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Monday: Composer of the Week: 20th Century English Song

A programme featuring songs by English composers from the 20th century, presented by Peter Watts (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

(4) Karl Popper (1902-1994)

Karl Popper is a landmark figure in the philosophy of science, who spent part of his life in New Zealand. His notion of "falsifiability" endures to this day and even appears in arguments about creation versus evolution. But what does it mean for a theory to be falsifiable? And where does the idea stand in contemporary philosophy of science? John and Ken test a few ideas on Popper and falsifiability with Denis Phillips from Stanford University

(Philosophy Talk: Ben Manilla Productions)

Thursday: Lexus Song Quest - Final

New Zealand Music until 7:30 pm when we cross to the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington for the Final of the 2012 Lexus Song Quest (RNZ)

Friday: The Critic’s Chair (RNZ)

Robert Johnson reviews recent releases (RNZ)