7:10 Religious Lessons

An Australian perspective on why religion shouldn't be taught in schools – with Meredith Doig, president of the Rationalist Society of Australia.

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 Ambassador - Pasifika

Swaying to the broad range of arts and culture from around the Pacific is Samoan/Pakeha playwright and independent theatre producer Leilani Unasa.

9:06 The Wednesday Drama

Dead Man's Shoes, by Steve Danby (F, 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-O-Rama - Fletcher Henderson and Sidney Bechet

Sidney Bechet was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinettist and composer. He was one of the first important soloists in jazz (beating cornetist and trumpeter Louis Armstrong to the recording studio by several months and later playing duets with Armstrong) and was perhaps the first notable jazz saxophonist. James Fletcher Hamilton Henderson Jr was an American pianist, band leader, arranger and composer, important in the development of big band jazz and swing music. His was one of the most prolific black orchestras and his influence was vast. Fletcher Henderson led the most commercially successful of the African-American jazz bands of the 1920s. The smooth sound of his orchestra gave birth to the Swing style of the next decade (10 of 12, PRX)