Professor Giselle Byrnes

Professor Giselle Byrnes Photo: supplied

7:12 History - and the hardest word to say

Professor Giselle Byrnes, Massey University professor of History, on asking questions of the past and when and how we say sorry.

7:35 Upbeat

US trumpet virtuoso Allen Vizzutti is here for a nationwide tour. As famous for his compositions as his technique, equally at home in classical and jazz work, Allen will have a starring role with the Roger Fox Big band and the NZSO in keeping with Big Band tradition. Watch his performance of Firedance a piece he wrote with friend Jeff Tyzik to experience his incredible playing.

8:12 Nights' Science - World Weather

Wildfires, flood and typhoons - MetService severe weather forecaster Erick Brenstrum covers the latest severe weather events around the world.

8:30 Window on the World

Naturally Misleading - What is 'natural' food and is it better for us? We explore the language of food labelling. Does a product bearing the word 'natural' on its label make you more likely to buy it? Or, is describing food as 'natural' just a marketing trick?.

9:30 Insight

Sharon BrettKelly looks back on the helping hand offered to the homeless by Te Puea marae and asks if this could be, or should be, a model to be used in the future.

10:17 Late Edition

A roundup of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Date Line Pacific from RNZ International.

11:07 At the Eleventh Hour

This week on the Nashville Babylon hour,the very best in country, soul and rock 'n' roll with new music from Courtney Marie Andrews and the Handsome Family plus classics from Lowell George, Howlin' Wolf and Allen Toussaint.