7:10 Safely Under

Demystifying the complex and fascinating procedure that is anaesthesia, with Wellington anaesthetist Dr Graham Sharpe, former head of the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists.

Link: Graham Sharpe honoured

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

University of Auckland ethnomusicologist Kirsten Zemke on the music genre defined by four key stylistic elements – rapping, DJing/scratching, sampling, and beatboxing.

9:06 The Wednesday Drama - Te Wherowhero (Part 6 of 15)

The story of the warrior who became the first Maori King, adapted from King Potatau: An Account of the Life of Potatau Te Wherowhero the First Maori King by Pei Te Hurinui and read by Selwyn Muru and Rangi Chadwick.

10:00 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 New Jazz Archive: Billie Holiday

New Jazz Archive delves into the many shades of jazz, selecting standards and classics from modern masters and future movers and shakers.

In this hour, the life and music of the great Billie Holiday.Biographer Robert O’Meally talks about Lady Day’s musical genius and her hard road to becoming one of jazz’s most beloved voices. Plus we hear from Jazz at Lincoln Center curator Phil Schaap how the great Louis Armstrong’s shaped her musical voice, and a best-selling author who’s created a new version of her autobiography for young people.

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