7:12 50 Years of Unity

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Unity Books is 50 years old this year and it's younger cousin The Children's Bookshop is vcelebrating 25 years in the business. Tilley Lloyd from Unity Books and Ruth McIntyre from the Children's Bookshop join Bryan in the studio to talk about life as an independent bookseller - how things have changed and how the future is shaping up.

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7:35 Upbeat

Electronic Dance Music (EDM) with a symphonic twist - that's this week's pick from Upbeat on RNZ Concert. Is it a rave or is it a concert? Symphony orchestras and electronic dance music aren't frequent bed fellows, but later this month Auckland Symphony Orchestra teams up with some of the best DJs in the country to bring top EDM hits to life with an orchestral accent.

8:12 The Psychology of Psychological Research

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Michael Philipp from Massey University's School of Psychology is here to talk about research practicises and tonights buzzwords is reproducibility.

It turns out that even when using "gold standard" research methods, scientists are human and susceptible to the same mistakes and biases as other people. We tend to promote findings that we want to be true (or that feel intuitive) rather than rigorously examining whether results are, in fact, replicable in the wider world. The credibility crisis of research findings is not unique to psychology, but psychological scientists are at the forefront of refining research practices throughout the life sciences.

8:30 Window on the World

Uganda has now taken in more than a million refugees who have fled civil war in neighbouring South Sudan. And more are coming every day. It's said that Uganda has the most generous refugee policy in the world, with new arrivals given land and allowed to work. But the majority of South Sudanese refugees are women and children who have lost almost everything and, as Ruth Alexander discovers, the reality of starting a new life from scratch is far from straightforward.

9:30 Insight

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Recent figures indicate the gender wage gap has narrowed, but does that mean employers are valuing women more?

The settlement that gave 55 thousand care and support workers pay increases and may be a springboard to address the persistent gender wage gap.

Insight asks if it's going to be enough?

10:17 Late Edition

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

11:07 Nashville Babylon

Every Monday on Nashville Babylon Mark Rogers presents the very best in alt.country, Americana and soul and blues…

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On this week's show Mark has a New Zealand exclusive with a brand new track from Kitty, Daisy & Lewis's new album. There's also music from Steve Earle's latest release, classic jazz from Sydney Bechet, a chilling murder ballad from Hank Snow, reggae from the Heptones, blues from Janice Joplin and a tribute to Harry Dean Stanton and country music legend Don Williams.