7:12 Nights' Overseas - Palestine

Reporting from Bethlehem in the West Bank of the Palestinian territories, is freelance journalist Fadwa Hodali.

7:35 Upbeat

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's Music Director Edo de Waart discusses the final in this year's season of great works by Mozart, Beethoven and Elgar he is conducting around New Zealand at the moment. He opens up about the challenges of giving the orchestra players the freedom to create magic, and what's on the horizon for the busy, and rather endearing conductor.

8:12 Nights' Science - Botany

Auckland Botanical Gardens curator Bec Stanley on plant blindness - why humans often can't see the wood, or the trees. The term was coined in 20 years ago to describe the failure of people to notice the plants around us. This results in an inability to understand the importance of plants to our lives and the healthy functioning of the planet.

8:30 Window on the World

Ascension Island - Ascension Island is a tiny scrap of British territory, marooned in the tropical mid-Atlantic roughly halfway between Brazil and Africa. It is the tip of a giant undersea volcano - rugged, remote and, up until around 150 years ago, almost completely devoid of vegetation. Peter Gibbs explores this barren Atlantic rock that humans have made fertile.

9:20 ROTN

ROTN, our right on the night serial. Tonight we have a classic example of naked radio when the ROTN team take us back to Coventry and the legendary ride by Lady Godiva. We try to answer the question, “Why did Godiva agree to do it?” And the special guest this week is actor Victoria Seymour.

9:30 Insight

This week in Insight Philippa Tolley explores the sex industry  more than a decade after law reform decriminalised the trade.

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 Nashville Babylon

Mark Rogers presents the very best in alt.country, Americana and blues.