7:12 Cultural Ambassador - Latin American Music

Nights' Cultural Ambassador, Mona-Lynn Courteau's topic this week is la Nueva Canción Chilena, or Chilean New Song. This was a musical movement in Chile that went from the mid-1960s until the military coup against Salvador Allende in 1973, after which it went underground.

7:30 The Sampler

Nick Bollinger discusses the bittersweet fairytales of Princess Chelsea, homegrown exotica of Orchestra of Spheres, Kentucky vignettes of Tyler Childers and a second pass at a major album from St. Vincent.

Orchestra Of Spheres

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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

Welsh singer-songwriter, Charlotte Church, travels to Kutaisi in Georgia on the border of Europe and Asia,  to learn about Georgian polyphonic singing, a genre of music she's fascinated by.  Charlotte collaborates with a polyphonic choir in Kutaisi to create a new recording.

British singer Charlotte Church performs with a strings ensemble as part of a Greenpeace protest against Royal Dutch Shell's exploration and drilling for oil in the Arctic in August 2015.

British singer Charlotte Church. Photo: BEN STANSALL / AFP

9:07 Tuesday Feature

The opioid epidemic has become a major problem in America and especially in Kentucky - one of the first states to be hit hard by a problem which started with over-prescribing of prescription drugs. Our Tuesday feature explore its impact, on people in one city, Louisville, - looking at how it is affecting schools and colleges, as well as health care, law and order and prisons.

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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.