Drew Ackerman, creator and host of "Sleep with Me"

Drew Ackerman, creator and host of "Sleep with Me" Photo: Supplied

7:12 Boring Bedtime Stories

Drew Ackerman aka "Dearest Scooter" is the creator and host of Sleep with Me, a podcast that aims to bore insomniacs to sleep. It is downloaded roughly 1.3 million times each month.

7:35 Upbeat

One of the recent winners of the 2016 Alex Lindsay Awards, 22 year old Joella Pinto from Auckland chats about winning the award, what studying in Canada in 2017 will mean for her career and how being the concertmaster of the NZSO National Youth Orchestra has helped push her into the spotlight

8:12 Nights' Science - Body Parts

Professor Emerita in Science Communication at the University of Otago, Jean Fleming, turns her attention from human anatomy to take a look at the different ways animals see. Did you know some animals not only detect UV light, but also “see” it as a separate “colour”?

8:30 Window on the World

Female genital mutilation - More than 200 million women and girls alive today have undergone female genital mutilation, or cutting. It's where parts or all of a girl's genitals are damaged or removed. There are no medical benefits to FGM, and people who undergo the practice can face problems in later pregnancies, infections and even death due to blood loss. FGM is recognised internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. The BBC's Global Health Correspondent Tulip Mazumdar has travelled to East and West Africa to investigate efforts to end the practice and ask why this extremely harmful tradition, is proving so difficult to stamp out.

9:30 Insight

RNZs Police Reporter RNZs police reporter Carla Penman talks to two women who were abused by their former partners despite repeatedly turning to authorities for help, and asks whether protection orders are worth the paper they are written on?

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meth pipe Photo: Wikipedia

10:17 From Zero

Methamphetamine, or "P", is very rarely out of the new nowadays. Are we seeing a whole new wave of addiction? If so, what are the authorities doing about it?

11:07 Nashville Babylon

Mark Rogers presents the very best in alt.country, Americana and blues. Tonight, we have new music from Wayne Hancock and Luke Winslow King plus Sam Cooke and The Soul Stirrers and classics from Chuck Berry and Tom Waits. We also hear Gary 'US' Bonds covering Dylan and Ella Fitzgerald's amazing take on the Beatles' Savoy Truffle!