7:12 Sofa Session - Bryn van Vliet

Wellington singer-songwriter Bryn van Vliet  is live in the studio tonight,

Bryn van Vliet

Bryn van Vliet Photo: Bryn van Vliet

7:30  At The Movies

On At The Movies, Simon Morris looks at three trend-followers - Blinded by the light is yet another film inspired by a Seventies star - in this case, Bruce Springsteen.  2040 is another documentary driven by climate change.  And Angel has fallen is the third movie featuring Gerard Butler as a heroic Presidential bodyguard.

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

Matthew Cobb, Professor of Zoology at the University of Manchester, explores the hidden world of prestige, profits and piracy that lurks behind scientific journals.

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Photo: Mike Thelwall, Stefanie Haustein, Vincent Larivière, Cassidy R. Sugimoto (paper). Finn Årup Nielsen (screenshot). [CC BY 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)]

9:07 Book Reading - Plum by Maurice Gee

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

9:30 Following The Recycling Bag

We've been looking into how New Zealand's waste and recycling is being dealt with over the last few weeks on Nights.  Tonight we have a special interview with the Prime Minister's chief science advisor, Professor Juliet Gerrard.

Rethinking Plastics in Aotearoa New Zealand is the project currently being run by her office.

Juliet mentions a report from the World Health Organisation.  You can download a 3 page summary of the report here  and access the full report here. 

Juliet Gerrard, Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister

Juliet Gerrard, Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister Photo: supplied

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 plays tracks inspired by places around the world, including Cassandra Wilson with the Tennessee Waltz, Chick Corea's Spain, and Bill Charlap with Autumn in New York.

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Photo: By Scott Penner from Ottawa, Canada (Cassandra Wilson) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons