy. Most recently he has taken a scarred landscape in rural Scotland and  transformed it into something extraordinary. Constructed from material found on the site of an old open cast mine, 'The Crawick Multiverse'  is like a giant scientific map of the stars with its spiraling paths, representing the Andromeda and Milky Way galaxies, a "supercluster" of galactic mounds, and a mudstone path carved with figures representing different theoretical arrangements of the universe.

Charles Jencks is also the co-founder of the Maggies' Centres which support for people with cancer. Since 1996, twenty centres have been built by distinguished architects, encouraged by Charles, and two awarded the Stirling Prize for architecture. This year he received the prestigious Soane Honours in America for his visionary work and contribution to Architectural history. 

10:35 Children's books with John McIntyre

Sports Books for Young Readers

10:45 The Reading

An Awfully Big Adventure by Jane Tolerton
New Zealand Works War One veterans tell their stories 

11:05 New music with Grant Smithies

Artist: Darcy Clay
Song: Jesus I Was Evil (title track)
Comp: Daniel Bolton
Album: Jesus I Was Evil EP
Label: Antenna/ Real Groovy
Broadcast Time: 2'57"

Artist: Darcy Clay
Song: What About It
Comp: Daniel Bolton
Album: Jesus I Was Evil EP
Label: Antenna/ Real Groovy
Broadcast Time: 3'20"

Artist: Shocking Pinks
Song: It's Hard To Breathe
Comp: Nick Harte
Album: Dance The Dance Electric
Label: Pinacolada/ A Low Hum
Broadcast Time: 3'17"

Artist: Secret Knives
Song: Every1
Comp: Nick Harte/ Ash Smith
Album: Translation (Shocking Pinks covers)
Label: A Low Hum
Broadcast Time: 3'51"

11:30 Sports commentator, Brendan Telfer

The unexpected death of a rugby legend, the retirement of another  rugby legend, and arguably the finest tests innings ever played  by a New Zealand batsmen.

11:45 The week that was with Te Radar and Pinky Agnew