7:07 Sonic Tonic - Special Things

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. Albert Einstein

Special Delivery

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Our uniqueness makes us special, makes perception valuable - but it can also make us lonely. This loneliness is different from being 'alone': You can be lonely even surrounded by people. The feeling I'm talking about stems from the sense that we can never fully share the truth of who we are. I experienced this acutely at an early age. Amy Tan

Special Effects

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I have never in my life found myself in a situation where I've stopped work and said, 'Thank God it's Friday.' But weekends are special even if your schedule is all over the place. Something tells you the weekend has arrived and you can indulge yourself a bit. Helen Mirren

Special Agent

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You just have to find that thing that's special about you that distinguishes you from all the others, and through true talent, hard work, and passion, anything can happen. Dr. Dre

Special Fried Rice

Special Fried Rice Photo: By Krista [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

In life, there is always that special person who shapes who you are, who helps to determine the person you become. Molly Ringwald

Special Occasion

Special Occasion Photo: By Simon Law from Montréal, QC, Canada (Château de Bligny) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Ferrari gives you a special feeling. Fernando Alonso

8:12 Something for the Weekend

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This Sunday, 8th October head down to Mount Maunganui Mainstreet for the Mount Busking FestivalWe speak to Ingrid Flemming to find out all about it.

8:30 Spotlight 

Anika Moa

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It's been ten years since Anika's In Swings The Tide was released and she's touring nationwide in support of the occasion. She joins Music 101’s Alex Behan in the RNZ Studios to play some songs and reflect on the changes in her life over the past decade.

9:07 Country Life 

Chris Thorn has worked hard to turn his passion for hunting and curing wild meats into a business that produces venison salami from locally shot deer... AND... unpicking the DNA of pine trees.

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10:17 Late Edition

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

11:07 The Mixtape

Rhian Sheehan 2013

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Composer Rhian Sheehan has written music for a rollercoaster ride in Abu Dhabi, British National Space Centre shows that have been seen in 450 planetariums around the world, and a groundbreaking new mixed reality game.

The Wellington-based father of three talks to RNZ Music's Kirsten Johntone in the Music 101 studio to present seven songs that have informed his own evocative and emotional sound.