7:12 Nights Pundit - Brian Roper

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University of Otago political historian Prof Brian Roper is back to take a look at the Climate Change Policies of the Labour-led Government.

7:30 The Sampler

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In The Sampler this week Nick Bollinger reviews the first solo work in seven years from former Fur Patrol frontwoman Julia Deans; a set of songs from Courtney Barnett that tell us how she really feels; and a memorial to one of British pop's greatest arrangers.

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8:10 Night Mail

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8:15 Dateline Pacific

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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

Many Filipino women working overseas have left children behind and now watch their children grow up over a screen, but does this virtual mothering help maintain their relationship while they spend years apart? We hear from Filipino migrant workers in the UK and their children back in the Philippines to hear both sides of their stories.

9:07 The Day Hope Died

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Fifty years after an assassin ended the life of American politician Robert Kennedy, BBC Hard-talk host, Stephen Sackur speaks to some of the people whose lives were changed forever by the killing in an attempt to clarify why Bobby Kennedy left such a lasting impression on US politics and society?

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 Worlds of Music

Trevor Reekie hosts a weekly music programme celebrating an eclectic mix of 'world' music, fusion and folk roots. Tonight features an interview with Daymé Arocena, a young Cuban classically trained singer, songwriter, arranger, choir director and band leader who played Womad NZ 2018. Born and raised in Havana and accepted at age 10 into one of Cuba's prestigious music schools, she studied a choir directing course rooted in Western classical tradition. However, in her late teens, profoundly influenced by the music of Nina Simone, she became infatuated with jazz and was mentored by the influential DJ Gilles Peterson, who signed her to his record label Brownswood Recordings. Aged only 26 she has recorded 3 albums, toured widely and is described as Cuba's "finest young female singer."

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