7:12 Exploring the Real Simone De Beauvior.

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In 1949 Simone de Beauvior published The Second sex -  one of the great philosophical works of the 2oth century.

Kate Kirpatrick, who lectures religion philosophy and culture at Kings College in London, and who specialises in the study of de Beauvoir and her partner Jean Paul Satre, has chosen 2019 to launch a biography on the great French thinker - called Becoming Beauvoir - A Life.

7:30  At The Movies

On At the Movies, Dan Slevin reviews the ninth film by Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.  a family film about a dog with a talent for reincarnation, A Dog's Journey and the Kiwi documentary, Herbs: Songs of Freedom.

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

Emily Thomas from the BBC's The Food Chain programme meets the descendants of three food dynasties to find out how well work and family really mix when it comes to the food business.

9:07 Book Reading - Plumb

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Part Ten of Maurice Gee's novel "Plumb" read by Barry Empson.

It is towards the end of the First World War and George Plumb is to be tried for sedition.

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 Inside Out

Nick Tipping hosts a journey through the jazz spectrum playing favourites, standards and new releases along the way.  Tonight Nick celebrates the 60th anniversary of Charles Mingus' landmark album Mingus Ah Um..

Charles Mingus - Bi Centennial, Lower Manhattan July 4, 1976

Charles Mingus - Bi Centennial, Lower Manhattan July 4, 1976 Photo: Tom Marcello