7:07 Sonic Tonic -Tearjerkers

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I suppose I've always done my share of crying, especially when there's no other way to contain my feelings. I know that men ain't supposed to cry, but I think that's wrong. Crying's always been a way for me to get things out which are buried deep, deep down. When I sing, I often cry. Crying is feeling, and feeling is being human. Oh yes, I cry. Ray Charles

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When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools. William Shakespeare

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It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away. Charles Dickens

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Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. Dr. Seuss

8:12 Something for the Weekend

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15 Year old Jowan Nute is a bit of a bright spark in the blacksmithing world.  He'll be demonstrating his skills this Sunday at the Warkworth and District Museum.

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8:30 Spotlight 

Anika Moa.

Anika Moa. Photo: All Talk with Anika Moa

In October this Year Anika Moa celebrated the the 10th Anniversary of her album In Swings the Tide with a series of concerts where she performed the entirety of the album alongside a number of new songs. We catch up with her and band in tow at the Kings Arms in Auckland.

9:07 Country Life 

Commercial blade shearers Phil and Allan Oldfield take a break from shearing a mob of sheep on Russell Brodie's farm at Rangitata in South Canterbury.

Photo: RNZ Cosmo Kentish-Barnes

Tonight on Country life, Geraldine shearers Phil and Allan Oldfield chat about their passion for the blades while shearing a mob of sheep at Russell Brodie's farm at Rangitata in South Canterbury and meaty mushrooms, Clive Thompson grows seven tonnes of them a week near Carterton.

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

Ian Magan in the 1960s

Ian Magan in the 1960s Photo: Simon Grigg

This week's guest on the RNZ Mix Tape is with Ian Magan, a pioneer of both commercial radio and concert promotion in New Zealand.  In the 1960's he was one of the original team of 'Good Guys', the DJ's that took on the system and started Pirate radio broadcasts from The Tiri in the Hauraki Gulf, which was to later become known as Radio Hauraki.

Ian went on to form the Concert Promotions Company in 1975 that later became Pacific Entertainment in 1995.  Having been involved with some of the biggest and most successful tours ever promoted in New Zealand with a long and diverse list of artists including, BB King, Pavarotti, Elton John and Dire Straits, Ian is affectionately considered as one of the most experienced and respected promoters in Aotearoa.