7:07 Sonic Tonic

I think that there is always a part of utopia in any romantic relationship. Pedro Almodovar

For other nations, utopia is a blessed past never to be recovered; for Americans it is just beyond the horizon. Henry Kissinger

To know oneself is to disbelieve utopia. Michael Novak

Every utopia - let's just stick with the literary ones - faces the same problem: What do you do with the people who don't fit in? Margaret Atwood

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Capitalism is always evaluated against dreams. Utopia is a dream. It doesn't exist. Rush Limbaugh

Our life dreams the Utopia. Our death achieves the Ideal. Victor Hugo

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8:12 Something for The Weekend

We talk to Tracy Loomes from The Garden City Cavy Club about their Guinea Pigs On Show event talking place tomorrow in Papanui, Christchurch.

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8:30 Spotlight 

Dweezil Zappa will be bringing his father's music to New Zealand in early 2018, in spite of a family feud over Frank Zappa's legacy. He spoke about the pleasures and pitfalls of his project to Nick Bollinger.

Dweezil Zappa

Dweezil Zappa Photo: supplied

9:07 Country Life 

Country Life takes a look at Environment Southland's Focus Farm Activity Plan is being taken up by an increasing number of farmers and whizzes around a Space Museum in a small Waikato town.

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Photo: RNZ/Susan Murray

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

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Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

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 selector is Wellington film composer and music editor Stephen Gallagher.