7:06 Sonic Tonic

8:06 On The Spot

Impromptu thoughts, perspectives and opinions on either the little or big things of life.

8:10 Me Kōrero

8:25 Around the World in 80 Tunes: Ghana Underground
DJ and broadcaster Nick Dwyer travels to Accra, the national capital of Ghana, to take in the latest in Ghanan music, from the wild dance moves of Azonto to the nation's biggest dancehall stars.

9:06 Country Life

Rural news and features.

10:17 Late Edition

A review of the leading 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 The Nerve - Music and the Human Experience

Wired for Sound (Music & the Brain) host Jowi Taylor takes us on an aural journey, from the creation of sound at its source, through the air and the outer ear to the cochlea, the spinal column and the cerebral cortex. On the way you'll hear about how and why hearing evolved and how the human ear is designed to react to certain sounds. Why do we hear some sounds as music and other sounds as noise? What's the critical relationship between anticipation and satisfaction that drives music? Just what happens when the human brain and music become dance partners? And what roles do the elements we call rhythm, harmony, melody and timbre play in that dance?