7:10 South Sudan cinema

Freelance film-maker and documentary producer Samuel Richards became galvanised to volunteer in South Sudan and is putting his skills and knowledge to work by providing a solar-powered cinema to more than two hundred homeless, lost and orphaned children based at the Nhomlau Children's Centre.

7:30 Spectrum

People, places and events in New Zealand.

8:10 Windows on the World

International public radio documentaries - visit the Windows on the World web page to find links to these documentaries.

8:40 Japan

Palmerston North raised journalist Motoko Kakubayashi resides in Tokyo and works for the Japanese Science and Technology Agency, pop. 126,434,964 (est. 2014). Is Japan an example of a country which respects other religions; an update on Japanese nationals Kenji Goto Jogo and Haruna Yukawa being taken hostage and held for ransom by ISIS; the Japanese are a bit fanatical about trains, in fact there was nearly a riot when Tokyo station celebrated 100th anniversary last month.

Motoko Kakubayashi Japan

9:06 The Wednesday Drama - 'Children of the Poor', by Mervyn Thompson

A dramatisation of John A Lee's compelling novel about a family living in poverty. Albany Porcello is one of three children brought up alone by their mother in the dark days of New Zealand before the welfare state (1 of 2, 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 A Short History of Jazz: The 1950s (Cool Jazz and Latin)

How jazz improvisation reached new levels of sophistication, tracing the evolution of jazz from its early beginnings in the 1900s through the 1930s and 1940s to the 1950s. New Zealand School of Music lecturers and music specialists perform the music from and discuss an era of their expertise (F, RNZ)