7:12 Unlocking the mysteries of the Plain of Jars in Laos

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Photo: Jakub Hałun [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

The mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks in part to work done by University of Otago palaeopathologist.Associate Professor Sian Halcrow who has described the chance to work on such a significant, mysterious and globally-treasured site was "an incredible privilege".

Associate Professor Sian Halcrow, a palaeopathologist from the University of Otago's Department of Anatomy.

Associate Professor Sian Halcrow, a palaeopathologist from the University of Otago's Department of Anatomy. Photo: copyright Graham Warman

7:35 Eating Fried Chicken in The Shower

Comedian James Nokise invites comedian Cori Gonzalez-Macuer into his safe space to talk health, happiness and headspace.

Cori Gonzalez-Macuer.

Cori Gonzalez-Macuer. Photo: RNZ

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

Sahar Zand is in Kabul for the finals of Afghan Star, a TV talent show that is on the front line of the fight to keep music alive in Afghanistan.

9:10 Nights Sport

Dana Johannsen is our sportscaster tonight she gives us her take on the speculation around the All Black squad for the Rugby World Cup, Kiwi Lisa Carrington continues to carve up on the canoe sprint circuit and The Silver Ferns are honoured at a reception at Parliament today.

The Silver Ferns with School children during a Netball World Cup celebration at Parliament in Wellington on Monday the 26th of August 2019. Copyright Photo by Marty Melville / www.Photosport.nz

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9:30 Insight

Teresa Cowie asks how much of a threat lab and plant based products pose to our dairy industry.

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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

On Nashville Babylon after 11, Mark Rogers previews Randy Newman's tour of New Zealand, plays new music from Jo Meares and Geraint Watkins, spins classic blues courtesy of Mad Dog Sheffield, a live track from Tom Petty and a birthday tune for Leon Redbone.

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Photo: Pamela Springsteen