7:12 The Last of the Flutemakers

Stephen Wessel from Somerset in the UK is currently believed to be the last full-time craftsperson in the UK making fully handmade Boehm system flutes.

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Photo: http://www.wessel-flutes.co.uk

Stephen's impending retirement, after 35 years in the business, not only ends a long and illustrious career, but could signal the end of flutemaking in the UK - a proud tradition stretching back to the nineteenth century.

The Heritage Crafts Association has set out to save British flutemaking by seeking potential trainees interested in learning this intricate and highly-skilled craft from a retiring master.

We talk to Stephen about his career and this fantastic opportunity.

Stephen Wessel

Stephen Wessel Photo: photo by South West News Service

7:35 Eating Fried Chicken in the Shower

James Nokise invites famous people into his mental health safe space for a finger-licking chat about headspace and happiness.  Tonight's guest is entrepreneur Jenene Crossan!

Jenene Crossan.

Jenene Crossan. Photo: RNZ

8:15 Dateline Pacific

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Photo: RNZ

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

Editor in Chief of Britain's The Guardian newspaper Katharine Viner charts the story of the infamous Peterloo Massacre which happened in Manchester 200 years ago this year - a devastating event which would have a huge impact on how Britain was run.

Peterloo Massacre

Peterloo Massacre Photo: Richard Carlile (1790–1843) [Public domain]

9:10 Nights Sport

Peter Lammp is this week's sportscaster.

9:30 Insight

This week on Insight, John Gerritsen investigates if New Zealand needs to do more to improve business links with China by connecting with the tens of thousands of students who study here every year.

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Bicycles in Beijing Photo: RNZ Insight/ John Gerritsen

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

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On this week's Nashville Babylon Mark Rogers has a birthday tune for John Lee Hooker, a track from Rory Gallagher's Blues album, a Carter Family cover courtesy of Micah P Hinson, new music from Dana Gavinski, plus Courtney Marie Andrews, Hope Sandoval, Emmylou Harris and Traffic.

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