7:12 Interview

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The comedian Ally Baharoon has been all around the world - born in Tanzania, lived in Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, and now Canada.

He's also lived with a stutter - and he decided at some point he should really live with it - and make it part of an act as a stand-up comedian.

Check out Ally's show at the Auckland Fringe Festival.

7:35 Upbeat

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On Saturday the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra celebrated its 60th birthday with a concert featuring violinist Natalia Lomeiko - a regular soloist with the CSO since she was a teenager.

Natalia's parents immigrated to New Zealand 22 years ago to join the CSO; her mother, another Natalia, is also a violinist and her father Yuri plays double bass.

She spoke to Eva Radich about being back in her adopted home town of Christchurch,

8:10 Night Mail

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8:15 Dateline Pacific

RNZ Pacific's daily current affairs programme covering the major Pacific stories of the week, with background and reaction from the people making the news.

8:30 Window on the World

In 1980, the tiny country of Iceland did something no other nation had done. They elected a female head of state. BBC chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet travels to Reykjavik to meet Vigdis Finnbogadottir. Now 87, she was president for exactly 16 years and remains the longest-serving elected female head of state of any country to date. "That's what I have given to the girls of this country," she says: "If she can, I can."

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9:10 Nights Sport

Dana Johansen joins us to talk all things sporting.

9:30 Insight

This week, Insight reporter Teresa Cowie heads out onto our streets and into our homes to ask about noise levels and what all that racket is doing to our wellbeing.

10:17 Lately

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Lately with Karyn Hay is a late night radio show on RNZ National, with an eye on live events, an ear for music, a great sense of humour and a genuine interest in people and their stories.

11:07 Nashville Babylon

Fats Domino dies at 89-years-old.

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Every Monday on Nashville Babylon Mark Rogers presents the very best in alt.country, Americana and soul and blues. Tonight Mark says "happy birthday" to Fats Domino, George Thorogood and Johnny Cash, plays new music from Eb and Sparrow's forthcoming album and spins classics from Nina Simone, Jimi Hendrix and Lambchop.

Kurt Wagner of Lambchop

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