7:10 Modern Albania

Author and Special Advisor to Human Rights Watch Fred Abrahams on the rapid evolution of a small nation on the Balkan Peninsula (and birthplace of Mother Teresa), Albania, which ended 47 years of communist rule in 1992 - Abraham's recently published book Modern Albania: From Dictatorship to Democracy in Europe.

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 England

Formerly of RNZ's Morning Report team, breakfast producer at BBC Radio Brighton Will Flockton reports from the country of England, which is part of the United Kingdom, pop. 53,012,456 (est. 2011).

9:06 The Wednesday Drama

The War Artist by Carl Nixon 
A radio drama inspired by the work of New Zealand’s first official war artist, George Butler. Butler is attached to a  burial party charged with taking an ambulance full of corpses and finding a suitable spot for burial. Butler is confronted with the role luck plays in a soldier’s life. (Part 1 of 2)

The Lonely Traveller written and performed by Tai Berdinner-Blades 
A short drama inspired by Southern Gothic literature, and set on the edge of the American dust bowl. (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

The Origins of RCA-Victor; the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was one of the first major record labels and arguably the best. They became a revolutionary force in the music industry. The story of RCA Records actually begins in 1929, although this programme includes the earlier years of jazz. RCA acquired the Victor Talking Machine Company. They were the biggest American producer of phonograph machines. RCA-Victor became synonymous with high quality records (8 of 13, PRX)