7:15 Sport: USA

LA Times sports journalist Helene Elliott with a penchant for fast games with pucks and sticks on ice... end of the American GridIron Football season, midpoint of the Basketball season and the best part of the Ice Hockey season.

7:30 Insight

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 Thinkers: NZ History

Key turning points that helped to shape New Zealand with Te Ara editor and historian Jock Phillips... the 1930s - best remembered for 'the slump'.

9 pm News and weather

9:10 City Of Fortune

The rich and extensive maritime history of the Italian city of canals, as illustrated in historian Roger Crowley's latest book City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire'.

9:40 Sport

10 pm Late Edition

A review of the 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 pm News and weather

11:06 Beale Street Caravan

The best in blues from the Blues Foundation in Memphis.