7:10 The Hot Lotus

Plant physiologist from University of Adelaide Assistant Prof Jennifer Watling on how and why the lotus plant generates heat.

7:30 Spectrum

People, places and events in New Zealand.

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... East Coast Hip Hop - De La Soul, Nas, Jay-Z.

9:06 The Wednesday Drama - Straight Man by Ken Duncum

A comedy about the modern family in the age of divorce and separation - who’s in, who’s out and who’s in the middle? Tom’s relatively settled life with his second wife Sophie and recalcitrant teen stepdaughter Bella is turned inside out when Kel - Sophie’s ex, and father of Bella - is thrown out by his current wife.  Kel, a larger-than-life standup comic, comes to stay, and stay, and . . .

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.

11:06 Jazz-O-Rama

Joe Bev hosts an hour of re-mastered 78 RPM jazz records with sense of humour.

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