7:12 Nights Science - Physics

Prof. Shaun Hendy, director of Te Pūnaha Matatini at the University of Auckland joins Bryan in the Wellington studio. Tonight we're digesting the the 2018 Nobel Prizes in Physics.

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7:30 The Sampler

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Anika Moa returns from New Orleans with a powerful, personal set; Cat Power continues her wanderings on life's dark paths and Jon Batiste includes southern boogie and Chopin in his pianistic ambit. Nick Bollinger reviews them in The Sampler.

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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

Our Window on the world continues the  Sound  Odyssey in which  Gemma Cairney leads British artists into musical collaborations with different musicians around the world.  This week musician Kojey Radical, travels to Accra in Ghana, a country that he hasn't been too since he was 12 years old. Born and raised in London 25-year-old Radical is a spoken word-poet and rapper, a dancer, model, illustrator and video artist. The son of Ghanaian parents, he grew up channelling his energy into writing poetry, and went on to study illustration at London College of Fashion before turning to music.

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9:07 Tuesday Feature

When someone takes their own life, how does it affect those left behind?   The devastating effects on those left behind can go on for generations, especially where suicide is taboo or difficult to talk about. Mark Dowd hears the stories of people bereaved by suicide and reflects on his own experience following the suicide of his brother Chris.

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,an interview with Rob Ruha who's unique style of music that he has coined 'Haka-soul' has been performed and embraced around the world.

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His most recent album "Survivance" has been described as a fresh presentation of Soul & RnB tracks that promote the Maori nation as relevant, connected, prophetic, morally courageous and unrelenting in their pursuit of sel- determination. Rob won 4 Awards at the 2018 Waiata Maori Music Awards including Best traditional album for his album Survivance.