7:07 A Little Piece of Heaven at 7:07

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We're looking for music that takes you to your happy place.  Text us on 2101 or email nights@rnz.co.nz

7:12 Big Data and Government Policy: The Integrated Data Infrastructure

Our regular pundit, Eric Crampton for The New Zealand Initiative joins us in the studio.  Tonight he's taking a look at The Integrated Data Infrastructure and how it might be best used to inform government policy.

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7:30 Song Crush

The Song Crush team this week play some tracks you should listen to instead of the new Ed Sheeran record. Host Kirsten Johnstone is joined by Danielle Street and Elliott Childs.

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8:10 Seed Pods

Paradise Logo (Supplied)

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Richard Scott of The Podcast Hour introduces us to 'Paradise' from BBC Radio 5 and an unsolved double murder in a Caribbean paradise.

We play some of Episode 2 called Death In Paradise hosted and produced by Dan Maudsley and Stephen Nolan.

Back in 1978 the bodies of two British backpackers were found in the sea off the Guatemalan coast in central America.  It was obvious that Chris Farmer and Peta Frampton had been been murdered, but for nearly 40 years nobody was arrested over their killings.

Chris and Peta

Chris and Peta Photo: COPYRIGHT Penny Farmer

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

In the third programme of his Series 'The Superlinguists ' Simon Calder takes a close look at India where English is the one thing that the country's millions have in common - linguistically speaking.

9:07 Tuesday Feature

Lord Reith, The First Director General of the BBC.

Lord Reith, The First Director General of the BBC. Photo: Official Portrait [Public domain]

The third of The 2019 BBC Reith Lectures.  Tonight from the old Parliament House in Edinburgh. Jonathan Sumption argues that judges - especially those of the European Court of Human Rights - have usurped power by expanding the interpretation of human rights law.

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 an interview with American Banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck, a musician who has had a career that has seen him him collaborating with a diverse array of musicians and along the way win more Grammys in more categories than any other instrumentalist in Grammy history. In this interview recorded in 2009 Bela had just recorded an album called The Melody Of Rhythm with Indian tabla genius Zakir Hussain and the American double-bass master Edgar Meyer. The album was nominated for a Grammy in 2010 for Best Classical Crossover Album.

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Bela Fleck Photo: Ian Rawn