7:15 Sport: Europe

In the grandstands with the German crowds is Deutsche Welle sports correspondent, American-born Matt Zuvela... investigating the European passion for the game of handball.

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... our fondness for Guy Fawkes, and then back to what some say was the conservative and dull, 1950s.

9 pm News and weather

9:10 We All Decide

The convoluted beast that is democracy, and why, despite its imperfections and even apathy or ignorance from its citizens, it continues to function and ultimately deliver a higher quality of life; with American political blogger Mike Edwards who co-authored with Danny Oppenheimer Democracy Despite Itself: why a system that shouldn't work at all, works so well.

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 Blues City

A ten-part, regional exploration of the blues hosted by Gary Pitts. Each week visits a different city or region. We explore all eras, beginning at the turn of the 20th century moving all the way up to today. And we move through all types of blues, from Delta, country blues, Chicago and urban, blues rock, and even the British blues. Episodes feature historical background and interesting tid-bits about each music selection and artist.

See the Public Radio Exchange website for this programme.

A PRX Production