7:12 Nights' Culture - Latin American Music

The music of Latin America from Mona-Lynn Courteau, this week featuring the harp.

7:30 Song Crush

Homegrown guitar fuzz, classic New York hip-hop beats, dancehall riddims from France, and noisy Nashville country-rock are a few of the sounds you’ll hear on Song Crush this week, featuring Brad Sticky Warrington and Elliott Childs with host Kirsten Johnstone.

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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

Across the world, there's a shortage of vegetable and fruit pickers. Rising affluence, Population shifts and changes to immigration laws have left farmers struggling to find enough people to do the work. The effect has been particularly pronounced in the US where President Trump has cracked down on immigration, and the UK with its plans to leave the EU. Robot pickers may provide the answer - but they could also provide more problems than solutions.

9:07 The Packaging Dilemma

Kim Hill discusses the Packaging Dilemma (how to keep food safe without filling the environment with toxic rubbish) with Sharon Humphreys of the Packaging Council, Mike Sammons from Foodstuffs, the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor Prof Juliet Gerrard, and Dr Xiameng Yu, an expert in food packaging and safety from the China Agricultural University, Beijing. 

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

Seckou Keita & Catrin Finch

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Tonight's episode features an interview recorded in 2018 with Welsh Harpist, Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora virtuoso Seckou Keita. Catrin is a classically trained musician who is credited with bringing her instrument to a wider public while Seckou Keita comes from a long line of Griots where the Kora has been passed down in his family since the 13 Century. With just 69 strings between these 2 musicians have recorded 2 beautiful albums that resulted in sold out Concerts in the UK and Europe. . .and it just been announced that the duo will be playing Womad 2020.