7:07 Sonic Tonic - Plotting

I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy. J. D. Salinger

Childhood didn't have a big influence on me, really - in fact I spent most of it plotting how to escape. Simon Callow

The Cold War isn't thawing; it is burning with a deadly heat. Communism isn't sleeping; it is, as always, plotting, scheming, working, fighting. Richard M. Nixon
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When I first came to L.A., I was plotting out my career choices as if I actually had a choice. Unless you're Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, impossibly good-looking, or look like a freak, you have to be malleable and open to everything that comes your way because that's what makes it possible to pay your mortgage and eat. George Newbern

I once tried to write a novel about revenge. It's the only book I didn't finish. I couldn't get into the mind of the person who was plotting vengeance. Maeve Binchy

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I have a cunning plan. Baldrick

8:12 Something for The Weekend

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The top poets from across Aotearoa will battle it out in Hamilton on Saturday November 4th for the chance to be crowned New Zealand National Slam Champion with nothing but their words, passion and a microphone.  International touring poet Rik The Most is on the line from Hamilton to tell us all about it.

8:30 Spotlight 

Dunedin musician Anthonie Tonnon is earning a reputation as one of our country's most accomplished on-stage performers. He joins Music 101's Alex Behan in the RNZ Music studio to discuss the importance showmanship, and play some songs from his latest album Successor…

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9:07 Country Life 

Country Life visits self-confessed sheep nutter Dayanne Almeida and the team also turns the clock back to 1961 and hears from rural people who claim to have seen unidentified flying objects in South Canterbury.

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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

For the latest series of The Mixtape, RNZ Music invites guests to compile a C60 of local sounds, and talk us through their selections.
This week's mixtape guest is the incomparable travelling troubadour Delaney Davidson. A distinctive figure in New Zealand's musical landscape the Lyttleton native has released multiple albums backed with a series of compelling live shows. Recently returned from a successful European jaunt he is about to embark on his latest local tour performing his "Magic Lightbox" show in historic halls and venues of rural New Zealand.

 Alex Behan sat down with Davidson for an hour of favourite and influential tunes.

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