7:12 Physics and Telling the Time.

Nights'  physicist and director of Te Pūnaha Matatini at the University of Auckland, Prof. Shaun Hendy joins us once again. Tonight we're looking at Radiometric Dating.

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7:30 Song Crush

Joining host Kirsten Johnstone tonight is Yadana Saw, Tony Stamp, and there's another cameo from John Campbell.

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8:10 Night Mail

To get in touch, email nights@radionz.co.nz , you can text us from your mobile on 2101 or you can find us on Facebook.

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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

All around the world the broom is a ubiquitous object used for sweeping homes, places of work and worship. It is so ordinary, so everyday, that a huge range of idioms, traditions and beliefs in the power of sweeping have appeared. Award-winning poet, Imtiaz Dharker presents a reflective evocation in words, sound and music of the broom in many cultures.


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9:07 Raising The Bar

Myths, misunderstandings and current research into the brain are discussed by Associate Professor Cathy Stinear from the University of Auckland during the 2018 Raising the Bar night. A lively question and answer session covers everything from how to keep your marbles as you age, what happens when you dream, and the relationship between physical and mental health.

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Assoc. Prof Cathy Stinear Photo: RNZ / Paul Bushnell

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 Christopher C. King, a Grammy-award winning producer and audio engineer, and a musicologist. But it's his avid passion for collecting old 78 rpm records that has established his reputation. Profiles of King have appeared in the New York Times Magazine and Washington Post.

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Christopher C King Photo: photo by jennifer bopst

Exclusively for Worlds of Music, King has chosen a few of the 78's that he has in his massive collection and talks about why they have a special significance for him.