7:12 Mushrooms

Nights' toxicologist, Dr. Leo Schep from Toxinform has mushrooms in his mind.  Some of the magic variety - and some not so magic that put you off alcohol.

Dried Psylocibyn magic mushrooms in kit. Isolated on white background. Natural remedy.

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7:30 Song Crush

It's fairly close to the middle of the year so there's a large handful of regular Song Crush selectors in the studio to pick their favourite songs of the year so far - or at least, eight of them. Host Kirsten Johnstone is joined by Yadana Saw, Elliot Childs, Brad Warrington, Tony Stamp, Jana Whitta and Waveney Russ

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8:10 Seed Pods

Richard Scott introduces us to 'Long Distance' a podcast written and hosted by Paola Mardo and produced by Paola Mardo and Patrick Epino which investigates the sometimes problematic history of the tiki bar.

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

Lakota are one of the Sioux tribes of America's South Dakota Plains. And like many Native tribal groups, their young generations are blighted by alarmingly high rates of alcohol abuse, suicide and unemployment. In our Window on the World feature tonight, a Lakota student who's made it to the prestigious Ivy League university- Yale . - explores the challenges faced by Native American young people.

9:07 Praying For Petrol

In a country infamous for its drug cartels, Mexico has another booming black market - petrol.

It started with just a few individuals illegally tapping pipe-lines to sell to their local communities.

But the heavyweights of organised crime have now moved in. They see the appeal in peddling a product that is used by most of the population, and that does not even need to cross a border to be sold.

And there's an associated culture - with songs and even a patron saint of petrol thieves

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

Tonight Trevor Reekie has an interview with Australian band EQUUS, a band who's music focuses on the traditional music of Mongolia, sung by world-renowned Mongolian throat singer Bukh (vocals, Morin Khuur and a one time member of the National Morin Huur ensemble) fused with Middle Eastern strings and a dynamic rhythm section.

Equus in concert

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Well-known Australian musician John Robinson who plays Oud, Turkish Baglama and guitar talks about the new Equus album, called Tailwind Home, that makes for a bold, imaginative music project that succeeds in the creation of an entirely new sound.