7:12 Astronomy on Nights

Astronomer Alan Glimore joins us once again.  Tonight he's set his sights on Water vapour found on K2-18b, India's attempt to land on the Moon and the interstellar comet 'Oumuamua.

Interstellar comet 'Oumuamua.

Interstellar comet 'Oumuamua. Photo: NASA [Public domain]

7:30 Song Crush

Septuagenarian Iggy Pop has a new set of jazz inflected songs - some silly, some profound; Octogenarian bluesman Bobby Rush gets frisky with 'Sweet Lizzy', SiR fills some sweet 'boudoir RnB' with the voice of Jill Scott and Kentucky folk singer Joan Shelley creates an oasis of calm. 

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Photo: RNZ / Pinky Fang

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

Carly Sygrove is a British teacher living in Madrid. She was sitting in her school's auditorium when suddenly her head was filled with a loud screeching sound. In this intimate programme for the BBC World Service, Carly shares her personal story and speaks honestly about life with hearing in only one ear.

9:07  Awkward Conversations

In this final of four panel discussions from Tuia 250 ki Turanga, marking the 250th anniversary of the first contact between Maori and Europeans (in the shape of James Cook), Tairawhiti Gallery director Eloise Wallace talks with cultural heritage expert Karl Johnstone. Alex Perrottet is in the chair.

Karl Johnstone and Eloise Wallace

Karl Johnstone and Eloise Wallace 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 hosts a weekly music programme celebrating an eclectic mix of 'world' music, fusion and folk roots. Tonight, features an interview recorded in 2010 with the late American jazz pianist and songwriter Mose Allison, who was 83 at the time and still playing and recording. He passed away in 2016 but his catalogue of songs remain in print and continue to confirm his reputation as "the William Faulkner of jazz. Mose Allison created a wry musical legacy that continues to endure and influence dozens of better-known performers. Allison was a true American original.

Mose Allison

Mose Allison Photo: Michael Wilson