Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Monday 13 September 2010

1:15 8 Months To Mars - what would well-known people do on an trip to Mars?

Successful journalist and broadcaster of many years, until last week, co-host of Radio New Zealand Nationals Morning Report.. Sean Plunket.

2:10 Feature stories

This week marks the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. After years of campaigning, a permanent bronze memorial statue will be unveiled this week on a plinth in Waterloo Place close to New Zealand House.

Kath Walker is 78 years old and has just retired as a volunteer with Marlborough Marine Radio.

2:30 Reading

Mick Rose reads episode one of The Distant Man by Carl Nixon.

2:45 He Rourou

2:50 Feature Album

Since I Left You by Australian electronic band, The Avalanches.

3:12 Author Slot

John Vaillant, an acclaimed journalist whose work has featured in National Geographic, The New Yorker, and the Atlantic Monthly, among others. For the story of The Tiger, Vaillant travelled all the way to the forests of Siberia to an isolated corner of the Russian Far East.

3:47 Our Changing World

At the height of the recent epidemic in New Zealand in 2001 an average of one person died every two weeks from meningococcal disease.

The bacteria that cause it are thought to be as temperamental as they are lethal - unable to survive for long outside the human host.

New research by PhD student Claire Swaine is challenging this assumption and Ruth Beran goes to visit her in the lab at the Victoria University.

4:06 The Panel

Stephen Franks and David Farrar.