7:12 Dying for a bag of sweets

Henry Cunningham will be talking about the arsenic poisoning of 1858. How a shortage of sugar caused 21 deaths and poisoned just over 200 people.

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7:30 The Sampler

In The Sampler this week Nick Bollinger investigates the glacial grooves of Iceland's Vok; the Tennessee twang of Los Straitjackets; a set of organic electronica by Berlin-based Daniel Brandt; and the big-hatted balladry of Nashville's Chris Stapleton.

8:12 Nights' Pundit - Military history

The Battle of Messines 1917 - Damien Fenton joins us around 8:00pm. 

Battle of Messines. Anzac Field Dressing Station, 7 June 1917.

Battle of Messines. Anzac Field Dressing Station, 7 June 1917. Photo: State Library of Queensland

8:30 Window on the World
In 2015 the Lebanese capital Beirut found itself overwhelmed by reeking garbage - its streets piled high with rubbish bags - after politicians closed down the country’s main landfill site. The crisis brought thousands of angry protesters onto the streets, supporting a grassroots anti-government movement called You Stink. And, although the authorities eventually came up with a stop-gap solution, the crisis rumbles on to this day. However, while the trash mounts up, a number of local activists have taken matters into their own hands - trying to solve the rubbish problem by getting fellow residents to recycle their trash, a rarity in Lebanon so far. Nidale Abou Mrad tells the story of the ordinary citizens taking pride in once troubled neighbourhoods, and stepping in to solve a crisis where their leaders have been found wanting.

9:07 Tuesday Feature

Wool's share of the market in fibre has dropped from 11 % to 1%. What was once at the centre of our farming industry is moving to the margins - but is the same true of its place in our culture and idea of what it means to be a New Zealander? Discussing wool are Claire Regnault, Senior Curator of New Zealand History & Culture at Te Papa, and Rachel Easting and Anjali Stewart of the clothes label Twenty-seven names. They are joined by Mavis Mullins, a Maori business leader and former shearing contractor recently inducted into the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame. This session is chaired by RNZ's Simon Morton.

10:17 Late Edition

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

11:07 Worlds of Music

Trevor Reekie hosts a weekly music programme celebrating an eclectic mix of 'world' music, fusion and folk roots. Tonight,