7:10 Music Evolution

Dr Bob MacCallum is a bioinformaticist in the Laboratory of Immunogenomics at Imperial College London - by day he creates genomic research tools for the insect disease vector community (e.g. malaria, dengue...), but his scientific curiosity has extended to co-developing 'DarwinTunes', a unique experiment to observe if music evolves in a Darwinian fashion.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA: Evolution of music by public choice

7:30 Spectrum

People, places and events in New Zealand.

8:00 News & Weather

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 Arts: Hip Hop

Ethnomusicologist Dr Kirsten Zemke from the University of Auckland on the musical genre that developed as part of hip hop culture, and is defined by four key stylistic elements: rapping, DJing/scratching, sampling, and beatboxing... more on Marshall Bruce Mathers III aka Eminem aka Slim Shady.

9:00 News & Weather

9:06 The Wednesday Drama

10:00 News & 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.

11:00 News & Weather

11:06 European Jazz Stage

Benjamin Herman hosts an exploration of European jazz music, with performances from the continent's hottest clubs, concert halls and festivals (Radio Netherlands)