7:10 Our Own Odysseys: Sendai Volunteer

Christchurch resident Nigel Rushton recently cycled through Japan and took a week to help with the clean-up of another earthquake ravaged region.

Nigel's 2011 Big Japan Bike Ride.

Gallery: Photograph from Sendai.

Nigel Rushton Sendai Volunteer

7:30 The Sampler

A weekly review and analysis of new CD releases.

8:15 Windows on the World

International public radio documentaries - visit the Windows on the World web page to find links to these documentaries.

8:40 The World At Night - Japan

Motoko Kakubayashi was raised in Palmerston North but now resides in Tokyo and works for the Science Media Centre of Japan... an update on where everything's at in northern Japan.

9:00 News and Weather

9:06 The Tuesday Feature: Smart Talk 2011

Does rugby make us “kiwis”? – Does it still have the same social impact it did 20 years ago? A spirited discussion chaired by Maggie Barrie, features a panel of experts on the subject: historian Jock Phillips, political scientist Dr Jennifer Curtin and rugby legend and former All Black Grant Fox.

10:00 News and Weather

10:17 Late Edition

A review of the leading news from Morning Report, Nine to Noon, Afternoons and Checkpoint. Also hear the latest news from around the Pacific on Radio New Zealand International's Dateline Pacific.

11:06 One World Many Cultures

Cross cultural collaborations in world music.