7:10 The Good Immigrants

The shift in American immigration laws in the 20th century and consequently the perceptions of cultural traits, which enable Asians, particularly Chinese, to remain in the United States as productive Americans - with A.Prof Madeline Hsu of the Centre for Asian American Studies at the University of Texas.

Book: The Good Immigrants by Madeline Hsu

The Good Immigrants photos

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 France & Italy

Italian-born Euronews journalist Eri Garuti now works from the east of France and reports on both European nations, Italy pop. 59,685,227 (est. 2012) and France pop. 66,616,416 (est. 2014). EXPO 2015 in Milan Italy is struck by corruption scandals, laws are being in France to improve road safety (by banning mobile phone calls while driving) and to bring about a environmental revolution (by having "green" roofs), also French fashion models who are too thin are now not allowed to participate on the catwalk.

9:06 The Wednesday Drama: 'The Fat Man' by Maurice Gee, adapted by Emma Willisee

A dramatisation of the award-winning New Zealand story of a boy and Herbert Muskie, a vindictive man who has reason to hate the people of Loomis. (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 Club McKenzie: Your 1920s Jazz Speakeasy

By George: Composer George Gershwin left behind a plethora of wonderful music during his brief career. Not only was he an accomplished pianist, he also was able to cross over from the popular songs of Tin Pan Alley to the classical stage (1 of 13, PRX)