7:12 The Ethics of Euthanasia

As New Zealand considers a bill looking to legalise euthanasia, an Otago University ethicist considers it's time to shine the light on the ethical complications surrounding body donation and assisted dying.

Dr Jon Cornwall

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Bioethicist Dr Jon Cornwall and his Canadian colleague Professor Bruce Wainman, director of the Pathology and Molecular Medicine and Education Programme in Anatomy at McMaster University, have recently published a paper in the scientific journal Anatomical Sciences Education considering the matter of body donation after medically assisted death.

7:35 Not Your Average Cricket Show

RNZ's resident cricket podcast Not Your Average Cricket Show is back, following all the action for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.

The Black Caps celebrate the wicket of Rahmat Shah in their World Cup pool match in Taunton.

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In today's show the team chat with correspondent former Blackcap Iain O'Brien, hear about Otago Cricket's Girls Smash programme, and have former Blackcap pace-men Shane Bond and Geoff Allott dissect New Zealand's recent games against Bangladesh and Afghanistan

8:10 Scott Mannion

Loving Echoes is the first solo album by New Zealand recording artist Scott Mannion, co-founder of Lil' Chief Records. We take a listen to a couple of tracks.

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

How does rivalry on the football field reflect the political divisions in Istanbul and Turkey as a whole? BBC Correspondent ED Butler goes on Assignment to Istanbul to explore the relationship between football and politics in Turkey.

9:10 Nights Sport

Peter Lammp is our sportscaster tonight.  He's taking a look at tennis brats and the possible axing of NPC Rugby coverage.

Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios throws his racquet.


9:30 Insight

On Insight Phil Pennington investigates who should be keeping New Zealanders safe from extremists?

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"We don't have a strategy that anticipates and prevents or seeks prevention of a terrorist act happening," Photo: RNZ / Phil Pennington

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 Nashville Babylon

On tonight's show Mark Rogers says happy birthday to Howlin' Wolf, celebrates the 70th anniversary of Hank Williams's debut at the Grand Ole Opry and spins classics from Etta James, BB King and Tom Waits.

Tom Waits

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