7:12 The hospital revolution 

Jeanne Kisacky is on the show to talk about how we got to the modern hospital. As she explains it started with windows, and getting rid of them. 

Jeanne S. Kisacky is an independent scholar who has taught architectural history classes as an adjunct instructor at Cornell University, Syracuse University, and Binghamton University. Her book, Rise of the Modern Hospital: An Architectural History of Health and Healing has just been published.

An old hospital ward (with windows)

An old hospital ward (with windows) Photo: Supplied

7:30 The Sampler

In The Sampler this week Nick Bollinger experiences the skin-tingling pop of Wellington's Glass Vaults; an album from Mercury prize-winners Alt-J that seems to travel between time zones; and the swansong of rock'n'roll founding father Chuck Berry.

8:12 Nights' Pundit - Vietnam

Reporter for Bloomberg BNA, Lien Hoang reports from the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, pop. 90,730,000 (est. 2014)... 

8:30 Window on the World

Why is Germany such a reluctant military power? Germany has grown in international influence. And its potential military role has been hitting the headlines. US President Donald Trump's criticised Germany in particular for not spending enough on defence. And Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that Europe can no longer completely depend on the US - or the UK after Brexit. Germany, she argues, must do more in the military sphere. But Germans themselves are very reluctant to do this. As Chris Bowlby discovers in this documentary, German pacifism has grown since World War Two, when Nazi armies caused such devastation. Today's German army, the Bundeswehr, was meant to be a model citizen's force. But it's often poorly funded and treated with suspicion by its own population.

9:07 Tuesday Feature

How will fake news affect this year's General Election? A panel discussion on what's a very live issue internationally, chaired by media commentator and former NZ Herald editor Dr Gavin Ellis. Taking part are TVNZ's Political Editor Corin Dann, co-founder of Newsroom Mark Jennings, Dr Maria Armoudian, a lecturer in Politics and International Relations, and Chloe Swarbrick, a Green Party candidate.

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,