7:12 Check Your Pants for Smoke

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Wednesday on Nights sees the start of a new 5 part RNZ podcast called Pants on Fire. Producer Duncan Smith Joins us to explore the realm of lies and lying.

7:35 Upbeat

Brett Dean

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Australian composer Brett Dean wrote Fire Music in response to the disastrous 'Black Saturday' bushfires of 2009 in Victoria. He's been in New Zealand to conduct the work with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.  Dean says 'fire can also cleanse and replenish' and so restoration and new life is a theme in his work. Brett played viola in the Berlin Philharmonic in the 80s and moonlighted as a DJ in Berlin nightclubs; you can hear that in his use of electric guitar, and a keyboard playing sampled sound effects in Fire Music.

8:12 Something Fishy

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Our native fish expert Stella McQueen joins us with revelations from the Cilliwung River in Jakarta and her local Pak 'n' Save.

8:30 Window on the World

Emily Thomas from the Food Chain programme examines the economics and politics around horse meat. She finds out if it could be more sustainable and healthier than beef, and examine the roots of the world's horse meat taboos.

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9:30 Insight

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This week,  Insight asks if it's possible to design cities that can cope with the increasing extreme weather that is being driven by climate change

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. On this week's show Mark spins tracks from Grammy winner Sturgill Simpson, legendary vocalist James Carr and country great Merle Haggard and Townes Van Zandt. There's also an outing for NZ's Nadia Reid, a collaboration between Josh Rouse and Lambchop's Kurt Wagner and a new track from Spain's Joana Serrat. Throw in some classic blues courtesy of Little Walter and John Lee Hooker and you have the perfect way to spend a Monday evening.

Merle Haggard

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