6:30 Summer Sonic Tonic - Travel

Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah Photo: Flickr- CountyLemonade- . (cc-by-2.0.)

7:12 Tongan Christmas in Salt Lake City

Bev Uipi is a city councilor in Millcreek City, a township bordering Salt Lake City. Utah is home to more people of pacific descent than anywere else in continental USA. We'll ask her about her community and what a Pasifika Christmas in Utah looks like.

7:35 New Horizons

Santa Special - William Dart returns to one of his favourite topics: songs about the Big Man in Red.

8:12 Nights' Culture - Electronic Music

For a break from Christmas music we have Paul Berrington aka DJ B-Lo. playing music by Octave One, Carl Craig, Underground Resistance , and Drexciya. a group of Detroit DJs and producers who followed in the footsteps of techno's big three, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, and Juan Atkins.

8:30 Window on the World

Less than three years after India's Hindu nationalist government came to office, the country is gripped by a rising tide of extremism - from a stifling of free speech to brutal attacks on religious minorities, all in the name of radical Hinduism. Jill McGivering meets the people subjected to the extremism and goes out with one of the notorious "cow protection" patrols - armed Hindu vigilante groups who spread terror and assault those rumoured to eat beef or kill the cows which for Hindus are sacred.

9:07 Our Changing World

Our Changing World is off to the Kaikoura peninsula with a marine ecologist to find out what happens when an earthquake leaves the intertidal rocky shore high and dry.

9:30 This Way Up

Simon Morton visits a local bellringing club.

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 Music 101 pocket edition

Katchafire bring us up to speed with their jam-packed 2016, Julia Jacklin drops in for a live session, Onono introduce themselves, plus new music from The Bats and Picker Piper.

Music played in this show

Summer Sonic Tonic - Travel

Artist:        James Taylor
Song        Traffic jam   

Artist:         John Hore
Song:         I've Been Everywhere Man

Artist:         Eddie Floyd
Song:         Big Bird

Artist:         Camera Obscura
Song:         Country Mile

Artist:         The Jam
Song:         Down at the Tube Station at Midnight

Artist:         Talking Heads
Song:         Road to Nowhere