09:05 The Unfortunate Experiment, Doctors in Denial

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Photo: National Women's Hospital 1973

Retired obstetrician and gynaecologist, Ron Jones talks to Kathryn Ryan about seeking an apology for the patients involved in National Women's Hospital's Unfortunate Experiment. He is the author of Doctors in Denial - the forgotten women in the unfortunate experiment. A commission of inquiry, which came to be known as the Cartwright Inquiry (1987-88) was held into the treatment of women with cervical cancer at the Hospital under the care of Professor Herbert Green.

09:20 The Walking Access Commission: what has it achieved?

While there are many conservation areas for people to enjoy in New Zealand's natural recreation resources  there is often pressure to expand access, particularly with booming tourism numbers putting pressure on existing routes to rivers, lakes and sea.The Walking Access Commission was set up in 2008 to establish and improve walking access routes. Nine years on, what has it achieved? Eric Pyle is the Commission's chief executive.

09:45 South America correspondent Joel Richards

Joel Richards explains why 250 people crossed the Andes mountains on horseback last week, plus major protests in Mexico over the policies of US president Donald Trump

10:05 Rabbits & Possums: The good, the bad & the ugly

Kathryn Ryan talks to Lloyd Esler, a natural history enthusiast from Invercargill, who has dug deep for records of the positive role rabbits and possums played in New Zealand's early economy, and how it all changed.

10:35 Book review

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: Revised Edition by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young

Reviewed by Naomi Arnold    

10:45 The Reading

11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Stephen Mills

Matthew Hooton and Stephen Mills discuss the government's moves to quash convictions for historic homosexual "offending" and easing up access to medicinal cannabis. 

Stephen Mills and Matthew Hooton

Stephen Mills and Matthew Hooton Photo: Dru Falkner / RNZ

11:30 Berry berry nice

Kathryn Ryan meets Steve McArthur and his wife Kate, who own and run McArthur's Berry Farm in Outram, on the Taieri Plains. They share a recipe for Zucchini Chocolate Cake & berry jam.

11:45 Off the Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne

Refloating stranded pilot whales, 2017 Golden Bay

Refloating stranded pilot whales, 2017 Golden Bay Photo: AFP

Kennedy Warne talks pilot wales, following the mass stranding at Golden Bay and what's known about why they strand.