7:07 Sonic Tonic - Carnival

Everything being a constant carnival, there is no carnival left. Victor Hugo

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brazil carnival Photo: Creative commons

I was sure that somewhere a grandiose carnival was going on in the sky, and I was missing it. Eve Babitz

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cologne Photo: flickr/ Radomir Cernoch

In Brazil, you buy tickets to go to the stadium to watch the carnival, but in Trinidad, you buy a costume and take part. There are very few things that can rival that experience. Jillionaire

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carnival Photo: Creative commons

Living in New York always felt to me like living in the middle of a carnival. It never stopped. There was something very exciting about it. Sissy Spacek

8:12 Something for the Weekend (If you perhaps have a private jet...?)

Lisa Rockenbach from the Goethe-Institut, New Zealand is in the studio to tell us all about the Cologne Carnival

8:30 Spotlight 

Al Green

Al Green Photo: Supplied

Al Green is unquestionably one of soul's towering figures. Many of his hit records, including 'Love and Happiness', one of Barack Obama's favourite songs, embraced love in one the most tumultuous periods in American history -  the 1970s. Just like the era in which he found success, Al Green is complex. At the peak of his commercial success he renounced making secular records and returned to the church.

Acclaimed journalist and author Jimmy McDonough talks to Trevor Reekie about his new book Soul Survivor - Biography of Al Green.

Jimmy McDonough; Al Green & Willie Mitchell

Jimmy McDonough; Al Green & Willie Mitchell Photo: Supplied

9:07 Country Life 

Country Life meets a couple who by the sounds of things don't sleep ... they've kept their day jobs as well as running a commercial enterprise with lavender bushes, olive and lemon trees, a lavender still and a B and B.

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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

Vibrant colours were the mainstay of the evening.

Vibrant colours were the mainstay of the evening. Photo: RNZ / Eva Corlett

The Topp Twins and Openside singer Possum Plows

The Topp Twins and Openside singer Possum Plows Photo: Supplied

To celebrate Auckland Pride Festival 2018 The Topp Twins and Possum Plows from the band Openside join  Music 101's Alex Behan to share stories, experiences and choose some songs for the RNZ music mixtape.