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Monday: Composer of the Week

Nicholas Grigsby looks at the life and music of WILLIAM WALTON (1902-1983) (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

(3) Philosophy of History

Is history just a series of events, or an interpretation of those events? Is there progress in history? Can history be objective, or is it, as Napoleon said, just the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon? Ken and John delve into the past and its meaning with Daniel Little, Chancellor of the University of Michigan-Dearborn and author of ‘History's Pathways’ and ‘Varieties of Social Explanation’ (Ben Manilla Productions)

(Philosophy Talk: Ben Manilla Productions)

Thursday: Georgina Zellan-Smith

Tim Dodd talks to pianist Georgina Zellan-Smith about her early life in South Otago and her years in London in the 1960s and 70s where she had a successful performing career and where she rubbed shoulders with many of the great musicians from that era (RNZ)

Friday: The Critic’s Chair (RNZ)

Peter Mechen reviews recent releases (RNZ)