7:12  Metro Area - Retro futurism

Nights' Electronic Music Cultural Ambassador, Paul Berrington joins Bryan in the studio once again. He treats us to a few tracks from Metro Area.

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Morgan Geist and Darshan Jesrani struck up a friendship in 1998 after discovering that they both loved techno icons Kraftwerk, soulful disco producer James "D-Train" Williams, and Detroit techno pioneer Derrick May.

Both had been making music since the late 80s, Darshan the lesser known, recording under several aliases including; Acronym City, City of God, and Essa 3.  They released one track together as Phenom on West Coast label Aquarhythms and then decided on Metro Area.

7:35 New Horizons

Rebecca Pidgeon is perhaps best known as an actor (The Winslow Boy, Red) but she's also a consummate singer-songwriter. After some releases that have been rather tough listening, her tenth album, Sudden Exposure to Light, is music that will woo you.

Rebecca Pidgeon

Rebecca Pidgeon Photo: ex artist website rebeccapidgeonmusic.com/

8:10 The Future of Power in Our Lives

University of Canterbury Associate Professor Aaron Marshall is developing redox flow batteries as a viable energy storage system that will never wear.

Associate Professor Aaron Marshall is developing redox flow battery systems as a cheap, robust solution to large-scale energy storage.

Associate Professor Aaron Marshall is developing redox flow battery systems as a cheap, robust solution to large-scale energy storage. Photo: University of Canterbury, New Zealand

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

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Photo: By Deavmi [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Another helping from the BBC's Food Chain programme.  Emily Thomas meets three food writers from three continents, who reveal their power and influence over what and how we eat.

9:07 Our Changing World

This week on Our Changing World, Sonia Sly investigates what electronic gaming machines do to our brains and discovers that the chemical element nickel is about much more than just 5 cent coins.

Traditional forms of gambling are increasingly moving to the online space.

Traditional forms of gambling are increasingly moving to the online space. Photo: 123rf

9:30 Overseas Correspondent - Japan

Motoko Kakubayashi has the latest from Japan. including the historic election of two severely disabled people into government, an arson attack on a famous anime studio and how Japan is preparing for the 2020 Olympics.

This aerial view shows the rescue and recover scene after a fire at an animation company building killed some two dozen people in Kyoto on July 18, 2019.

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Motoko also gives us her - very first hand - report on Typhoon Lekima which swept through the middle of her family holiday on the island of Miyakojima.

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 Music 101 pocket edition

Tha Movement (David Saotupe) and Anonymouz (Matthew Faiumu Salapu)

Tha Movement (David Saotupe) and Anonymouz (Matthew Faiumu Salapu) Photo: RNZ: Claire Eastham-Farrelly / Supplied

On this week's Pocket Edition local hip hop heads Anonymouz and Tha Movement explain how their song wound up in the new Fast & Furious movie, and Aussie wag Kirin J Callinan tells the story behind Andie McDowell's appearance in his new music video.

Kirin J Callinan in the RNZ Auckland studios. 20 July 2017.

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly