7:12 Eric Crampton

For his last visit of 2019 to the RNZ Nights studio, Dr Eric Crampton, Chief Economist at The New Zealand Initiative will draw together some of the themes he's been discussing over the year.

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7:30 Song Crush

Nick Cave is at peace with his ghosts, Björk is cut up by The Knife, and New York indie-rockers Vivian Girls are back in business. Kirsten Johnstone and the Song Crush team, this week it's Tony Stamp and BFM's program director Sarah Thomson, present you with new songs to love.

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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

In this Global Business, Josephine Casserly meets a retired Californian policeman, James Cooper, who has returned to his grandfather's farm, determined to revolutionise Liberia's rubber industry. But in a country with a struggling economy and endemic corruption, can he succeed?

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9:07 The Disordered Food System

Kim Hill explores the cost of food in an obesigenic society with a panel of experts: Dr Sally Mackay and Dr Matire Harwood from the University of Auckland, Deborah Manning from KiwiHarvest and Professor Hugh Campbell from the University of Otago. Recorded in Wellington in association with the University of Otago.

Deborah Manning, Dr Matire Harwood, Prof. Hugh Campbell, Dr Sally Mackay, Kim Hll.

Deborah Manning, Dr Matire Harwood, Prof. Hugh Campbell, Dr Sally Mackay, Kim Hll. Photo: Otago University Wellington / Edgar DiaPan

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

On Worlds of Music, Trevor Reekie features an homage to the Egyptian percussionist Hossam Ramzy who passed away on September 10 aged 65. Ramzy recorded over 30 albums, a long list of original film scores and collaborated with a who's who of musicians including Peter Gabriel, Joan Armatrading, Jay Z, Ricky Martin, and in 1994 Robert Plant and Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin invited Hosssam to put together a band of Arabian musicians and work on their reunion album and tour 'No Quarter -Unledded'.

Hossam Ramzy : 15 December 1953 – 10 September 2019on

Hossam Ramzy : 15 December 1953 – 10 September 2019on Photo: Supplied

The interview is with Bruce Aitken an award winning drummer and educator from Invercargill who currently lives in Sydney. From 2001-2010 Bruce owned and operated the Cape Breton International Drum Festival, inviting a veritable star studded line up of drumming heavyweights to attend and perform work-shops. It was there that Bruce became a close friend with Hossam Ramzy and he shares some of those memories with us.