7:12 Military Historian Damien Fenton

Military historian Dr. Damien Fenton joins us once again.  Tonight he takes a look at the last 6 months of the First World War.

New Zealand soldiers walking over a wooden bridge spanning the Ypres Canal heading for the firing line at the Western Front on18 October 1917

New Zealand soldiers walking over a wooden bridge spanning the Ypres Canal heading for the firing line at the Western Front on18 October 1917 Photo: National Library of New Zealand

7:30 The Sampler

Nick Bollinger reviews a solo debut from Kiwi rock veteran Harry Lyon; a sophomore set from Chicago rapper Noname; and an album that shines a new light into a few corners of Paul Simon's catalogue.


Noname Photo: supplied

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

Our Window on the World tonight continues the Sound Odyssey in which Gemma Cairney leads British artists into musical collaborations with different musicians around the world. Tonight, Musician and actor Johnny Flynn joins the Colombian accordion legend of Cumbia, Carmelo Torres to combine his British folk storytelling with the folk sounds of Colombia. The aim, to see if they can overcome language barriers and cultural differences to create a new track together in just two days.

9:07 Smart Talk

Chaired by Noelle McCarthy, today's edition of Smart Talk from the Auckland Museum explores the working life and professional experience of the former New Zealand PM Helen Clark who was the first female Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme.

Helen Clark and Noelle McCarthy

Helen Clark and Noelle McCarthy Photo: Auckland War Memorial Museum

In a wide-ranging conversation they explore sexism, power, and how society has changed.

10:17 Lately

RNZ Presenter Bryan Crump

RNZ Presenter Bryan Crump Photo: RNZ

Bryan Crump brings us the latest live news and views from at home and around the world.

11:07 Worlds of Music

Disques Debs International

Disques Debs International Photo: Strut Records UK

Trevor Reekie hosts a weekly music programme celebrating an eclectic mix of 'world' music, fusion and folk roots. Tonight Trevor features new music from Tunisian Oud player Dhaffer Youssef as well as a couple of recordings from this weeks featured album called Disques Debs International Vol. 1, a compilation released by the industrious UK label Strut Records delving into the archives of one of the greatest French Caribbean labels - Disques Debs out of Guadeloupe.

Established in the late '50s, the label played a pivotal role in bringing the créole music of Guadeloupe and Martinique to a wider international audience.