7:12 Songs of Spirit - "Peace Like a River" by Paul Simon
John Thornley looks at pop songs through a spiritual lens.

An image of Sam Mentink loading donated food into the KiwiHarvest van.

Sam Mentink loads donated food into the KiwiHarvest van. Photo: RNZ/Justin Gregory

8:12 Nights' Overseas Reports - Brazil
"The greatest challenge for Brazilian democracy in decades". Editor of the International section of Estado de Minas, the main daily newspaper of Minas Gerais, Pablo Pires Fernandes, reports on the political crises sweeping Brazil.

8:30 Windows on the World
Mariachi Plaza - Like day labourers working construction, the mariachis of Boyle Heights in East LA, hang around on Mariachi Plaza to pick up work. You'll see them most days in their dark suits, embroidered jackets, silver buttons running up the sides of their pants. Writer, Evangeline Ordaz spends a night out in the Latino suburbs with the mariachis of Boyle Heights, East LA.

9:07 The Drama Hour
Terror at Tinakore Road - A simple poisoning murder in a boarding house in Tinakore Road in 1893 is anything but simple. It takes all the skill of local Wellington chemist and super sleuth, Anthony Dunbar, to discover what's really what.

10:17 Late Edition
A round up of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Date Line Pacific from RNZ International

11:07 At the Eleventh Hour
A Short history of Jazz - This eight part series guides listeners on a historical path, tracing the evolution of jazz from its beginnings in the early 1900s, up until the 1990s and beyond. During the course of the series, we hear the story of jazz; learn about how it developed structurally and harmonically, and find out about the social context behind everything. It is brought to you by some of New Zealand's greatest jazz thinkers and players, all lecturers and graduates of the New Zealand School of Music. Tonight - The 1930s - Hear about how jazz improvisation reached new levels of sophistication and the music of Fats Waller and Cole Porter - the pop music of the day - with host Ben Wilcock.