7:07 Sonic Tonic - Radiation

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Photo: Stefan-Xp [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)]

8:10 Element of The Week - Uranium

Duncan McGillivray, Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Auckland's School of Chemical Sciences is tonight's element expert.

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 Friday Night Live

For this Friday Night Live we join Raglan born songstress Anna Coddington at a concert recorded in 2011 to support her second solo album 'Cat & Bird'

Anna Coddington

Anna Coddington Photo: Supplied

9:07 Country Life 

On Country Life this week the team meet Otago businessman Ken Algie who set up AgMatch, a web-based initiative that gives farmers who pay an annual membership fee access to lower priced farming supplies and hopefully increased returns. Staying with wool, Santanu Deb-Choudhury and his team at AgResearch have found that proteins from sheep wool fibre, added in powder form to cat food, can help improve their digestive health. This could lead to digestive health improvements for a broader range of animals, and potentially human beings.

Wool protein powder

Wool protein powder Photo: r

They round off this week with a visit to Nuhaka, an East Coast town which has chess champions, it's been a base for Maori language revival, and a large apple and kiwifruit orchard there looks like it will need more than 100 hundred seasonal workers.

10:17 Lately

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Photo: RNZ

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 The Mixtape

For the latest series of The Mixtape, RNZ Music invites guests to compile a C60 of local sounds, and talk us through their selections.

Steph Brown performing LIPS

Steph Brown performing LIPS Photo: Amandala Photography

This week's RNZ Mixtape selector is Steph Brown(AKA Lips). She's half of the music direction team of new NZ film musical Daffodils and talks us through the process of picking the tracks for a feature film.