7:12 40 years fighting for transgender rights 

Christine Burns wrote the first ever official guidance about trans health for the Department of Health. She also led for some years on challenging negative reporting in the media. 

Christine Jorgensen, formerly George Jorgensen (seen, left to right, in 1943, 1952 and 1975).

Christine Jorgensen, formerly George Jorgensen (seen, left to right, in 1943, 1952 and 1975). Photo: Photo by Bettmann/Corbi

7:35 New Horizons

The artist once known under the pseudonym John Wesley Harding (taken from a Bob Dylan album) has recently reverted to his real name Wesley Stace. His most recent album is called Wesley Stace's John Wesley Harding. William Dart is a fan either way.

8:12 Nights' Culture - Poetry

This week's cultural ambassador - James Brown - celebrates the poetry of Carol Ann Duffy.

8:06 Dear Mum

Dear Mum is a warm, witty and nostalgic series of letters written and read by Steve Braunias.

8:30 Window on the World

Why would anyone be a Goth? What is the appeal of this dark and spooky subculture that embraces death, pain and sadness? Catherine Carr talks to Goths about their music, their dress and their love of the darker side of life. And why, in spite of physical attacks and abuse they still choose to stand out - dramatically - from the crowd.

9:07 Our Changing World

On Our Changing World this week, Alison Ballance is marking the imminent six-month anniversary of the Kaikoura earthquake by taking a look at what scientists have discovered, and she catches up with a joker who is 'scientist by day and comedian by night'.

9:30 This Way Up

This Way Up highlights now, and making virtual reality films targeted at senior citizens.

And how the Kaikoura earthquake could have given some of the local sea life a genetic boost.

10:17 Late Edition

A round up of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Dateline Pacific from RNZ International.

11:07 Music 101 pocket edition

Music 101 in shorter form.