7:10 Playing With Faith

Kiwi keyboardist Mark de Clive Lowe is now based in California and holds down a residency called Church, which features some of the hottest musicians on the planet.

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 - Jazz

Fivester, editor and publisher Fergus Barrowman on the sizzle and pop of a snazzy bebop beat.

9:06 The Wednesday Drama: Meltdown, by Glen Walker

Embattled NZ PM Rae Wilson is weeks out from a general election with her party struggling in the polls when she gets a call from the US President asking for her help (1 of 3, RNZ)

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 Jazz Times

Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement features seven classic jazz recordings combined with narration about: the sit-in movement, the National Guard intervention to prevent integration at Little Rock Central High School in 1957, the Freedom Riders, the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Alabama, Rosa Parks and the Selma Marches.

The music is performed by Charles Mingus, Max Roach, John Coltrane, Clark Terry, Grant Green, Blue Mitchell and Art Blakey.

Jazz Times is a 12-part mainstream jazz series presented by Howard Burchette.