7:10 Our Own Odysseys: Wandering the West Bank

A couple of years back Reuben Irvine and his partner travelled independently through the Middle East, including Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel and the occupied West Bank.

7:30 The Sampler

A weekly review and analysis of new CD releases.

8:15 Windows on the World - The Rhetoric of Cancer

Is ‘battling cancer’ an appropriate use of language for those diagnosed with the disease?  When Andrew Graystone was diagnosed with cancer four years ago, he soon realised that the language commonly employed to approach this disease revolves around military metaphors. He writes: “The language of war dominates cancer discourse, so whether we want to fight or not, people with cancer are conscripted into a battle against the self. Our bodies made into war zones, with cancer as the enemy, medical professionals as infallible heroes, and treatments of search-and-destroy by any means possible.”  In this programme he sets out to find descriptions and language more appropriate to him.

8:40 Global Neighbours - India

Our correspondent in India is Bangalore-based Shoba Narayan. Tonight, 25 positive things about 2013 from the Indian perspective.

9:06 The Tuesday Feature: Smart Talk: Hermes - Communication

Chaired by Russell Brown, this discussion about what communication means today begins with the Greek god Hermes. It features the blogger Rosabel Tan, Judge David Harvey, and Troy Rawhiti-Forbes, Social Media Editor for the New Zealand Herald, all exploring the implications of the buzzing, constant, real-time world in which we now live.

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 Womad Taranaki 2013 - Malian star Salif Keita and the Alaev Family from Israel

Over three days in March 2013, the Womad Festival brought a rich mix of musical and cultural flavours from around the globe to Taranaki. Radio NZ National was on hand to record the performances and talk to the performers.

This week we feature Salif Keita from Mali. Born an albino, Salif is a striking-looking man who captivated the 2013 Womad audience with his vivacious brand of Afro-pop-electronica. Salif was without doubt one of the highlights of Womad 2013. Equally exciting was a performance by the Alaev Family from Israel. Their musical heritage is rooted in the Jewish music of Buchara, Central Asia. Relentless touring has given this ensemble a global platform to create a feast of instrumental virtuosity, where rhythms are dominant.

Discover more of Radio New Zealand's coverage of Womad Taranaki 2013 here