7:12 The Turning Point Battles of WWI

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Marking the 75th anniversary of the Allies' October victory at El Alamein, historian Glyn Harper takes a new look at the three battles that have been said to be the
turning point in the war.

7:35 Upbeat

What makes great art? Just ask Sydney Festival Director Wesley Enoch. He thinks great art should have good craft, an aesthetic and a meaning. Those are the elements that make up each and every show, concert, workshop and performance at his second Sydney festival in January. He discusses art as activism, getting out of the comfort zone and the importance of connecting people to places.

Sydney Festival director Wesley Enoch

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8:12 World Weather

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MetService severe weather forecaster Erick Brenstrum joins us from Dunedin - and we're talking hurricanes!

8:30 Window on the World

Does your favourite drink taste better from a bottle, cup or can? Are foods enhanced by particular plates, or packaging? Or is it all in your head?  Emily Thomas is joined by materials specialist Ellie Doney and food psychologist Charles Spence to find out exactly how the containers we eat and drink from can change the way food taste

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9:10 Night Mail

To get in touch, email nights@radionz.co.nz , you can text us from your mobile on 2101 or you can find us on Facebook.

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9:30 Insight

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This week, on Insight explores whether the tourism industry is doing enough to train a local workforce and asks if the country's top earner will keep thriving if the migrant worker tap is turned off.

Next week, with the holiday season approaching, Insight explores the already horrific road toll for this year and asks, what can be done to turn this around?

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

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Every Monday on Nashville Babylon Mark Rogers presents the very best in alt.country, Americana and soul and blues. On this week's show we've got new music from Margo Price and the Americans, news of tour dates from Frazey Ford and the Supersuckers, raucous blues from Lightning Hopkins and home-grown country from Eb & Sparrow. There's also classics from Hank Snow and Charlie Rich plus a sublime slice of Blue Beat from Byron Lee.

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