7:12 The Virtue of Temperance

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Photo: Provincial Archives of Alberta [No restrictions]

From Plato to Positive Psychology, many philosophers give temperance a wider venue than chief regulator of sensuality.  Nights' philosopher, Ann Kerwin joins us once again.






7:30 Song Crush

Nashville to K-Pop to K-Rd to DC Hardcore - Song Crush spans the global gamut this week. Hold on tight, it's a bumpy ride. Your captain Kirsten Johnstone is joined by attendants Katrina Batten and Ellliott Childs.

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Photo: RNZ / Pinky Fang

8:10 Adaptation of Ibsen's "A Dolls House" To Tour NZ

We chat to Sophie Hambleton who's about to take the award-winning and critically acclaimed adaptation of the Henrik Ibsen classic. "A Doll's House" on tour around NZ to Dunedin, Nelson, and Hamilton.

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Photo: Twist Productions

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

Part two of the BBC World Service feature that takes a look at the TV talent show Afghan Star which has been running for 14 years, and has never been won by a woman singer. This year one of the two finalists is an 18-year-old girl - if she wins, it will be a historic breakthrough for the country.

9:07 Awkward Conversations

In this second of four panel discussions marking the Tuia 250 ki Turanga commemorations of first contact between European and Maori, Alex Perrottet talks with "recovering racist" Andrew Judd and local body candidate Meredith Akuhata-Brown about race, colonisation, and identity. Recorded on location in Gisborne's Smash Palace.

Meredith Akuhata-Brown, Andrew Judd, Alex Perrottet

Meredith Akuhata-Brown, Andrew Judd, Alex Perrottet Photo: Phil Yeo

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 Worlds of Music

Trevor Reekie has an interview about the artistry and inventions of the late Les Paul who died in 2009. The interview is with Guitarist and rock historian Lenny Kaye, who is Patty Smith's long term collaborator. Les Paul was not only a brilliant guitarist who designed and built the iconic Les Paul solid body electric guitars. but he was also one of the pioneers of the multi track recorder. His number one single 'How High The Moon', recorded in his garage in 1951 with Mary Ford stopped the recording industry in it's tracks. No one had heard anything like it and it fast tracked the recording industry into hat it has become today. As Lenny Kaye said: 'Les Paul was a really special human being'.

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Les Paul Photo: William Gottlieb