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Monday: Composer of the Week: THE BROTHERS GRIMM

A programme to mark the 200th anniversary of the first publication in 1812 of the Children’s and Household Tales collected by the Grimm brothers, Jacob (1785-1863) & Wilhelm (1786-1859). Presented by Roger Wilson (RNZ)

Wednesday: Philosophy Talk

Philosophy Talk is radio that celebrates the value of the examined life. Our two philosopher-hosts invite listeners to join them in conversations about a wide variety of issues, ranging from popular culture to our most deeply held beliefs about science, morality, and the human condition

Philosophy Talk is presented by Ken Taylor and John Perry of Stanford University

Six programmes

(1) Wisdom

Philosophy is the love of wisdom - or is it? Is this traditional definition outmoded? Is wisdom an anachronism, an elitist concept deployed by old learned people with nothing of practical value to say? Do the professors of philosophy around the world (or on this programme) love wisdom any more or less than anyone else? John and Ken wise up with Valerie Tiberius from the University of Minnesota, author of ‘The Reflective Life: Living Wisely With Our Limits’

(Philosophy Talk: Ben Manilla Productions)

Thursday: South Pacific

Elric Hooper and Des Wilson take us through the story and music of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s hit Broadway musical. Set on a South Pacific island during World War II, love blooms between a young American nurse and a secretive Frenchman who's being courted for a dangerous military mission, but one of the main themes of the show is underlying racial prejudice (RNZ)

Friday: The Critic’s Chair (RNZ)

Roger Wilson reviews recent releases (RNZ)