7:12 Left Thinking

Nights' left thinking pundit, University of Otago political historian A.Prof Brian Roper joins us once again.  Tonight he's talking changing politics, political economy, and technological infrastructure of alternative music.

7:30 The Sampler

Nick Bollinger reviews a collaboration between honky-tonk hellraiser Linda Gail Lewis and Chicago country stalwart Robbie Fulks; a compilation that surveys the state of the union circa 1968; and talks to Kentucky songwriter Tyler Childers.

Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis

Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis Photo: Andy Goodwin

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

Adam Hart looks deep into the oceans this week as he continues his series exploring how luck and serendipity have been surprisingly important in some of the greatest discoveries in science. His subject today is The Coelacanth - a fish that was only known from the fossil record. Then in 1938, a young South African curator found one - only just deceased - on the deck of a fishing boat.

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Photo: James St. John [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

9:07 Tuesday Feature

Dr Brett Nicholls, Leonie Hayden, Dr Anne Begg, Sam Stutchbury, Dr John Williams

Dr Brett Nicholls, Leonie Hayden, Dr Anne Begg, Sam Stutchbury, Dr John Williams Photo: University of Otago

Guyon Espiner explores the changing relationship between the media and the advertising industry which has previously bankrolled it with a panel of experts including: Dr Brett Nicholls, Leonie Hayden, Dr Anne Begg, Sam Stutchbury and Dr John Williams. This event was recorded in front of an audience in August in association with the University of Otago.

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

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Trevor Reekie hosts a weekly music programme celebrating an eclectic mix of 'world' music, fusion and folk roots. Tonight features new music from Salif Keita, described as the 'Golden Voice of Africa' and a track he recorded with Ladysmith Black Mambazo; new music from Estonian singer Maarja Nuut who promises to be one of the discoveries of the 2019 Womad weekend. Also Ex Mamaku Project vocalist, Tui Mamaki has a new solo album which she wrote and recorded while she was living in Bulgaria … and we also acknowledge the incredible legacy of the late English folk guitarist, Davy Graham, who was born on the 26th of November 1940.

Guitarist Davy Graham

Guitarist Davy Graham Photo: Supplied