7:12 The Virtues of Humour and Gentleness

Our philosophy regular, Dr. Ann Kerwin is back.  Tonight we're learning about Andre Comte-Sponville and his ideas on Humour and Gentleness.

7:30 Song Crush

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It's a jumbo edition of Song Crush this week as seven regular song-crushers choose their best song of the summer.
Selectors are: Tony Stamp, Jana Whitta, Danielle Street, Brad 'Sticky' Warrington, Yadana Saw, Elliott Childs and host Kirsten Johnstone.

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

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

With Brexit fast approaching, Catherine Carr talks to people on the move in Glasgow, Cardiff, Belfast and London. Are the people she meets downcast, delighted, or disinterested? At a time of political and social upheaval, we find out what is really on their minds.

9:07 BANG!

We all know how it goes- two people meet, they fall in love, they decide to get married and live happily ever after. We've heard different versions of this story so many times, many of us never stop to ask if it's what we want for ourselves, or whether there are other options. In this episode, author of Sex at Dawn Christopher Ryan explains what we can learn about monogamy from our hunter-gatherer ancestors, kiwi couples share some of the ups and downs of decades together, and sex therapist Nic Beets provides valuable advice.

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 features some of the artists who will be playing at Womad NZ on the 15-17 March in New Plymouth. Later in the program there is a collection of short interviews that examine the business side of world music, featuring members of Spanish band Ojos De Brujo, Australian band Blue King Brown, the Hypnotic Brass Band from Chicago, Babylon Circus from France, Mexican electronic duo Nortec Collective and Joey Burns from the American band Calexico.