7:12 Night Music

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Berlin based, Kiwi singer/songwriter Teresa Bergman is in the studio tonight ahead of her New Zealand tour.  Expect something very exciting and utterly beautiful!

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7:30 The Sampler

In The Sampler this week Nick Bollinger considers the cross-cultural rhythms and colonial guilt of Tune-Yards' Merril Garbus; the sound worlds of Jamaican electronic duo Equiknoxx Music, and black-T-shirt blues of Atlanta sisters Larkin Poe.

8:12 Nights' Pundit

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Public policy think tank, the New Zealand Initiative, says this country is still under-prepared for the next big earthquake. The group of economists has reviewed the policy response to the Canterbury earthquakes and has just released its report: Recipe for disaster: Building policy on shaky ground. Dr. Eric Crampton talk us through their findings.

8:30 Window on the World

Donald Trump came to office insisting he would end America's mismanaged wars and invest in defence. In an unusual breach with past practice he chose a general to head up the Pentagon. But how far has defence policy changed in Trump's first year? Is he likely to take US forces into new confrontations? And what of those who see Mr Trump as having a potentially irresponsible finger on the nuclear button? The BBC's Defence and Diplomatic correspondent, Jonathan Marcus, examines the relationship between Trump and the Generals.

9:07 Tuesday Feature

A fear of brain damage is leading lots of Americans to give up playing football and leading to many parents forbidding their children from taking it up. Bill Littlefield asks whether this multi-billion dollar business can survive if so many players turn their backs on the sport.

10:17 Late Edition

A roundup of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Dateline Pacific from RNZ International.

11:07 Worlds of Music

Trevor Reekie hosts a weekly music programme celebrating an eclectic mix of 'world' music, fusion and folk roots. Tonight, music from a new album by 3MA consisting of 3 musicians from Mali, Marocco and Madagscar, plus a new album by Grammy nominated Cuban vocalist Danay Suárez.  Also in this program Trevor talks to the charismatic sitar virtuoso, Anoushka Shankar, who is one of the headliners of Womad 2018 and the Auckland Arts Festival.