Monday to Friday, 9am - Midday

9:10 Adam Bradley

US hip hop academic and co-author with Andrew Dubois of 'The Anthology of Rap'

9:20 Chuck D

co-founder and frontman for legendary hip hop group, Public Enemy on the 20th anniversary and world tour of their classic album 'Fear of a Black Planet'

9:45 Julia Baird

US correspondent about the new makeup of the Senate and birth rights and citizenship legislation in Arizona

10:10 Warren Tatham

Kiwi Inventors who should be Famous: a machine that helps you make perfect sushi easily at home

10:20 Murray Williams

RNZ Sport journalist at the Women's International Tennis competition being playing in Auckland at the ASB Tennis Centre, reporting live from the semi finals

10:30 Jim Flynn

Intelligence expert, professor of politics and author of 'The Torchlight List: Around the World in 200 Books'. Jim believes that reading great literature could be better than a university education. Today's recommendations, America: Dos Passos: USA; Gore Vidal: Burr, 1876, Lincoln, Empire, Hollywood, The Golden Age; Bruce Catton trilogy: Mr Lincoln's Army, Glory Road, A Stillness at Appomattox. also, The Centennial History of the Civil War; Irving Howe: World of Our Fathers: The Journey of the East European Jews to America and the Life They Found and Made; Oscar Handlin: The Uprooted; John Kennedy Toole: Confederacy of Dunces; Sue Kaufman: Diary of a Mad Housewife

10:45 Matthew Crawford

Melbourne music-making correspondent uncovering Aussie inventions with a Kiwi connection

11:15 Grant Smithies

musical selections for the summer season... James Brown

11:30 Dominic Corry

Film reviews for 2011: The King's Speech, True Grit; Black Swan and Green Lantern

11:45 Andrew Steens

Tips for the summer garden - grapes and other fruit


Grand Master Flash & the Furious Five - The Message
Public Enemy - Contract on the World Love Jam
King Kapisi - Screems from da old plantation (NZ)
Lauryn Hill - To Zion
Che Fu - Misty Frequencies (NZ)
De La Soul - Me Myself and I
James Brown - The Payback
4 Corners - Urban Maori (NZ)