7:12 Phosphorus in Soil

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Professor Louis Schipper, from Waikato University's School of Earth Sciences is talking phosphorus.

7:30 Song Crush

The Song Crush team have comebacks from alt-rock greats Sebadoh and Bill Callahan, an educational jam from Jamilla Woods, and more fresh musical treats. Host Kirsten Johnstone is joined by Yadana Saw, Tony Stamp and Elliott Childs

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8:10 Seed Pods

Richard Scott of The Podcast Hour introduces us to George the Poet, an award-winning- and very distinctive podcast- produced by a spoken word poet based in London.

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

During the Migrant Crisis thousands of Nigerian women were trafficked into Italy for sexual exploitation. In 2016 alone 11,000 made the perilous journey through lawless Libya and then in flimsy boats across the Mediterranean. Naomi Grimley asks what became of them when they got to Europe.

9:07 Christchurch Word Festival

The last recording from the 2018 Word Christchurch Festival brings together the theme of adventure, and 125 years of women's suffrage in New Zealand. Four women tell stories from their adventurous lives and talk about what drives them to take risks in their life and work. You'll hear from Hollie Woodhouse, extreme sports star and editor an adventure magazine; Lilia Tarawa, who grew up in Gloriavale and escaped as a teenager; Michelle Dickinson aka Nanogirl, science communicator and adventurer; Margaret Austin, Palmerston North Sunday school teacher turned Paris-showgirl. The lively discussion is hosted by broadcaster and author Miriama Kamo.

Margaret Austin, Lilia Tarawa, Mirama Kamo (top), Dr Michelle Dickinson, Hollie Woodfield (bottom)

Margaret Austin, Lilia Tarawa, Mirama Kamo (top), Dr Michelle Dickinson, Hollie Woodfield (bottom) Photo: Word Christchurch

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 exclusive interview with sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell of Larkin Poe from Atlanta, who draw their creative inspiration from a repertoire of heritage blues artists who equally informs their own gritty originals.

Rebecca and Megan Lovell from Larkin Poe

Rebecca and Megan Lovell from Larkin Poe Photo: Supplied

They have been performing and touring since their teens, regularly playing bars and clubs before graduating to playing stadiums with Bob Seger and Keith Urban. They now have a global fan base that is the product of astute social media skills and heavy touring … as well as four studio records released on their own record label.

Worlds of music caught up with Larkin Poe in their dressing room at The Tuning Fork before their Auckland show to talk about the blues, being all things to themselves and being distantly related to Edgar Allan Poe.